Enforcement actions Archive

Attorney General Frosh, Secretary Tablada Announce Settlement with Valley Proteins

Attorney General Frosh, Secretary Tablada Announce Settlement with Valley Proteins Consent Decree Requires the Company to Pay $540,000 Penalty and Install Upgrades to Existing System BALTIMORE, MD (September 12, 2022) – Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh and Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) Secretary Horacio Tablada today announced ...Read More

eMDE: Secretary’s Blog, new air quality forecasting system, and more

New Tools for Environmental Justice, MDE Documents One thing that really caught my eye after being appointed MDE Secretary in June by Governor Hogan was all the recent progress we have made in serving overburdened communities throughout the state thanks to our Maryland Commission on Environmental Justice and Sustainable ...Read More

Sec. Grumbles directs Maryland Environmental Service to take charge of Back River WWTP

MARYLAND ENVIRONMENT SECRETARY GRUMBLES DIRECTS MARYLAND ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICE TO TAKE CHARGE OF BACK RIVER WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT Directive for Maryland Environmental Service to oversee operations at Baltimore City-owned plant to protect public health and the environment follows city’s failure to comply with March 24 order requiring demonstration that it ...Read More

Secretary Grumbles issues order demanding immediate end to illegal discharges at Back River WWTP

MARYLAND ENVIRONMENT SECRETARY GRUMBLES ISSUES ORDER DEMANDING IMMEDIATE END TO ILLEGAL DISCHARGES AT BACK RIVER WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANTOrder cites ongoing and worsening operational deficiencies at state’s largest sewage treatment plant, requires demonstration of compliance with all discharge permit conditions within 48 hours BALTIMORE (March 24, 2022) – Maryland Environment ...Read More

Secretary Grumbles, Attorney General Frosh File Complaint Against Valley Proteins

Secretary Grumbles, Attorney General Frosh File Complaint Against Valley ProteinsComplaint Seeks Injunctive Relief and Civil Penalties BALTIMORE, MD (February 2, 2022) – Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) Secretary Ben Grumbles and Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh today filed a complaint in the Circuit Court for Dorchester County ...Read More

MDE takes clean air enforcement action against Western Maryland cement plant

DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT TAKES CLEAN AIR ENFORCEMENT ACTION AGAINST WESTERN MARYLAND CEMENT PLANTSettlement agreement with Holcim includes $110,000 penalty BALTIMORE (Feb. 2, 2022) – The Maryland Department of the Environment has secured an enforcement action against a Western Maryland cement plant for the alleged violation of clean air ...Read More

MDE enforcement leads to financial penalty, funding for environmental project serving Brandywine

DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT ENFORCEMENT ACTION LEADS TO FINANCIAL PENALTY, FUNDING FOR ENVIRONMENTAL PROJECT SERVING BRANDYWINE MDE settlement with power plant owner PSEG Keys Energy Center requires $125,000 financial penalty, $75,000 for Patuxent Riverkeeper-led program BALTIMORE (Feb. 1, 2022) – A Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) enforcement action ...Read More

Dept. of the Environment announces clean water initiatives at Valley Proteins facility

DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT ANNOUNCES CLEAN WATER INITIATIVES AT VALLEY PROTEINS FACILITY MDE releases draft discharge permit with significantly stronger requirements, pursues enforcement action with financial penalty for alleged environmental violations BALTIMORE (Sept. 15, 2021) – The Maryland Department of the Environment today released a draft permit that would ...Read More

Ben’s Blog: The Ocean Within Us; Green Registry awards and more

THE OCEAN WITHIN US June is World Oceans Month, a time to commemorate and rededicate to protecting the deep and salty blue that covers 70% of the earth’s surface. Rachel Carson’s “The Sea Around Us” (1951) had a big impact on me when I read it for the first time in 1993. ...Read More

Maryland takes enforcement action to protect the Magothy River

MARYLAND TAKES ENFORCEMENT ACTION TO PROTECT THE MAGOTHY RIVER Maryland Department of the Environment, Maryland Attorney General file court case seeking penalties, corrective actions from Pasadena facility BALTIMORE (April 19, 2021) — The Maryland Department of the Environment and the Maryland Attorney General have filed a suit alleging that ...Read More
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