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WJZ: Maryland Plans To Seek Penalties From Volkswagen

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Maryland joins multiple states seeking penalties and repairs from Volkswagen, following a massive emissions cheating scandal. The automaker has admitted to rigging emissions tests for millions of its diesel models. Read the entire article.

WTOL-TV: Lake Erie could learn from Maryland and Delaware in cutting algae threat

A television news crew from Toledo, Ohio, where an algae bloom caused a drinking water crisis, comes to Maryland for lessons on how to combat water pollution WTOL-TV’s Tim Miller reported on what Maryland is doing to clean up the Chesapeake Bay. He also reported on efforts underway in Delaware, and for ...Read More

WFMD: Md. Making Progress In Meeting EPA Air Quality Standards

If the air in Maryland seems a little easier to breathe, there’s a reason. The Department of the Environment says the state is continuing to meet air quality standards set by the Environmental Protection Agency. “The requirement was to come into compliance in 2014. The data is so close ...Read More

WMAR: State employees beautify West Baltimore school

BALTIMORE – Kids are out of school for the summer, but that doesn’t mean classrooms are empty. Members of Maryland’s Department of the Environment volunteered at Steuart Hill Academic Academy in West Baltimore. Read the entire article.

WJZ: Volunteers Cleanup West Baltimore School For Day Of Service Initiative

BALTIMORE (WJZ)—The Maryland Department of the Environment has partnered with a West Baltimore elementary school in a day of service event to beautify the school building and grounds ahead of the upcoming school year. Read the entire article. ...Read More

Capital Gazette: Our say: Judges score a win for the Chesapeake Bay

Everyone has the right to a day in court, but enough is enough. This week a panel of the U.S. Third Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the “pollution diet” imposed by the federal Environmental Protection Agency five years ago. The judges rejected arguments by the American Farm Bureau Federation, the National Association ...Read More

BayNet: Carroll County “Venturing Crew” Team Takes Top Honors at Maryland Envirothon

ANNAPOLIS, MD – A five-member team of students from Carroll County, named Venturing Crew 202, is the winner of the 25th annual Maryland Envirothon — an outdoor natural resources competition that challenges students to identify and categorize living resources, perform soil surveys and solve other complex natural resource issues. More than 89 ...Read More

Sun: Maryland’s authority to protect the Chesapeake is in jeopardy

Maryland and its economy depend on a healthy Chesapeake Bay. Right now, the state is negotiating with energy company Exelon over water quality threats posed by the Conowingo Dam — and who will pay to address them. However, Congress is considering legislation that will take away Maryland’s authority to ...Read More

Herald-Mail: Washington County gets $216K for septic-system upgrades

State officials this week approved $14 million in grant funding to be used for upgrading septic systems throughout rural regions of Maryland. Approved by the Maryland Board of Public Works in Annapolis on Wednesday, the money will be split between the state’s 23 counties, with Washington County slated to receive $216,000, according ...Read More

Baltimore Sun: Baltimore smog meets federal limit, but people still at risk from pollution

First the good news: Baltimore isn’t so smoggy anymore. The region’s air pollution, once second-worst in the nation, has cleared up so much that levels of breath-robbing ozone in spring and summer no longer exceed the limit set by the Environmental Protection Agency. Read the entire article.
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