Press releases Archive

Attorney General Brown Sues 3M, Dupont, and Other Chemical Manufacturers for PFAS Contamination of Maryland’s Waters and Other Natural Resources

Attorney General Brown Sues 3M, Dupont, and Other Chemical Manufacturers for PFAS Contamination of Maryland’s Waters and Other Natural Resources BALTIMORE, MD – Maryland Attorney General Anthony G. Brown today announced two lawsuits, filed on behalf of the State of Maryland, the Maryland Department of Environment, the Maryland Department ...Read More

Maryland Department of the Environment, Maryland Office of the Attorney General File Lawsuit against Owner of Baltimore Television Tower for Alleged Lead Paint Violations

Maryland Department of the Environment, Maryland Office of the Attorney General File Lawsuit against Owner of Baltimore Television Tower for Alleged Lead Paint Violations Complaint Seeks Financial Penalties, Orders to Clean Up and Prevent Further Spread of Lead Paint Chips, Continue Outreach to Affected Communities BALTIMORE (May 5, 2023) ...Read More

MDE Issues Temporary Closure to Shellfish Harvesting in Portion of the Choptank River

Department of the Environment Issues Temporary Closure to Shellfish Harvesting in Portion of the Choptank River BALTIMORE (May 3, 2023) – The Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) has issued an order to temporarily close a portion of the Choptank River to shellfish harvesting due to a sewage overflow. ...Read More

Maryland Environment Secretary McIlwain Celebrates Initiative to Plant 5 Million Trees

Maryland Environment Secretary McIlwain Celebrates Initiative to Plant 5 Million Trees Department of the Environment Joins Key Partners in Earth Day Tree Planting in Baltimore, Announces New Tracking Tool and Resources for Achieving Tree-Planting Goal to Reduce Carbon in the Atmosphere and Combat Climate Change while Providing Additional Benefits; ...Read More

Maryland Department of the Environment, Maryland Office of the Attorney General File Lawsuit Against Fleischmann’s Vinegar Facility in Baltimore for Alleged Violation of Maryland’s Water Pollution Laws

Maryland Department of the Environment, Maryland Office of the Attorney General File Lawsuit Against Fleischmann’s Vinegar Facility in Baltimore for Alleged Violation of Maryland’s Water Pollution LawsComplaint Seeks Financial Penalty and Corrective Action BALTIMORE (April 5, 2023) – Maryland Department of the Environment Secretary Serena McIlwain and Maryland Attorney ...Read More

Governor Moore Announces New Partnership Between Maryland Department of Environment and University of Maryland Center for Global Sustainability to Model Maryland’s Climate Goals Pathway

Governor Moore Announces New Partnership Between Maryland Department of Environment and University of Maryland Center for Global Sustainability to Model Maryland’s Climate Goals Pathway 4/3/2023 ANNAPOLIS, MD — Governor Wes Moore today announced a new partnership between the Maryland Department of the Environment and The Center for Global Sustainability ...Read More

Governor Moore Announces Maryland Adoption of the Advanced Clean Cars II Rule to Combat the Effects of Climate Change

Governor Moore Announces Maryland Adoption of the Advanced Clean Cars II Rule to Combat the Effects of Climate Change 3/13/2023 New regulation requires manufacturers to continuously increase the share of electric vehicles sold, reaching 100% of passenger car and light truck sales by model year 2035 ANNAPOLIS, MD— Governor ...Read More

Board of Public Works approves funding for clean water and the Chesapeake Bay, mitigation plan for Ever Forward grounding

Board of Public Works approves funding for clean water and the Chesapeake Bay, mitigation plan for Ever Forward grounding Wetlands license requires seeding of oyster bars after grounding and refloating of container ship; Conowingo Watershed Implementation Plan funding approved for bay restoration BALTIMORE (Jan. 4, 2023) – The Maryland ...Read More

Department of the Environment Enforcement Action Leads to Community Project in Curtis Bay

Department of the Environment Enforcement Action Leads to Community Project in Curtis BaySettlement with CSX Requires Company to Fund Energy Efficient Environmental Education Center BALTIMORE (Dec. 23, 2022) – An enforcement action brought by the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) has led to a requirement that CSX Transportation ...Read More

Department of the Environment Issues Precautionary, Temporary Closure to Shellfish Harvesting in Small Portion of the Chesapeake Bay

Department of the Environment Issues Precautionary, Temporary Closure to Shellfish Harvesting in Small Portion of the Chesapeake Bay BALTIMORE (Dec. 22, 2022) – As a precaution due to a sewage overflow, the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) today issued an order temporarily closing a small portion of the ...Read More
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