Press releases Archive

MDE issues emergency closure to shellfish harvesting in portion of Potomac River

DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT ISSUES EMERGENCY CLOSURE TO SHELLFISH HARVESTING IN PORTION OF POTOMAC RIVEROrder issued after report of sewage spill into Virginia creek that feeds the Potomac BALTIMORE (Jan. 22, 2022) – The Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) has issued an emergency order closing a portion of ...Read More

Maryland Environment Secretary Grumbles announces filing of suit against Baltimore City over wastewater treatment troubles

MARYLAND ENVIRONMENT SECRETARY GRUMBLES ANNOUNCES FILING OF SUIT AGAINST BALTIMORE CITY OVER WASTEWATER TREATMENT TROUBLES Complaint alleges violations of state and federal pollution laws, threat to Chesapeake Bay restoration efforts, seeks civil penalties BALTIMORE (Jan. 21, 2022) – Maryland Environment Secretary Ben Grumbles today announced the filing of a ...Read More

Maryland Increases Alternatives to Road Salts to Advance Environmental and Transportation Goals

Maryland Increases Alternatives to Road Salts to Advance Environmental and Transportation Goals Residents urged to stay safe in winter weather but cut back on salt when possible BALTIMORE (January 14, 2022) – As winter weather impacts the state, Maryland continues to work to reduce the use of ice-melting salts ...Read More

MDE Offers Array of Activities During Radon Gas Awareness Month

MDE Offers Array of Activities During Radon Gas Awareness Month Outreach Events, Billboards, Web Posts, Discounted Test Kits Emphasize Radon Education BALTIMORE (January 10, 2022) — January is Radon Gas Awareness Month and the Maryland Department of the Environment’s Radiological Health Program has an array of activities planned to ...Read More

Board of Public Works approves funding for clean water and the Chesapeake Bay

Board of Public Works approves funding for clean water and the Chesapeake Bay Grants will reduce pollution, improve water quality BALTIMORE (Jan. 5, 2022) – The Maryland Board of Public Works approved nearly $3 million in grants today to reduce pollution and improve water quality. The Board is composed ...Read More

Valley Proteins facility suspends operations amid Department of the Environment review

VALLEY PROTEINS FACILITY SUSPENDS OPERATIONS AMID DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT REVIEW MDE requires poultry rendering facility to take steps to ensure future operations comply with permit conditions BALTIMORE (Dec. 22, 2021) – An Eastern Shore poultry rendering facility has suspended operations as it takes steps, under the oversight of ...Read More

Board of Public Works approves funding for clean water and the Chesapeake Bay

Board of Public Works approves funding for clean water and the Chesapeake Bay Grants will reduce pollution, improve drinking water system BALTIMORE (Dec. 2, 2021) – The Maryland Board of Public Works approved more than $4 million in grants this week to reduce water pollution and improve a drinking water ...Read More

WMDT-TV: Grant funding aims to provide Pocomoke City residents clean, quality water

After a long wait, there’s finally a solution coming to the Pocomoke City’s water concerns thanks to a partnership between Maryland Departments of the Environment and Housing and Community Development. “It’s a smart and necessary step forward. Communities absolutely deserve clean drinking water and modern infrastructure to meet their ...Read More

Maryland agencies fund infrastructure improvements in Eastern Shore community

MARYLAND AGENCIES FUND INFRASTRUCTURE IMPROVEMENTS IN EASTERN SHORE COMMUNITY Departments of the Environment, Housing and Community Development, provide grants for drinking water system upgrade in Pocomoke City; MDE grant is first under “WIIN” act to help disadvantaged communities BALTIMORE (Nov. 30, 2021) – More than $1.4 million in grants ...Read More

MDE issues emergency closure to shellfish harvesting in portion of Potomac River

DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT ISSUES EMERGENCY CLOSURE TO SHELLFISH HARVESTING IN PORTION OF POTOMAC RIVER Order issued after report of sewage spill on St. George Island area of St. Mary’s County BALTIMORE (Nov. 29, 2021) – The Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) has issued an emergency order closing ...Read More
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