Public Health Archive

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

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

eMDE – Ben’s Blog: COP26; stormwater permits; lead awareness; PFAS; and more

    Maryland and Other State Programs Highlighted at Glasgow Global Summit I had the honor of representing Maryland, the Hogan Administration, and MDE at the annual global summit on climate change, known as COP26 (Conference of the Parties for the 26th year) in Glasgow, Scotland, November 7-10. What ...Read More

Department of the Environment issues first fish consumption advisory for PFAS

DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT ISSUES FIRST FISH CONSUMPTION ADVISORY FOR PFAS Recommended limits issued for three species caught in Piscataway Creek as part of Maryland’s comprehensive response to risks BALTIMORE (Oct. 15, 2021) – The Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) has issued its first fish consumption advisory based ...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 and loans will reduce pollution, improve drinking water system BALTIMORE (October 6, 2021) – The Maryland Board of Public Works approved more than $2.6 million in grants and loans today to reduce water pollution and ...Read More

MDE issues report on sampling of Md. public drinking water systems for PFAS

DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT ISSUES REPORT ON SAMPLING OF MARYLAND PUBLIC DRINKING WATER SYSTEMS FOR PFAS Water systems serving about 70% of Maryland’s population sampled; samples from two systems exceed federal health advisory level; report describes steps taken to protect public health BALTIMORE (July 1, 2021) – A new ...Read More

Waterways in Queen Anne’s County reclassified for shellfish harvesting

WATERWAYS IN QUEEN ANNE’S COUNTY RECLASSIFIED FOR SHELLFISH HARVESTING BALTIMORE (April 26, 2021) – The Maryland Department of the Environment has reclassified waterways in the Eastern and Prospect bays area of Queen Anne’s County for shellfish harvesting. About 2,708 acres of waters in Marshy Creek, Greenwood Creek, Cox Creek, ...Read More

Maryland Moves to Appeal Court Decision on Air Emissions from Animal Feeding Operations

Maryland Moves to Appeal Court Decision on Air Emissions from Animal Feeding Operations MDE Defends Legally-Sound and Science-Based Permit BALTIMORE (April 12, 2021) — Today the Attorney General filed notice that the state would seek an appeal of the lower court decision in Montgomery County that reversed the 2020 ...Read More

MDOT MARYLAND PORT ADMINISTRATION RENEWS COMMITMENT TO ENVIRONMENTAL INITIATIVES

MDOT MARYLAND PORT ADMINISTRATION RENEWS COMMITMENT TO ENVIRONMENTAL INITIATIVES The Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) and the MDOT Maryland Port Administration (MDOT MPA) have renewed and expanded a voluntary Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) and Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) to strengthen environmental ...Read More

Attorney General Frosh, Environment Secretary Grumbles Announce Settlement with Home Free Lead Inspections, LLC

Attorney General Frosh, Environment Secretary Grumbles Announce Settlement with Home Free Lead Inspections, LLC Lead Paint Inspection Company, Two Inspectors Will Pay $495,000 to Settle Allegations of Improperly Issued Lead-Free Certificates BALTIMORE, MD – Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh and Maryland Environment Secretary Ben Grumbles today announced a ...Read More
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