Public Health Archive

MDE Sec. Grumbles, Attorney General Frosh announce filing of suit against Luke Paper Mill owners

MDE SECRETARY GRUMBLES, ATTORNEY GENERAL FROSH ANNOUNCE FILING OF SUIT AGAINST LUKE PAPER MILL OWNERS UNDER FEDERAL HAZARDOUS WASTE LAW Complaint alleges ongoing violations of state and federal pollution laws, seeks civil penalties; previously filed claims under state law would be brought to federal case BALTIMORE (May 28, 2020) ...Read More

Waterways in Talbot County reclassified for shellfish harvesting

  WATERWAYS IN TALBOT COUNTY RECLASSIFIED FOR SHELLFISH HARVESTING Sections of Harris, Cummings creeks closed to harvesting   BALTIMORE (May 18, 2020) – The Maryland Department of the Environment has reclassified waterways in Talbot County for shellfish harvesting. About 428 acres of Harris Creek and about 71 acres 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 and loans will reduce pollution, prevent sewage overflows and backups, improve drinking water reliability BALTIMORE (April 1, 2020) – The Maryland Board of Public Works approved funding of more than $132 million for improvements to ...Read More

Anne Arundel County waterways reclassified for shellfish harvesting

ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY WATERWAYS RECLASSIFIED FOR SHELLFISH HARVESTING Portions of Rhode, West rivers approved for harvesting; four leases affected by change BALTIMORE (Feb. 10, 2020) – The Maryland Department of the Environment has reclassified portions of the Rhode and West rivers in Anne Arundel County for shellfish harvesting. More ...Read More

Chesapeake Bay Magazine: New Fish Consumption Warning Signs at Some Md. Waterways

The Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) is sending a clear message about the safety of some Baltimore County waterways, providing the county with new metal signs to alert people about fish consumption advisories. . . . Currently there are consumption advisories in more than seven waterways including the ...Read More

Board of Public Works Approves Funding for Clean Water and the Chesapeake Bay

MEDIA CONTACTS: Jay Apperson (410) 537-3003 jay.apperson@maryland.gov   Board of Public Works Approves Funding for Clean Water and the Chesapeake Bay Grants and loans will reduce pollution, energy consumption and climate risk   BALTIMORE, MD (July 24, 2019) – The Maryland Board of Public Works approved more than $6 ...Read More

Conditions at Maryland Beaches Available on Mobile Devices

Conditions at Maryland Beaches Available on Mobile Devices Department of the Environment urges beachgoers to use app to stay informed; annual report shows Maryland beaches are healthy BALTIMORE, MD (May 24, 2019) – The Maryland Department of the Environment is reminding swimmers that information on conditions at the state’s ...Read More

Portion of Anne Arundel County waterway opened for shellfish harvesting

MEDIA CONTACTS: Jay Apperson (410) 537-3003 jay.apperson@maryland.gov Portion of Anne Arundel County waterway opened for shellfish harvesting Bacteria levels decrease; portion of Parish Creek approved for harvesting Baltimore, MD (October 11, 2016) – The Maryland Department of the Environment has reclassified a portion of a southern Anne Arundel County waterway ...Read More

Maryland Department of the Environment Releases Annual Clean Air Progress Report, Launches Air Quality Awareness Week

MEDIA CONTACTS: Jay Apperson (410) 537-3003 jay.apperson@maryland.gov   MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT RELEASES ANNUAL CLEAN AIR PROGRESS REPORT, LAUNCHES AIR QUALITY AWARENESS WEEK Report describes Maryland’s air quality improvements and new regulations for further gains, federal rule to reduce pollution from other states;  Air Quality Awareness Week begins today ...Read More

eMDE – Get the new Maryland Healthy Beaches app

THE LATEST FROM THE MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT FEATURED ARTICLE MARYLAND BEACH CONDITIONS – IN THE PALM OF YOUR HAND Any time, any place, up-to-date beach information is just a few taps away with the new Maryland Healthy Beaches smartphone app. The app – available for free – ...Read More
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