Public Health Archive

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

Ben’s Blog: A big day for climate progress; green purchasing

A BIG DAY FOR CLIMATE PROGRESS I will always remember February 19, 2021, as a day for climate hope, globally and locally. Not only was it the day the United States re-entered the historic Paris Climate Accord but also the day the Maryland Department of the Environment submitted its ...Read More

WBAL-TV: MDE testing wastewater to help prevent COVID-19 outbreaks

The Maryland Department of the Environment is using a unique way to help prevent future outbreaks of the coronavirus. Go to story

WYPR: The Fight Against COVID Goes To The Sewers

The Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) is pulling together a new statewide initiative to prevent COVID-19 outbreaks in public housing facilities: sampling and testing wastewater for the virus. Go to story

Radon Gas Awareness Month to feature billboards, ads

Radon Gas Awareness Month to feature billboards, ads BALTIMORE (January 4, 2021) — January is Radon Gas Awareness Month and the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) is focusing on new billboard messaging to encourage state residents to visit the MDE website to acquire a free test kit and ...Read More

eMDE – Ben’s Blog: 2020 year in review

2020 – THE YEAR IN REVIEW COVID, Climate, and Chesapeake dominated this historic and traumatic year of 2020 for us at the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) in nearly all respects, literally, figuratively, and virtually (digitally speaking). The COVID-19 crisis hurt our employees, families, and communities but also ...Read More

eMDE: An Eastern Shore Home to Environmental Justice

THE LATEST FROM THE MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT An Eastern Shore Home to Environmental Justice When University of Maryland Anthropology Research Professor Barbara Paca looks at the tiny, Talbot County waterfront town of Oxford, she sees the Eastern Shore’s most prominent nexus between environmental justice and climate change ...Read More
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