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Department of the Environment issues reminder: “No wipes in the pipes”

DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT ISSUES REMINDER: “NO WIPES IN THE PIPES” Disposable wipes, paper towels should not go into the toilet, which can cause sewage backups and overflows BALTIMORE (March 25, 2020) – The Maryland Department of the Environment is reminding everyone that they should not dispose of wipes, ...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 and energy consumption, improve drinking water system BALTIMORE (March 4, 2020) – The Maryland Board of Public Works approved nearly $9 million in grants and loans today to reduce pollution, ...Read More

Secretary Grumbles statement on Supreme Court decision in Carroll County stormwater permit appeal

SECRETARY GRUMBLES STATEMENT ON SUPREME COURT DECISION IN CARROLL COUNTY STORMWATER PERMIT APPEAL   BALTIMORE (March 2, 2020) — Maryland Environment Secretary Ben Grumbles issued the following statement in response to the decision today by the Supreme Court of the United States to deny Carroll County’s petition to be ...Read More

MDE issues Notice of Intent to sue owners of Luke Paper Mill under federal hazardous waste law

DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT ISSUES NOTICE OF INTENT TO SUE OWNERS OF LUKE PAPER MILL UNDER FEDERAL HAZARDOUS WASTE LAW Department seeks to stop seepage of “pulping liquor” into North Branch Potomac River BALTIMORE (Feb. 19. 2020) – The State of Maryland, through the Maryland Department of the Environment ...Read More

Department of the Environment, Attorney General file suit alleging improper lead paint inspections

DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT, ATTORNEY GENERAL FILE SUIT ALLEGING IMPROPER LEAD PAINT INSPECTIONS Complaint charges that inspection company issued lead-free certificates for homes with lead-based paint, includes more than 150 alleged violations BALTIMORE (Feb. 12, 2020) – The Maryland Department of the Environment and the Maryland Attorney General have ...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

WJZ: Nutrient Removal Project At Patapsco Wastewater Plant Designed To Improve Chesapeake Bay’s Health Complete

For decades, officials have kept a close eye on the Chesapeake Bay as a number of cleanup efforts were underway. Tuesday, one of the largest projects officially wrapped up. After years of construction, the Patapsco Wastewater Treatment Plant’s enhanced nutrient removal project (ENR) is now complete. “Over the last ...Read More

Secretary Grumbles’ U.S. Senate testimony

Maryland Environment Secretary Ben Grumbles testified Jan. 8 before the United States Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works in the Dirksen Senate Office Building in Washington. The hearing was entitled, “The Nonpoint Source Management Program Under the Clean Water Act: Perspectives from States.”     For video and ...Read More

Environment Secretary Ben Grumbles honors student artists at 18th annual Rethink Recycling Sculpture Contest

Environment Secretary Ben Grumbles honors student artists at 18th annual Rethink Recycling Sculpture Contest Annual awards promote recycling and creativity among high school students BALTIMORE, MD (November 22, 2019) – Environment Secretary Ben Grumbles presented a grand prize and prizes to eight other student winners today at the department’s ...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
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