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Board of Public Works approves funding for City of Cambridge climate resiliency and the Chesapeake Bay

Board of Public Works approves funding for City of Cambridge climate resiliency and the Chesapeake Bay Grant for seawall replacement will help protect Cambridge from flooding BALTIMORE (July 7, 2021) – The Maryland Board of Public Works approved a quarter million dollar grant today to replace and improve a ...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

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 BayGrants will reduce pollution, improve water quality BALTIMORE (June 16, 2021) – The Maryland Board of Public Works approved more than $20 million in grants today to reduce pollution and improve water quality. The Board is composed ...Read More

Ben’s Blog: The Ocean Within Us; Green Registry awards and more

THE OCEAN WITHIN US June is World Oceans Month, a time to commemorate and rededicate to protecting the deep and salty blue that covers 70% of the earth’s surface. Rachel Carson’s “The Sea Around Us” (1951) had a big impact on me when I read it for the first time in 1993. ...Read More

Board of Public Works approves funding for Ellicott City climate resiliency and the Chesapeake Bay

Board of Public Works approves funding for Ellicott City climate resiliency and the Chesapeake Bay Grant will help protect Ellicott City from flooding BALTIMORE (June 2, 2021) – The Maryland Board of Public Works approved a $2.4 million grant today to better control stormwater runoff and help protect Ellicott ...Read More

Dept. of the Environment announces stormwater enforcement settlement with Prince George’s County

DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT ANNOUNCES STORMWATER ENFORCEMENT SETTLEMENT WITH PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY Consent decree includes $475,000 penalty, requirements for additional work to reduce stormwater pollution BALTIMORE (June 1, 2021) – The Maryland Department of the Environment announced an agreement with Prince George’s County to resolve violations of the county’s ...Read More

Chesapeake Bay and environmental progress at the Conowingo Dam

CHESAPEAKE BAY AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROGRESS AT THE CONOWINGO DAM Exelon makes initial payments of more than $5.7 million to Maryland under $200 million agreement incorporated into dam relicensing BALTIMORE (May 3, 2021) – Maryland has received the first payments, totaling more than $5.7 million, under an agreement that requires ...Read More

Hagerstown Herald-Mail: MD environment secretary emphasizes state’s ambitious greenhouse gas reduction plan

In the wake of President Joe Biden announcing his commitment to cut national fossil fuel emissions up to 52% by 2030, Maryland Environment Secretary Ben Grumbles emphasized Maryland’s already ambitious plan to reduce greenhouse gases. Grumbles said in a phone interview on Thursday — Earth Day — that Maryland’s ...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 fund second phase of Southern Kent Island sewage project to reduce water pollution, improvements to Carroll County’s stormwater system and upgrades to a drinking water system in Somerset County BALTIMORE (April 21, 2021) ...Read More

Maryland takes enforcement action to protect the Magothy River

MARYLAND TAKES ENFORCEMENT ACTION TO PROTECT THE MAGOTHY RIVER Maryland Department of the Environment, Maryland Attorney General file court case seeking penalties, corrective actions from Pasadena facility BALTIMORE (April 19, 2021) — The Maryland Department of the Environment and the Maryland Attorney General have filed a suit alleging that ...Read More
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