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MDE honors student artists at 21st Annual ‘Rethink Recycling’ Sculpture Contest

MDE honors student artists at 21st Annual ‘Rethink Recycling’ Sculpture ContestSuitland High’s Jones wins top prize; Annual awards promote recycling, creativity among students BALTIMORE, MD (November 18, 2022) – Samadhi Aurelia Jones, a student at Suitland High School in Prince George’s County, won the grand prize of an iPad ...Read More

Maryland Surpasses 2020 Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Goal

Maryland Surpasses 2020 Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Goal Publishes 2030 Greenhouse Gas Emissions Report BALTIMORE (October 25, 2022) – The Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) submitted the Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reductions in Maryland: A Progress Report to Governor Hogan and the legislature. The report highlights progress made since ...Read More

Maryland Highlights Lead Poisoning Prevention Week

MARYLAND HIGHLIGHTS LEAD POISONING PREVENTION WEEKNew action level, demonstrated effectiveness of universal testing provide health protection for Maryland children; Significant progress has been made in reducing illnesses, but one case is one too many BALTIMORE (Oct. 24, 2022) – In commemoration of Lead Poisoning Prevention Week, the Maryland Department ...Read More

Board of Public Works approves funding for improvements to water system

Board of Public Works approves funding for improvements to water system BALTIMORE (Oct. 12, 2022) – The Maryland Board of Public Works in Annapolis approved funding of more than half a million dollars today for improvements to a water distribution system in Frederick County. The board is composed 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 and flooding risks, protect public health BALTIMORE (Sept. 14, 2022) – The Maryland Board of Public Works in Annapolis approved more than $10 million in grants and loans today to ...Read More

Bay Journal: New ‘forever chemical’ guidelines challenge Chesapeake Bay states

States across the nation will need to do more to protect the public from toxic “forever chemicals” in drinking water. How much and how soon remain up in the air. In June, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proposed new lifetime health advisories for four per– and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, indicating ...Read More

Attorney General Frosh, Secretary Tablada Announce Settlement with Valley Proteins

Attorney General Frosh, Secretary Tablada Announce Settlement with Valley Proteins Consent Decree Requires the Company to Pay $540,000 Penalty and Install Upgrades to Existing System BALTIMORE, MD (September 12, 2022) – Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh and Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) Secretary Horacio Tablada today announced ...Read More

Maryland Department of the Environment Works to Protect Drinking Water and Public Health in Baltimore City

Maryland Department of the Environment Works to Protect Drinking Water and Public Health in Baltimore City BALTIMORE (Sept. 6, 2022) – The Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) continues to work closely with the Baltimore City Department of Public Works to ensure all appropriate public health protections are in ...Read More

Board of Public Works approves funding for clean water public-private partnership and the Chesapeake Bay

Board of Public Works approves funding for clean water public-private partnership and the Chesapeake Bay BALTIMORE (Aug. 10, 2022) – The Maryland Board of Public Works approved funding of $65 million for improvements for projects to reduce stormwater pollution and flooding in Prince George’s County and help Maryland meet ...Read More

eMDE: Secretary’s Blog, new air quality forecasting system, and more

New Tools for Environmental Justice, MDE Documents One thing that really caught my eye after being appointed MDE Secretary in June by Governor Hogan was all the recent progress we have made in serving overburdened communities throughout the state thanks to our Maryland Commission on Environmental Justice and Sustainable ...Read More
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