Portion of Talbot County waterway reclassified as restricted for shellfish harvesting

PORTION OF TALBOT COUNTY WATERWAY RECLASSIFIED AS RESTRICTED FOR SHELLFISH HARVESTING BALTIMORE (March 11, 2022) – The Maryland Department of the Environment has reclassified a portion of a waterway in Talbot County to close it to shellfish harvesting. One hundred and ninety three acres of waters in Irish Creek ...Read More

Maryland drinking water project receives national honor for excellence in problem solving 

MARYLAND DRINKING WATER PROJECT RECEIVES NATIONAL HONOR FOR EXCELLENCE IN PROBLEM SOLVING U.S. EPA recognizes Maryland American Water for improvements to drinking water system serving Bel Air in Harford County; project addressed problems cited by Maryland Department of the Environment, received funding through the state agency BALTIMORE (March 3, 2022) ...Read More

Secretary Grumbles, Attorney General Frosh File Complaint Against Valley Proteins

Secretary Grumbles, Attorney General Frosh File Complaint Against Valley ProteinsComplaint Seeks Injunctive Relief and Civil Penalties BALTIMORE, MD (February 2, 2022) – Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) Secretary Ben Grumbles and Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh today filed a complaint in the Circuit Court for Dorchester County ...Read More

MDE takes clean air enforcement action against Western Maryland cement plant

DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT TAKES CLEAN AIR ENFORCEMENT ACTION AGAINST WESTERN MARYLAND CEMENT PLANTSettlement agreement with Holcim includes $110,000 penalty BALTIMORE (Feb. 2, 2022) – The Maryland Department of the Environment has secured an enforcement action against a Western Maryland cement plant for the alleged violation of clean air ...Read More

MDE enforcement leads to financial penalty, funding for environmental project serving Brandywine

DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT ENFORCEMENT ACTION LEADS TO FINANCIAL PENALTY, FUNDING FOR ENVIRONMENTAL PROJECT SERVING BRANDYWINE MDE settlement with power plant owner PSEG Keys Energy Center requires $125,000 financial penalty, $75,000 for Patuxent Riverkeeper-led program BALTIMORE (Feb. 1, 2022) – A Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) enforcement action ...Read More

Kent Narrows temporarily opening for shellfish harvesting

KENT NARROWS TEMPORARILY OPENING FOR SHELLFISH HARVESTING Recent water quality investigation, minimal boating activities in winter justify temporary opening; separate waterway in St. Mary’s County reclassified for shellfish harvesting; both changes effective Monday BALTIMORE (Jan. 26, 2022) – The Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) is temporarily reclassifying waters ...Read More

MDE issues emergency closure to shellfish harvesting in portion of Potomac River

DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT ISSUES EMERGENCY CLOSURE TO SHELLFISH HARVESTING IN PORTION OF POTOMAC RIVEROrder issued after report of sewage spill into Virginia creek that feeds the Potomac BALTIMORE (Jan. 22, 2022) – The Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) has issued an emergency order closing a portion of ...Read More

Maryland Environment Secretary Grumbles announces filing of suit against Baltimore City over wastewater treatment troubles

MARYLAND ENVIRONMENT SECRETARY GRUMBLES ANNOUNCES FILING OF SUIT AGAINST BALTIMORE CITY OVER WASTEWATER TREATMENT TROUBLES Complaint alleges violations of state and federal pollution laws, threat to Chesapeake Bay restoration efforts, seeks civil penalties BALTIMORE (Jan. 21, 2022) – Maryland Environment Secretary Ben Grumbles today announced the filing of a ...Read More

WJZ-TV: Maryland Officials Look To Reduce Use Of Salt On Roads

It’s a delicate balance of safety and environmental awareness—treating the roads with enough ice-melting salt to make sure they’re safe to drive, while minimizing the impact on our environment. Too much salt can be detrimental to our waterways. It can damage vegetation and marine life and even contaminate drinking ...Read More

WFMD: MDOT SHA Receives Praise For Reducing Its Use Of Salt To Clear Snow & Ice-Covered Roads

Salt has been used for many years to remove snow and ice from roads during winter storms. But it can also be harmful to waterways. That’s according to the Maryland Department of the Environment. Secretary Ben Grumbles says salt can also threaten aquatic life. He’s praising the Maryland Department ...Read More