MDE recognizes 41 years of clean water progress and reminds Marylanders to do their part to Reclaim the Bay

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE BALTIMORE, MD (October 18, 2013) – Today marks the 41st  anniversary of the signing of the Clean Water Act, legislation that has been instrumental in improving the health of rivers, lakes, streams and coastal waters throughout Maryland and the nation. This landmark legislation ensured that all Americans ...Read More

Board of Public Works approves funding for expanded scrap tire collections

BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS APPROVES FUNDING FOR EXPANDED SCRAP TIRE COLLECTIONS Efforts include greater emphasis on large farm tires; Maryland program addresses environmental, health risks posed by scrap tires     BALTIMORE, MD (October 17, 2013) – The Maryland Board of Public Works has approved $1.5 million in funding for ...Read More

Department of Environment issues enforcement actions

Press Release Media Contacts: Samantha Kappalmansamantha.kappalman@maryland.gov Jay Appersonjay.apperson@maryland.gov 410-537-3003   Department of Environment Issues Enforcement Actions Agency Seeks Penalties, Corrective Actions for Alleged Violations of Land, Air and Water Regulations  BALTIMORE, MD (October 9, 2013) – The Maryland Department of the Environment today announced major enforcement actions in recent months for ...Read More

SHA planting trees to help Reclaim the Bay

The Carroll County Times describes how Reclaim the Bay partner the Maryland State Highway Administration will be planting tens of thousands of trees in Carroll, Frederick and Howard counties. All of us who live in the Chesapeake Bay watershed are linked to the Bay by many pathways. Whether we ...Read More

Board of Public Works approves funding for clean water and the Chesapeake Bay

Press release Media contacts: Samantha Kappalman samantha.kappalman@maryland.gov Jay Apperson jay.apperson@maryland.gov 410-537-3003 Board of Public Works Approves Funding for Clean Water and the Chesapeake Bay Grants and loans will reduce pollution, improve drinking water and wastewater infrastructure   BALTIMORE, MD (October 2, 2013) – The Maryland Board of Public Works ...Read More

MDE, Baltimore City and partners “plug” charging station opening

First curbside station to be placed on a Baltimore Street; Investment in charging stations, knowledge of the benefits of electric vehicles, strategic partnerships mean better air quality for Maryland residents.  (BALTIMORE, MD) September 27, 2013 – Maryland Department of the Environment Deputy Secretary Kathy Kinsey and Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, along ...Read More

U.N. climate panel endorses ceiling on global emissions

The New York Times reports that the world’s top climate scientists have formally embraced an upper limit on greenhouse gases for the first time, “establishing a target level at which humanity must stop spewing them into the atmosphere or face irreversible and potentially catastrophic climatic changes.” The paper reported ...Read More

Masonville Cove

The Bay Journal‘s Rona Kobell writes about the rebirth of Masonville Cove, once a dumping ground and now turned into one of only 10 Urban Wildlife Refuges in the nation by the Port of Baltimore. MDE oversaw the environmental cleanup of the property, which was a destination for trash and ...Read More

Lead poisoning cases drop, many cases linked to properties not previously covered by Maryland law

Department of Environment releases 2012 Childhood Lead Registry report; continued reduction in cases shows impact of Maryland’s 1994 law; legislation addresses cases in newer rental units and owner-occupied housing   BALTIMORE, MD (September 24, 2013) – Childhood lead poisoning in Maryland continued to decrease last year, but a significant number of ...Read More

EPA encourages homeowners to care for their septic systems during SepticSmart Week

WASHINGTON – Proper septic system care and maintenance is vital to protecting public health and preserving valuable water resources. During the first-ever SepticSmart Week, September 23-27, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is encouraging homeowners to take action to ensure their septic systems are functioning properly. Nearly one quarter of ...Read More
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