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Jun 12, 2013

Green Registry award winners honored

Members of the Maryland Green Registry joined with officials of the Maryland Department of the Environment on Tuesday to present the fourth annual leadership awards.

Jun 11, 2013

Council committee OKs ‘rain tax’ break for port firms

A Baltimore City Council committee on Tuesday amended the city’s proposed stormwater remediation fee to give port and harbor area industries an 85 percent break.

Jun 4, 2013

Are toxin standards too lax at CSX coal facility?

Environmental groups say draft pollution permits for CSX Transportation Inc.’s coal export facility in South Baltimore do not adequately protect Baltimore’s harbor.

May 1, 2013

State’s air quality improved, MDE says

The Maryland Department of the Environment said preliminary monitoring results from 2012 show “measurable signs of improvement” in air quality across the state.

Mar 14, 2013

Editorial: Communication key for development

This week’s decision by a Baltimore City Circuit Court judge to halt construction of a major casino project, due in part to environmental concerns raised by residents of the nearby Westport neighborhood, offers some insight into the challenge developers face in balancing the interests of myriad stakeholders.

Jan 14, 2013

Md. files consent decree over coal ash pollution

The Maryland Department of the Environment has filed a consent decree in federal court requiring the cleanup of coal ash pollution in three counties. The decree requires utility company GenOn to clean up ground and surface water pollution at its coal ash disposal sites in Charles, Prince George’s and Montgomery counties. The decree also requires […]

Nov 29, 2012

Currey named director of MDE’s Science Services Administration

D. Lee Currey has been named director of the Maryland Department of the Environment's Science Services Administration.

Sep 28, 2012

Bereano fined $13K for lead paint violation

A high-priced General Assembly lobbyist is being fined by the Maryland Department of the Environment for owning two Annapolis rowhomes the state says contain lead paint.

Sep 25, 2012

Allegany calculates cost of bay restoration

CUMBERLAND — Some Allegany County officials say a state proposal for reducing Chesapeake Bay pollution would make it harder to build homes and businesses in the western Maryland mountains. The Cumberland Times-News reported in its Tuesday edition that the county commissioners have directed their staff to draft comments critical of so-called “growth offsets” proposed by […]

Aug 22, 2012

Investigators looking into Ellicott City train derailment

ELLICOTT CITY — Investigators were checking videos, track conditions and maintenance records Wednesday to find the cause of a deadly train derailment in Maryland and figure out if two young women sitting on a railroad bridge over the town’s main street contributed to the crash or if their presence was just a tragic coincidence. So […]

Aug 20, 2012

Gas drilling panel meeting in western Md.

HAGERSTOWN — A panel studying the impact of natural gas drilling in western Maryland is holding a meeting to update residents on its work. The Marcellus Shale Advisory Commission meets Monday night in McHenry. The Maryland Department of the Environment says the nighttime meeting at the Garrett College auditorium is intended to give residents an […]

Aug 9, 2012

Md., Del. make list of worst power plant polluters

Maryland and Delaware are among the nation’s top 20 power plant polluters, although Maryland has made significant cuts, according to rankings released Thursday by the Natural Resources Defense Council. Maryland ranked 19th, an improvement from fifth place the year before. Delaware rose one spot from 21st the year before. The new rankings are based on […]

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