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New Md. environmental chief: Enforcement not ‘first step’ (access required)

The new head of the Maryland Department of the Environment is promising better relations with businesses in the state but said environmental groups need not be worried he will be a rubber stamp. Ben Grumbles, Gov. Larry Hogan’s choice to ...

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MDE shuts down shellfish from Dorchester waters

(AP) State environmental officials have closed parts of some waterways in Dorchester County to shellfish harvesting after unacceptable bacteria levels were detected. The Maryland Department of the Environment said Thursday that the Hurst Creek and Whitehall Creek areas and a ...

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Sierra Club launches #StoptheSmog

The Sierra Club launched a social media campaign calling on the Maryland Department of the Environment to cut pollution from coal plants, the club announced Thursday. The #StoptheSmog campaign includes two days of nonstop tweeting @MDEnvironment with photos of Maryland ...

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Senators criticize septics regulation proposal

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland senators on Monday criticized regulations proposed by the Maryland Department of the Environment last month that would require the use of best available technology for nitrogen removal septic systems in new construction on land draining to the ...

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Western Maryland firm appeals $50,000 pollution fine

CUMBERLAND — A western Maryland company is appealing a $50,000 fine levied by the state Department of the Environment for alleged wastewater violations. The Cumberland Times News reports that Mexico Farms LLC filed the appeal in Allegany County Circuit Court in ...

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