Department of the Environment


Environment Secretary Pledges Fracking Policy Transparency

Maryland Department of the Environment Secretary Ben Grumbles says his agency will gather more information and listen to citizens as it develops rules for fracking in the state.


Pest control company Terminix revealed on Aug. 25, 2010, a list of the 15 most bedbug-infested cities in the United States. Topping the list were New York City, Philadelphia, and Detroit. (credit: Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Md. Agency Gives Workers Day Off Due To Bedbugs

The Maryland Department of the Environment is giving some employees the day off after bedbugs were discovered in a portion of the agency’s headquarters building in Baltimore.



Md. Tentatively OKs Cement Company Conveyor Belt

The Maryland Department of the Environment is giving tentative approval to an underground conveyor belt that would move stone from a New Windsor quarry to the Lehigh Cement Co. plant in Union Bridge, nearly 4 1/2 miles away.



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.


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Md. & Baltimore Environmental Group At Odds Over Storm Water Pollution Permit

Two groups trying to clean up the Inner Harbor don’t see eye to eye about what needs to be done.


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2 Ex-D.C. Employees Sentenced In Bribery Case

Two former District Department of the Environment employees have been sentenced in a case involving
taking bribes to overlook alleged environmental violations at a construction site in southwest Washington.


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Md. Addresses Deep Creek Lake Level Concerns

Maryland environmental regulators are addressing concerns about low water levels in Deep Creek Lake.



D.C. Environment Workers Facing Bribery Charges

Two employees of the District Department of the Environment have been arrested and accused of accepting $20,000 in bribes.


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Western Md. Firm Appeals $50,000 Pollution Fine

A western Maryland company is appealing a $50,000 fine levied by the state Department of the Environment for alleged wastewater violations.


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Md. Fly Ash Dump Site Fined

The Maryland Department of the Environment says the operator of an Anne Arundel County fly ash dump site paid a $2,500 fine for placing ash outside the dump’s original footprint.