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Maryland Department of the Environment

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Early Morning Fire Destroys 3 Boats At Marina In Edgewater

An early morning fire destroys several expensive boats in Anne Arundel County. Flames broke out in a marina in Edgewater just after 5 a.m. Thursday morning.

07/25/2013

Natural gas, gas drilling

Md. Puts Gas Drilling Proposals Out For Review

Maryland’s Department of the Environment is seeking public comment on proposed “best practices” for natural gas drilling in western Maryland.

06/27/2013

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MDE Celebrates Earth Day With Office Composting

Maryland’s Department of the Environment says it is marking Earth Day by offering composting of food waste to the more than 900 employees at its Baltimore headquarters.

04/22/2013

Natural gas, gas drilling

Gas Drilling Panel Meeting In Western Md.

A panel studying the impact of natural gas drilling in western Maryland is holding a meeting to update residents on its work.

08/20/2012

water generic

Panel Hears Testimony On Septic Regulations

A Maryland legislative panel is weighing regulations proposed by Gov. Martin O’Malley’s administration to require the use of the best available technology in septic systems to remove nitrogen in new construction in most of the state.

07/10/2012

pollution

Baltimore, Prince George’s County, Eastern Shore Get Green Streets Grants

Communities in Baltimore, Prince George’s County and the Eastern Shore are among those selected to receive Green Streets grants to protect the environment as well as create green jobs.

06/27/2012

oysters

Portions Of Wye River Closed To Shellfish Havesting Due To Bacteria Levels

June 11th, the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) closed portions of the Wye River in Queen Anne’s and Talbot Counties to shellfish harvesting due to unacceptable bacteria levels.

06/12/2012

state house dome

Senators Criticize Septics Regulation Proposal

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 Chesapeake Bay or Atlantic Coastal Bays watershed.

05/14/2012

Drought

Drought Watch Declared In Central, Western Md.

The Maryland Department of the Environment has issued a drought watch for western and central Maryland, joining most of the Eastern Shore.

05/08/2012

brush fire

Md. Leaders Ask Residents To Conserve Water As Drought Worsens

The drought affecting most of Maryland could get worse and many people are already feeling the pain. The dry conditions are back this week causing problems we normally don’t see until summertime.

04/19/2012

wind turbines

Needed Study Could Delay Crisfield Wind Project

The construction of a wind energy system to power Crisfield’s sewage treatment plant will likely be delayed after city officials learned this week they must first pay for a study on how it will affect the power grid.

02/23/2012

AP Photo/Jens Meyer

Elevated Arsenic Levels Found In Washington Co.

The Maryland Department of the Environment says water seeping from the ground in the area of Washington County’s Old City/County Landfill was found to have an arsenic level nearly twice as high as the federal standard for drinking water.

01/08/2012

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