The Maryland Department of the Environment is seeking a $100,000 fine from truck stop operator Pilot Flying J for alleged water pollution from leaky underground fuel tanks near Hagerstown.
The Anne Arundel County Council has voted to override the county executive’s veto of a stormwater remediation fee and will now consider emergency legislation to modify the fee.
Over the next few weeks, thousands of volunteers will come together across the state as Project Clean Stream kicks off in Maryland.
There’s been progress but there’s still a lot of hard work to do. That’s the message Maryland legislators received in a briefing on the state of the Chesapeake Bay.
Maryland’s environmental secretary says the state is delaying rules requiring offsets for water pollution from new development.
There’s a growing problem in the Inner Harbor. An algae bloom is turning the water brown.
Wild swings in the weather in 2011 have left the Chesapeake Bay in its worst shape in years.
The Maryland Department of Natural Resources says it’s preparing to allow trapping for river otters in Far western Maryland after reintroducing them to the region.
A coalition of Maryland environmental groups is calling for a four-fold increase in the so-called flush fee for sewage and septic system upgrades.
Before polluters can be hauled into court, they have to be caught. That’s led the state attorney general to conduct ongoing environmental audits along Maryland’s waterways.