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Maryland Department of the Environment

Maryland PIRG

Passing the Taylor Act was a strong start to address the problem of PFAS, but MDE needs to take bolder action to stop the contamination from these toxic substances.

Zombie Permits

Clean water advocates say Maryland Department of the Environment is failing to do its job.

Many people assume that we already have a right to a clean and healthy environment. Sadly, that is not true in practice.

After discovering that two wastewater treatment plants in Baltimore have been releasing millions of gallons of partially untreated sewage into the Chesapeake Bay, an…

Baltimore needs more than 570,000 new trees to reach “tree equity,” or the number of trees required for every neighborhood to enjoy the environmental…

Chemicals

Would you rather your kids be bitten by a mosquito or be exposed to cancer-causing chemicals in your backyard? This mosquito season, the Maryland…

In 2017, the Montgomery County Council declared a climate emergency and committed “to use all available powers and resources” to reach the ambitious goal…

Environmental groups filed an appeal on Thursday in an attempt to overturn a federal commission’s decision to relicense the Conowingo Dam. They contend the…

Renewable Energy

The operator of the second largest coal-fired power plant in Maryland announced that the plant will retire next year, which is five years earlier…

Composting

Maryland has substantially underestimated the amount of greenhouse gases produced from its landfills, according to a new report by an environmental watchdog organization. The…