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Governor Hogan outlines Maryland priorities in letter to Biden-Harris team

ANNAPOLIS, MD—In a letter to the Biden-Harris team, Governor Larry Hogan is urging the presidential and vice presidential candidates to prioritize a new stimulus relief package for states and small businesses struggling to weather the COVID-19 crisis. The letter can be viewed below. “My first priority for the citizens of Maryland continues to be a Phase 4 COVID-19 relief package …


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The Curious Oyster to hold ‘Tastings & Tapas’ event in November

WHITE MARSH, MD—A restaurant on THE AVENUE at White Marsh will be holding a special event in November for a worthy environmental cause. The Curious Oyster will host “Tastings & Tapas” on Thursday, November 5, 2020 at 6 p.m. The event will feature the Oyster Recovery Partnership, which was established in 1994 to build and strengthen cooperative oyster restoration efforts …


Frosh, other Attorneys General, file suit against EPA

UPDATE: Governor Larry Hogan has issued a statement in response to Attorney General Frosh’s legal action against the EPA: “Earlier this year, I directed the Attorney General to take this legal action in keeping with our generational responsibility and shared obligation to enhance, protect, and restore the Chesapeake Bay. The Bay is a national treasure, and our administration has committed …

Enhanced risk for severe storms in Baltimore on Tuesday

NOTTINGHAM, MD—There is an increased risk for severe storms throughout the Baltimore area on Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service. Damaging wind gusts from scattered severe thunderstorms are possible on Tuesday afternoon and into Tuesday evening. The greatest risk is over the Baltimore/Washington metropolitan area eastward toward the Chesapeake Bay but isolated instances of strong to severe thunderstorms will …

Governor Hogan issues proclamation for ‘Buy Maryland Seafood Days’

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan has proclaimed Saturdays in the month of September as “Buy Maryland Seafood Days,” encouraging all Marylanders to support the state’s iconic seafood industry. Lieutenant Governor Boyd K. Rutherford presented the proclamation today to Agriculture Secretary Joe Bartenfelder and Natural Resources Secretary Jeannie Haddaway-Riccio during a virtual meeting of the Board of Public Works. “The Chesapeake Bay …

Chesapeake Bay blue crab population shows healthy spawning stock

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Department of Natural Resources on Wednesday announced the results of the 2020 Blue Crab Winter Dredge Survey, a cooperative effort with the Virginia Institute of Marine Science, which estimates the number of blue crabs in the Chesapeake Bay annually. The 2020 results showed that the Chesapeake Bay blue crab population maintains a healthy number of spawning-age female …

Attorneys General Frosh, Herring, Racine file notice of intent to sue EPA

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh, joined by the Attorneys General of Virginia and the District of Columbia, on Monday filed a Notice of Intent (NOI) to sue the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) over its failure to require Pennsylvania and New York to develop and implement plans to achieve 2025 Chesapeake Bay restoration goals. Under the Clean Water Act, …

Attorney General Frosh joins lawsuit challenging Trump administration’s changes to Clean Water Act

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh this week joined a coalition of 19 attorneys general in filing a lawsuit challenging the Trump administration’s final rule narrowing the definition of the “waters of the United States” under the Clean Water Act. The final rule continues the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) effort to weaken water quality protections under the Clean Water …