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Colonial Pipeline initiates restart of operations

NOTTINGHAM, MD–Colonial Pipeline Company initiated a restart of pipeline operations on Wednesday after being shut down for six days due to a ransomware attack. The company has issued the following statement: Colonial Pipeline initiated the restart of pipeline operations today at approximately 5 p.m. ET. Following this restart, it will take several days for the product delivery supply chain to …


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Governor Hogan: All COVID-19 indoor, outdoor capacity limits to be lifted

UPDATE: Baltimore County plans to continue align with state actions in lifting restrictions. Original story below… —— ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Wednesday afternoon held a press conference to provide an update on Maryland’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The governor announced that the case rate per 100,000 has dropped by 64% over the past 4 weeks and is at …


GasBuddy: 9% of Maryland gas stations without fuel

UPDATE 2: Colonial Pipeline has initiated a restart of pipeline operations. UPDATE: Governor Larry Hogan has authorized emergency measures to address the Colonial Pipeline incident. Original story below… —— NOTTINGHAM, MD—The effects of the Colonial Pipeline ransomware attack are beginning to be felt in Maryland. GasBuddy reports that, as of Wednesday afternoon, 9% of gas stations in the state are …

EPA waives volatility requirements in Maryland in response to Colonial Pipeline ransomware hack, shutdown

UPDATE: Some gas stations in southern Maryland and a few stations in the Pikesville area of Baltimore County are now out of gas. Original story below… —— NOTTINGHAM, MD—The Environmental Protection Agency is temporarily lifting some environmental restrictions as a ransomware attack threatens the gasoline supply chain in the southeastern U.S. The EPA said it was waiving volatility requirements governing …

Olszewski announces kickoff of Baltimore County Master Plan 2030 planning process

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Tuesday announced the kickoff of Master Plan 2030, the process for developing the County’s next master plan to guide smart growth over the coming decade. The master plan is intended to guide the County Executive, the County Council, and County departments in promoting responsible development in an equitable and environmentally sensitive manner that …

AG Frosh joins coalition of attorneys general in urging Facebook to abandon launch of Instagram Kids

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh has joined a coalition of 44 attorneys general urging Facebook to abandon its plans to launch a version of Instagram for children under the age of 13, citing serious concerns about the safety and well-being of children and the harm social media poses to young people. In a letter to Facebook CEO Mark …

Councilman Marks introduces bill to reduce dumping, allow for manned donation centers

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Baltimore County Councilman David Marks on Tuesday announced that he has introduced legislation that would allow for manned donation sites at larger shopping areas, a way to reduce dumping throughout the community. Under Marks’ bill, companies such as GreenDrop would be allowed to locate in larger shopping areas. Unlike traditional donation bins which are unmanned and often accumulate piles …

Olszewski announces creation of new Baltimore County Department Of Housing and Community Development, renames Department of Public Works and Transportation

TOWSON, MD—County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Monday signed legislation creating Baltimore County’s first dedicated Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) to help ensure access to affordable housing, provide housing stability support, and develop stronger neighborhoods by providing community revitalization supports in a timely and efficient manner. Additionally, Olszewski signed legislation officially renaming the Department of Public Works to the …