Business, Politics

Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski announces key personnel appointments

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski has announced the following major personnel appointments: Horacio Tablada, former secretary of the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE), has been named Director of the Baltimore County Department of Environmental Protection and Sustainability (EPS), effective July 31. Tablada will succeed current Director David Lykens, who will be retiring from Baltimore County government. Marcus L. …


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Board of Public Works approves funding for clean water, Chesapeake Bay

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Board of Public Works in Annapolis has approved more than $12 million in grants to reduce water pollution and flooding risks. The board is composed of Governor Larry Hogan, Treasurer Dereck E. Davis and Comptroller Peter Franchot. Lt. Governor Boyd K. Rutherford chaired this week’s meeting. “These are smart investments to advance our Chesapeake Bay goals, protect …


Attorney General Frosh, Secretary Tablada announce settlement with Eastern Shore poultry processing facility

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh and Maryland Department of the Environment Secretary Horacio Tablada this week announced a settlement with Valley Proteins, an Eastern Shore poultry processing facility that uses poultry industry refuse to make food for other animals. The consent decree settles the lawsuit filed by the Office of Attorney General (OAG) on behalf of MDE in …

MDE, Baltimore leadership reach agreement on corrections at Back River Wastewater Treatment Plant

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Department of the Environment and Baltimore leadership have reached an agreement that charts a course for continued progress at the Back River Wastewater Treatment Plant. The revised order, issued by MDE Secretary Horacio Tablada and consented to by Baltimore City, requires the city to cooperate with MES in order to prevent or correct water pollution and ensure …