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Olszewski announces plans to consider adding additional capacity to Eastern Sanitary Landfill to extend site longevity

WHITE MARSH, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Monday announced plans to explore potential vertical expansion of the Eastern Sanitary Landfill in White Marsh — which fulfills a key recommendation of the Baltimore County Solid Waste Work Group and is anticipated to extend the longevity of the site by up to 20 years. In combination with other ongoing waste diversion …


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NOW YOU KNOW: Year-end highlights – part 2

The following is a legislative update from Delegates Kathy Szeliga and Ryan Nawrocki. As we prepare for a new year filled with resolutions and growth, we took some time to review the highlights of what has taken place between the 2023 and upcoming 2024 legislative sessions. Once we return to Baltimore County after Sine Die, the work does not end. …


Maryland Environment Secretary McIlwain, Attorney General Brown announce settlement of lawsuit over wastewater treatment facilities

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Environment Secretary Serena McIlwain and Attorney General Anthony G. Brown have announced the settlement of a lawsuit against Baltimore City to address unauthorized discharges of pollution from the state’s two largest sewage treatment plants. The settlement (PDF) includes an enforceable timeline for corrective actions at the city’s Back River and Patapsco wastewater treatment plants. It also includes a …

Governor Moore named Chesapeake Executive Council chair

ANNAPOLIS, MD—This week, Governor Wes Moore was unanimously elected to serve as chair of the bipartisan Chesapeake Executive Council during a meeting hosted by the Environmental Protection Agency in Washington, D.C.. The council, which serves as the primary policy and leadership body of the formal Chesapeake Bay Partnership’s effort to restore the Chesapeake Bay, is comprised of the nine signatories …

Governor Moore honors environmental leaders during 2023 Maryland League of Conservation Voters Changemakers celebration

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Wes Moore last month delivered remarks at the 2023 Maryland League of Conservation Voters Changemakers celebration, honoring Marylanders who have demonstrated vision, leadership, and courage in protecting the environment. The event took place at the Colwell Center in downtown Baltimore, home to the Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology. “Being a changemaker is hard and it takes partnership. …

Latest round of Baltimore DPW water testing shows no sign of parasite

BALTIMORE, MD—On Tuesday, the Baltimore Department of Public Works announced that the latest test samples found no traces of Cryptosporidium oocysts in the Druid Lake Reservoir. The test results were delivered to DPW on Tuesday, October 3, 2023. On Thursday, September 28, DPW announced that it had discovered low levels (0.09 Cryptosporidium Oocyst/Liter) of the microscopic parasite Cryptosporidium during a …

Drought Warning issued for parts of central Maryland

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Department of the Environment on Wednesday urged public water systems, citizens and businesses in parts of the state to continue voluntary water use restrictions as a drought watch issued earlier this summer has been upgraded to a warning. “Water conservation is a good practice year-round, but we are asking water systems to take extra precautions as dry …

Senator Jennings, Delegates Nawrocki & Szeliga send letter to Maryland Department of Environment regarding proposed White Marsh crematorium concerns

NOTTINGHAM, MD—The debate over a proposed new crematorium in White Marsh rages on. Earlier this year, Evans Funeral Chapel announced plans to construct a crematorium at 11543 Philadelphia Road.  The White Marsh-Cowenton Community Association then created an online petition opposing the plan. Residents have voiced concerns over the potential for toxic materials and smoke to be released into nearby neighborhoods.  …