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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 …


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Code Orange Air Quality Alert issued for Wednesday in Baltimore area

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Department of the Environment has issued a Code Orange Air Quality Alert for Wednesday in the Baltimore area. A Code Orange Air Quality Alert means that air pollution concentrations within the region may become unhealthy for sensitive groups. Sensitive groups include children, people suffering from asthma, heart disease or other lung diseases and the elderly. The effects …


Code Orange Air Quality Alert issued for Baltimore area on Monday as heat returns

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Department of the Environment has issued a Code Orange Air Quality Alert for Monday in Baltimore as summer heat looks to return to the region. The National Weather Service says high temperatures on Monday will be in the mid-90s. A Code Orange Air Quality Alert means that air pollution concentrations within the region may become unhealthy for …

Code Orange Air Quality Alert issued for Friday in Baltimore area

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Department of the Environment has issued a Code Orange Air Quality Alert for Friday in the Baltimore area. An Excessive Heat Warning will also be in effect as heat index values are expected to top out at around 110 degrees. A Code Orange Air Quality Alert means that air pollution concentrations within the region may become unhealthy …

Code Orange Air Quality Alert issued for Wednesday in Baltimore area

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Department of the Environment has issued a Code Orange Air Quality Alert for Wednesday in the Baltimore area. A Code Orange Air Quality Alert means that air pollution concentrations within the region may become unhealthy for sensitive groups. Sensitive groups include children, people suffering from asthma, heart disease or other lung diseases and the elderly. The effects …

Gunpowder Riverkeeper reaches proposed settlement with EPA on PCBs in the Gunpowder River, Bush River

NOTTINGHAM, MD—In accordance with the Environmental Protection Agency Administrator’s March 18, 2022, memorandum regarding “Consent Decrees and Settlement Agreements to resolve Environmental Claims Against the Agency,” a proposed settlement has been reached that would resolve Gunpowder Riverkeeper v. Regan, et al., No. 1:20–cv–02063 (D.D.C.). On July 29, 2020, Gunpowder Riverkeeper filed a complaint in the U.S. District Court for the …

Code Orange Air Quality Alert issued for Thursday in Baltimore area

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Department of the Environment has issued a Code Orange Air Quality Alert for Thursday in the Baltimore area. A Code Orange Air Quality Alert means that air pollution concentrations within the region may become unhealthy for sensitive groups. Sensitive groups include children, people suffering from asthma, heart disease or other lung diseases and the elderly. The effects …

Code Orange Air Quality Alert issued for Wednesday in Baltimore area

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Department of the Environment has issued a Code Orange Air Quality Alert for Wednesday in the Baltimore area. A Code Orange Air Quality Alert means that air pollution concentrations within the region may become unhealthy for sensitive groups. Sensitive groups include children, people suffering from asthma, heart disease or other lung diseases and the elderly. The effects …