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 […]

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 […]

Attorney General Brown sues 3M, Dupont, and other chemical manufacturers for PFAS contamination of Maryland’s waters

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Anthony G. Brown on Tuesday announced two lawsuits, filed on behalf of the State of Maryland, the Maryland Department of Environment, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, and the Maryland Department of Health, seeking to hold multiple chemical manufacturers accountable for widespread and continuing contamination of Maryland’s natural resources and harm to public health. The lawsuits […]

Governor Moore announces new partnership between Maryland Department of Environment, University of Maryland Center for Global Sustainability to model Maryland’s climate goals pathway

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Wes Moore this week announced a new partnership between the Maryland Department of the Environment and The Center for Global Sustainability at the University of Maryland to model Maryland’s pathway toward ambitious climate goals. The announcement came during a roundtable discussion at the State House with climate goal stakeholders including representatives from the Maryland Department of the Environment, […]

Governor Moore aims for 100% of passenger car, light truck sales to be electric by model year 2035

UPDATE: The Maryland on Tuesday blasted Governor Moore’s announcement. Original story below… ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Wes Moore this week announced Maryland’s adoption of the multi-state Advanced Clean Cars II rule. Maryland is moving quickly to adopt the regulation, which requires manufacturers to continuously increase the share of electric vehicles they sell, reaching 100% of passenger car and light truck sales by […]

Governor Moore conducts swearing-in ceremony for cabinet members

ANNAPOLIS, MD – Governor Wes Moore on Thursday delivered the oath of office in the official swearing-in ceremony of the Moore-Miller Administration’s cabinet secretaries, marking the most diverse cabinet in the state’s history. Governor Moore was joined by Lt. Governor Aruna Miller for the ceremony. “This is a proud day for our administration as we keep our promise to all […]