MDE's mission in regard to Environmental Justice (EJ) is to emphasize improvements in quality of life, economic development, and environmental protection for all communities. Implementation efforts of EJ at MDE include the following:
Identify agency responsibilities.
Recognize Environmental Justice concerns with collaborative approaches.
MDE will be hosting a workgroup to review how cumulative impact assessments could be incorporated into the MDE permitting process in a way that is both legal and feasible, while addressing environmental justice.
For more information on the Cumulative Impact Workgroup, click here.
The CEJSC is a twenty member body that is tasked with advising State government on environmental justice and analyzing the effectiveness of State and local government laws and policies to address issues of environmental justice and sustainable communities.
For more information on the CEJSC, click here.
If you have any environmental justice concerns, questions or need to report an environmental justice issue, please contact MDE through any one of the following:
1800 Washington Blvd., Baltimore, MD 21230