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List of State Officials - Robert Ehrlich, Governor; Michael Steele, Lt. Governor; Kendl Ehrlich, MDE Secretary 

Volume 1, Number 7

November 2005

eMDE is a monthly publication of the Maryland Department of the Environment. It covers articles on current environmental issues and events in the state. Additional monthly features include: MDE public meetings and hearings schedule, enforcement and compliance notes, and permitting activity. 

MDE Helps Students Detect Grime Crime

By Rich McIntire

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Students examine a label on a barrel 

MDE Secretary Kendl. P. Philbrick 

MDE Secretary Kendl P. Philbrick  

Maryland Attorney General Joseph Curran 

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Maryland Attorney General J. Joseph Curran, Jr. and Maryland Department of the Environment Secretary Kendl P. Philbrick enlisted future generations in their ongoing fight against environmental crimes when they visited middle school students recently.

Maryland’s top officials in law enforcement and the environment continued the battle against environmental crime by teaching two classes of students about the importance of reporting environmental crimes, and they will do it from “the scene”.

The Scene of the Crime
On Friday, Oct. 14 the Attorney General and Secretary Philbrick visited Easton Middle School in Talbot County and Bennet Middle School in Salisbury. The sixth and seventh graders have been preparing for this special class by studying and researching environmental issues

At both locations there was a mock environmental crimes scene staged by the Maryland Department of the Environment. Students worked in groups to “process the scene” and look for clues that help them try to “solve” the crime while learning how criminal investigators and emergency responders work together to fight environmental crimes. The outreach events continue the collaboration between the Maryland Attorney General’s Office and the Maryland Department of the Environment in the fight against environmental crime.


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