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Volume III, Number 11

July 2009

eMDE is a bi-monthly publication of the Maryland Department of the Environment. It covers articles on current environmental issues and events in the state. 

:: Featured Articles

Governor Martin O’Malley Plans to Accelerate Bay Restoration

At the 26th meeting of the Chesapeake Bay Executive Council, Governor Martin O’Malley announced ambitious two-year milestones to accelerate Maryland’s on-the-ground efforts to meet nutrient reduction goals by 2020.

Maryland Receives American Recovery & Reinvestment Funding for Clean Water Projects, Diesel Pollution Reduction Projects, and Leaking Underground Storage Tank Cleanup

The Environmental Protection Agency awarded the Maryland Department of the Environment a $121.6 million check to fund Maryland water quality and drinking water projects under President Barack Obama’s American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).

Going Fishing? Don’t Forget to Check Maryland’s Coastal Fish Consumption Advisories

The Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) in coordination with other Eastern Atlantic Coast states, recently issued fish consumption advisories for striped bass and bluefish caught through recreational fishing in Atlantic coastal waters.


MDE Celebrates Arbor Day

The Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) celebrated Arbor Day by honoring Vindex Energy Corporation’s leadership and planting 2,400 trees on a reclaimed coal mine near Barton in Allegany County.

Air Quality Action in Maryland

This summer, whether commuting to work or heading to the beach, you can take precautions to protect your health and do your part to reduce the air pollution that tends to increase during warmer weather.

Maryland Mandates Mercury Switch Recovery in Vehicles

In May, Governor O’Malley signed House Bill 1263 (HB 1263) requiring vehicle recyclers and scrap recycling facilities to recover mercury switches from vehicles to reduce mercury pollution.

Brian Hug Named MDE’s Employee of the Year for Critical Expertise in Air Quality Planning

The Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) awarded Brian Hug the prestigious Employee of the Year Award at its Annual Service and Incentive Awards Ceremony, which took place during National Public Service Recognition Week.

Online Searchable Database: Maryland 2008 Integrated Report of Surface Water Quality

The final Maryland 2008 Integrated Report of Surface Water Quality (IR) is now accessible online through a searchable database.

Another Route to Work: Bike to Work Day 2009

Bike to Work Day is an annual event to introduce newcomers to the world of bicycle commuting, reconnect and support regular riders, and promote alternative transportation.

MDE Recognizes Outstanding Employees

The Maryland Department of the Environment congratulates the following employees for their outstanding service during the last quarter.

MDE in the Community

Photos of MDE employeess out and about in the community.

In Brief...

Keep Your Beach Healthy!, October 3, 2009 Symposium on Environment, Justice, and Health in the Planning Process, Strategies for Maryland, President Obama Announces Tough New Fuel Economy Standards...


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