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Volume III, Number 9

March 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

MDE's Legislative Agenda in 2009

MDE is focusing on maintaining our priorities to protect public health. Given the State’s tight fiscal situation—along with MDE’s own internal deficit—this year’s legislative agenda is more modest than last year, one of MDE’s most successful legislative sessions ever.

MDE Partners with Volunteer Maryland to Prevent Sediment Pollution

MDE, in cooperation with Volunteer Maryland, an AmeriCorps program of the Governor’s Office is seeking talented, energetic students and citizens to join the innovative Volunteer Enforcement Corps program to fight sediment pollution. 

Removal and Cleanup of Derelict Vessel - MV Sea Witch

One aircraft carrier, one motor vessel, leaking oil and no one responsible . . . a recipe for disaster or an opportunity for cooperation?

Smart, Green and Growing – Where Do We Grow from Here?

Governor Martin O’Malley recently unveiled six bills that are the O’Malley-Brown Administration’s Smart, Green and Growing 2009 legislative agenda.

eCycle Your Old Electronics

The use of electronic products has grown substantially over the past two decades, changing the way and the speed in which we communicate—and how we get our information and entertainment.

We Want to Know What You Think

We'd like to find out how you think Maryland is doing when it comes to growing and planning for the future, while at the same time protecting the environment and our quality of life.

MDE's Role in BRAC

Over the next few years, thousands of defense-related jobs are relocating to Maryland as part of the federal military Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) process, formally mandated by Congress in 2005.The Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) has played a significant role in the State’s effort to prepare for BRAC.

MDE Partners with Chesapeake Bay Trust to Create “Living Shorelines”

The Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) and the non-profit Chesapeake Bay Trust entered into a new funding partnership this year to create “living shorelines” in tidal areas of the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries.

In Brief...

New Permit Turnaround Times for 2009, Nominations for the 26th Annual Governor's Volunteer Service Awards...


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