Issues Facing Maryland

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    Upwind Ozone Pollution

    On July 20, 2017, MDE filed a notice of intent to sue the Environmental Protection Agency for...Read More

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    Baltimore City Sewage Overflow

    Sewage overflows continue to pollute waterways and threaten human health; modified Consent Decree...Read More

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    Conowingo Dam and Chesapeake Bay

    What is the true relationship between sediment pollution trapped behind the Conowingo Dam and...Read More

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    Forest Loss

    To save the Bay, forests need to flourish throughout the watershed.Read More

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    Agriculture

    What role do farms and agricultural production play in the health of our waters?Read More

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    Photo Credit: © 2010 Krista Schlyer/iLCP

    Chemical Contamination

    Toxic chemicals are entering our waters everyday. What can we do about them?Read More

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    Blue Crabs

    The blue crab is one of the more resilient of Chesapeake species, but its fate depends on many...Read More

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    Land Use

    When the watershed's land suffers from pollution and poor management, so too does the water.Read More

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    Polluted Runoff

    Polluted runoff is one of the most harmful sources of pollution to the Bay and its waters.Read More

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    Sewage & Septic Systems

    Upgrading wastewater treatment is critical to cleaning up the Bay and its rivers and streams.Read More

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    Stormwater Fees

    Frequently asked questions about Maryland's stormwater utility fee.Read More

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