Change in Tree Law Means a Greener Baltimore
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Change in Tree Law Means a Greener Baltimore

On May 1st, Mayor Brandon Scott signed City Council Bill 23-04654 into law to protect trees on recreation and parks property. This was a change Blue Water Baltimore supported, and will help our goal of increasing Baltimore’s tree canopy, improving water quality and combating the urban heat island effect that makes our city hotter than…

BWB and CLA announce Settlement in Jones Falls Vinegar Co. Case
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BWB and CLA announce Settlement in Jones Falls Vinegar Co. Case

Baltimore, MD – Blue Water Baltimore, along with its attorneys at Chesapeake Legal Alliance and Saul Ewing, LLP announce today a settlement agreement with Fleischmann’s Vinegar Company for alleged pollution violations into the Jones Falls, a local waterway in Baltimore which drains to the Inner Harbor.  The agreement comes after Blue Water Baltimore filed a…

BWB and CBF: Court Decision is a Loss For Clean Water
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BWB and CBF: Court Decision is a Loss For Clean Water

MARYLAND STORMWATER PERMITS CONTINUE TO FALL SHORT FOR BALTIMORE COMMUNITIES AND THE BAY’S RESILIENCY AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE Yesterday’s decision by the Appellate Court of Maryland affirming Baltimore stormwater permits is a loss for clean water. The court’s response stems from a 2021 lawsuit and petition for judicial review brought by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF)…

Press Statement on Baltimore City DPW’s Sewer Consent Decree Annual Public Meeting
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Press Statement on Baltimore City DPW’s Sewer Consent Decree Annual Public Meeting

Advocates and Communities Demand Sewer Backup Assistance Program Expansion January 18, 2024 Contact: Well over $1 Billion of taxpayer money has been invested in underground pipe projects and improvements at the Back River and Patapsco wastewater treatment plants. Significant progress has been made. Yet rainfall and other conditions continue to overwhelm Baltimore’s sewer system and cause…

Environmental Groups Announce Landmark Agreement to Resolve Wastewater Treatment Plant Violations
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Environmental Groups Announce Landmark Agreement to Resolve Wastewater Treatment Plant Violations

Back River Wastewater Treatment Plant (Google Earth) Baltimore, MD – Blue Water Baltimore and its attorneys at the Chesapeake Legal Alliance announce today an agreement with Maryland Department of Environment and Baltimore City to address pollution violations at the state’s two largest Wastewater Treatment Plants (WWTPs).  Working cooperatively with the Maryland Department of Environment (MDE),…