Statement on Explosion and Fire at Back River WWTP

Statement on Explosion and Fire at Back River WWTP

Blue Water Baltimore and Chesapeake Legal Alliance’s Statement on Explosion and Fire at Back River Wastewater Treatment Plant Baltimore, MD – Blue Water Baltimore and the Chesapeake Legal Alliance sincerely hope early reports that no one was injured in today’s explosion at Back River Wastewater Treatment Plant prove true, and that the plant is able…

Updates On Maryland’s Legislative Session

Updates On Maryland’s Legislative Session

Maryland’s 2023 Legislative Session started on January 11th and will continue until April 10th. During these 90 days, legislators are considering thousands of bills.  Blue Water Baltimore is providing input on dozens of bills this session that will impact environmental and community health in the watersheds where we work. Below is some information about a…

BWB and CLA Issue Notice of Intent to Sue
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BWB and CLA Issue Notice of Intent to Sue

BLUE WATER BALTIMORE AND CHESAPEAKE LEGAL ALLIANCE ISSUE NOTICE OF INTENT TO SUE FLEISCHMANN’S VINEGAR FOR VIOLATIONS OF FEDERAL AND STATE CLEAN WATER LAWS Blue Water Baltimore, represented by the Chesapeake Legal Alliance, today issued a Notice of Intent  to bring a lawsuit against Fleischmann’s Vinegar Company, Inc. over its continued unauthorized discharge of pollutants…

Baltimore’s Sewage Issues Are Rooted in Racial Injustice

Baltimore’s Sewage Issues Are Rooted in Racial Injustice

By Matthew Price As we celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. and the progress toward racial justice in the U.S., we must honor King’s legacy by acknowledging the long road left ahead and recommit to fighting for racial justice everyday. In Baltimore, racial inequity continues to affect everything from life expectancy rates to commute times. And…

Take Action! Ban Plastic Bags in Baltimore County

Take Action! Ban Plastic Bags in Baltimore County

We’re just a few weeks into 2023, and there are already so many exciting advocacy initiatives to support! As Maryland’s state legislative session gets underway this week, the Baltimore County Council is also starting the year off strong by introducing a bill to ban plastic bags. Read more about this bill below and take action…

BWB Files Lawsuit Over Industrial Stormwater Permits
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BWB Files Lawsuit Over Industrial Stormwater Permits

On Monday, Blue Water Baltimore, the Gunpowder Riverkeeper, and our attorneys at the Chesapeake Legal Alliance filed suit against the state of Maryland to fix major flaws in the industrial stormwater runoff permitting process. We are joined in this effort by Potomac Riverkeeper Network and Waterkeepers Chesapeake, represented by the Environmental Integrity Project, and Chesapeake…

RFP: Strategic Planning Consultant

RFP: Strategic Planning Consultant

Blue Water Baltimore (BWB) is seeking proposals from qualified consultants to assist with the design, development, and implementation of a multi-faceted process for our next five-year strategic plan (2024-2028). We want to ensure that our next strategic plan has a solid foundation of a shared vision, leads to measurable goals that can effectively guide our…

Blue Water Baltimore’s New State Champs
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Blue Water Baltimore’s New State Champs

The Next Generation of Baltimore’s Forests Blue Water Baltimore staff and volunteers have planted several thousand trees across our local watersheds over the past 15 years. Some of these trees are now reaching maturity and helping us reach our citywide goal of 40% canopy coverage. This month, I headed out into the field with TreeBaltimore…