Blue Water Blog - Enforcement/Litigation

News, notes and thoughts from Blue Water Baltimore.



Consent Decree Intervenor Status Granted

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Blue Water Baltimore Successfully Joins Federal, State Enforcement to fix City’s Failing Sewer System On Thursday, September 8, 2016, the U.S. District Court granted Blue Water Baltimore’s motion to intervene in the federal consent decree lawsuit intended to fix the City…

Public Comments Submitted

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On August 5, 2016, Blue Water Baltimore, in conjunction with the Environmental Integrity Project, submitted three sets of public comments in response to the proposed modifications of the Consent Decree filed on June 7, 2016. After failing to meet the…

Stop Sewage Overflows in Baltimore!

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ACT NOW: Last Chance to Keep Sewage out of Baltimore’s Homes, Parks and Waterways Before 2033! Since 2011, more than 100 million gallons of sewage have entered streets, homes, parks and waterways in Baltimore. After failing to meet the 2016 deadline,…

Baltimore Consent Decree Petition

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This is your last chance until 2033: Tell EPA and MDE to keep sewage out of Baltimore’s homes, parks and waterways! As you may already know, the public has been invited to submit comments on a proposal to modify Baltimore…

Ongoing Sewage Leak in the Chinquapin Run

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On May 12, 2016, a staff member at Blue Water Baltimore was on her way to investigate a report of illegal dumping in the Perring Loch neighborhood, and her route took her across the Loch Raven Boulevard bridge. While crossing the bridge,…

2015 Healthy Harbor Report Card

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Release of the Report Card Grades —Read the 2015 Healthy Harbor Report Card— On Monday, May 9, Blue Water Baltimore and Waterfront Partnership celebrated the release of our annual Healthy Harbor Report Card. The important event received media coverage from an array of local papers including…