Blue Water Blog - Enforcement/Litigation

News, notes and thoughts from Blue Water Baltimore.



A Letter To Our Decision Makers

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Photograph credit: Chesapeake Bay Program. Collective Action Representatives from 11 local and regional environmental groups, including our own Baltimore Harbor Keeper, David Flores, sent a letter yesterday to Maryland Department of the Environment Secretary Ben Grumbles and Attorney General Brian E.…

OSB Program Finds Sewage Leak in the Stony Run

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On Tuesday April 19, Blue Water Baltimore conducted our first Outfall Screening Blitz of the year in the upper Stony Run. The Outfall Screening Blitz is a project in partnership with Ridge to Reefs and the Chesapeake Bay Trust that is focused…

2016 Maryland General Assembly Results

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2016 Maryland General Assembly The 2016 Maryland General Assembly session has come to a close. Blue Water Baltimore was on the ground in Annapolis, collaborating with fellow environmental advocates ensuring our local waterways and the Chesapeake Bay are protected while…

Erosion and Sediment Control Enforcement

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As the Water Quality Manager at Blue Water Baltimore, my days are usually spent collecting water samples in our streams and Harbor or teaching people how different types of pollution enter our waterways. Earlier this month, I swapped my work…

12 Million Gallons of Sewage and Counting

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Last Wednesday night, the Baltimore region received more than two inches of rain, which led to significant flooding around the region. When large rainstorms like these hit Baltimore, stormwater runoff leaks into our sanitary sewer system through cracks in aging…

Illegal Dumping in Herring Run Park

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Earlier this year Bob Mayes, a member of the Friends of Herring Run Park, witnessed a Baltimore City contractor discharging hundreds of gallons of sewage laden water from their truck directly into the woods adjacent to the Herring Run stream.…

Time To Fight (Again) For Clean Water in Baltimore County

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The Baltimore County Council is currently considering legislation that would phase out the county’s stormwater utility fee. The Importance of the Fee This fee pays for projects and programs designed to improve water quality in the county’s streams and rivers,…