U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski, together with U.S. Representative John Delaney (all D-Md.), today announced that the Town of Westernport has been awarded $2.2 million in federal grants and $600,000 in federal loans to install a new water system and water tank. The new tank will improve service for more than 1,144 households and 45 businesses in Allegany County
U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), a senior member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee (EPW), issued the following response after a federal judge in North Dakota blocked implementation of the Clean Water Rule, which was supposed to enter into force yesterday, August 27
A Howard County construction project to replace the water main on Duckeys Run Road in the vicinity of Ducketts Lane in Elkridge is scheduled to begin on or about this coming Monday, July 20. Following multiple water main breaks in the project area in recent months, the project will include replacement of each ductile iron pipe with PVC pipe. Weather permitting, the project is expected to be completed by late September 2015
EPA, National Aquarium, business leaders stress importance of Clean Water Rule on environment, economy
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency joined officials from local boating businesses, brewers and the National Aquarium at the Inner Harbor today to highlight what the Obama Administration’s Clean Water Rule means to Maryland’s rivers, streams and drinking water.
U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.), John Boozman (R-Ark.), and Jon Tester (D-Mont.) have introduced the Water Supply Cost Savings Act, legislation that would provide cost-effective solutions to improve access to high quality drinking water in rural communities.
U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), a senior member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee (EPW), issued the following response after the committee voted along party lines, 11-9, to overturn the Clean Water Rule
Cardin, Mikulski Announce Federal Grants For Water Infrastructure Projects In Worcester And Dorchester Counties
U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski (both D-Md.) today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development (USDARD) has awarded a total of $4.334 million in grants and loans to Worcester and Dorchester Counties for water and waste disposal projects and pre-development planning purposes.
“Republicans try to make it sound as if all they want is for the EPA and the Corps to develop rules the right way, but it’s clear that what they really want is to stop these agencies from doing their job at all – no new rules – no clean water, what a shame. So what we are doing here today is a colossal waste of time and taxpayer money.
Congresswoman Donna F. Edwards (MD-4) spoke today in the House Rules Committee in opposition to H.R. 1732, the Regulatory Integrity Protection Act, and asked that her amendment be considered on the House floor. H.R. 1732 would halt the current Clean Water Protection rulemaking process by requiring the Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers to withdraw the proposed rule and restart the entire process. Congresswoman Edwards’ amendment is intended to serve as a backstop by listing policy provisions that the Secretary and Administrator are prohibited from including in a final rule that are based on concerns expressed by opponents of the rulemaking.