1/24/13 Frederick County has…”essentially violated the state’s new law aimed at limiting growth on septic systems…
January 24, 2013 by FofFC
Filed under Chesapeake Bay, Growing Smart with Adequate Public Services, Protecting Waterways, Solid Waste, Spread the Word!, Water and Sewer, Watershed Implementation Plan (WIP)
State says three counties flouting septic growth law Planning secretary says O’Malley administration “weighing options”
FoFC received this notice from Community & Environmental Defense Services:
Last week the Environmental Integrity Project released its report The Clean Water Act and the Chesapeake: Enforcement’s Critical Role in Restoring the Bay (December 2012) Appendix A in that report shows the Ballenger McKinney Waste Water Treatment Plant discharging 111,158 pounds of nitrogen each year over the permitted level. It is the worst offender in the entire [...]
Lancaster Mayor speaks out: County leaders are using the Susquehanna issue to divert attention from their responsibility to protect the Chesapeake
December 17, 2012 by FofFC
Filed under Chesapeake Bay, Government Affairs: budget, privatization, land use policies, Protecting Waterways, Watershed Implementation Plan (WIP)
The Young Board of County Commissioners gave $25K of taxpayer money to support the Funk and Bolton lawsuit, a suit that essentially says the pollution in the Chesapeake Bay is the fault of the Conowingo Dam, and not our problem to fix at all!
Revisiting the county’s cost of bay cleanup: Frederick County Office of Sustainability and Environmental Resources takes a look
Originally published September 09, 2012
Originally published September 16, 2012 The Frederick News-Post stated in a reasonable editorial (“Cost of the bay,” Sept. 7) that farmers and developers need to hear stronger and more compelling economic arguments for saving the Chesapeake Bay.
Frederick City resident, concerned by the debate and potential problems with wastewater treatment capacity in Frederick County, did his analysis of the DUSWM narrative and the FoFC report, and then sent this Narrative Analysis of the DUSWM Report to the Board of County Commissioners.
August 28, 2012 by FofFC
Filed under Chesapeake Bay, Environmental Site Design, OurCommonWEalth and All Things Sustainable, Protecting Waterways, Reading Material, Urban Revitalization and Infill, Watershed Implementation Plan (WIP)
Across the country, communities are struggling with how to fix and replace failing and outdated infrastructure and meet new demand to manage stormwater and protect clean water. American Rivers worked with the American Society of Landscape Architects, ECONorthwest, and the Water Environment Federation to release the Banking-on-Green report to build on the current understanding of the [...]