Bay Journal

Maryland must stop pretending that poultry waste is clean energy

by Bay Journal | June 3, 2022
With 2022 an election year for the state’s entire General Assembly, as well as the governor’s office, candidates are actively debating how to move to a clean energy grid and do it quickly. But what they need to talk about more is what a clean energy grid actually looks like. In 2020, ...

‘Forever chemicals’ found in mosquito spray

by Bay Journal | May 26, 2021
“A pair of environmental groups reported recently that high levels of per– and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, were detected in a sample of a widely used mosquito insecticide that is sprayed every spring and summer in the streets of 2,100 communities across Maryland, as well ...

‘Forever chemicals’ found in Chesapeake seafood and Maryland drinking water

by Bay Journal | November 17, 2020
“More testing has found so-called “forever chemicals” in a striped bass, blue crab and oyster from the Chesapeake Bay, as well as in drinking water from household taps in Maryland’s Montgomery County. Laboratory analyses released by the nonprofit group Public Employees for ...

Tests find low levels of “forever chemicals” in some Maryland oysters

by Bay Journal | October 8, 2020
“A new round of testing for “forever chemicals” in St. Mary’s County, MD, found “no levels of concern” in oysters or in the waters of the Chesapeake Bay tributaries where the shellfish were growing, according to state environmental officials. Working with the St. Mary’s ...

Second round of PFAS tests finds lower levels in St. Mary’s River

by Bay Journal | July 15, 2020
“New testing has detected “forever chemicals” in the St. Mary’s River in Southern Maryland, though at levels much lower than those reported there earlier this year by an environmental activist. “Because these PFAS compounds can bioaccumulate, having PFAS at 5 or 9 parts per ...