Maryland Department of Environment (MDE)

Maryland Department of Environment (MDE)

In 1987, the Maryland Department of the Environment was created to protect and preserve the state's air, water and land resources and safeguard the environmental health of Maryland's citizens. MDE's duties also encompass enforcement of environmental laws and regulations, long-term planning and research. MDE provides technical assistance to Maryland industry and communities for pollution and growth issues and environmental emergencies. 

Our mission is to protect and restore the environment for the health and well-being of all Marylanders.