ANNAPOLIS, MD (April 18, 2011) – TODAY, Governor Martin O’Malley will join Delegate Maggie McIntosh, Chair of the House Environmental Matters Committee, Senator Paul Pinsky and Delegate Steve Lafferty, lead sponsors of this year’s septics legislation in the Senate and House of Delegates, and others to sign an Executive Order establishing the framework to examine the extent to which septic tanks on major developments pollute the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries. The Executive Order, which will create a task force to study the issue, will inform next year’s effort to ban new, major developments from relying on polluting septic systems.
The General Assembly considered the Sustainable Growth and Agricultural Preservation Act of 2011 (SB 846 and HB 1107), ultimately concluding that more time was needed to study the issue. Today’s Executive Order will establish the framework of that study.
WHAT: Governor O’Malley to Announce Task Force to Study Septic Pollution
WHEN: TODAY, April 18, 2011 at 11:00 a.m.
WHERE: The Arlington Echo Outdoor Education Center (next to the Dining Hall)
975 Indian Landing Road
Millersville, MD 21108