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A new report says Maryland is not enforcing clean water laws.
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A new report says Maryland is not enforcing clean water laws.

BALTIMORE (AP) A new report says Maryland is failing to enforce clean water laws, citing insufficient funding and an increased workload for state inspectors.

The Maryland Department of the Environment says it has one of the best Clean Water Act programs in the nation despite funding constraints and the report doesn't reflect progress made over the past three years on enforcement issues.

The report released Thursday was commissioned by The Abell Foundation and written by the Center for Progressive Reform. The report says MDE inspectors were responsible last year for triple the amount of permits than at the beginning of the decade. And it says the department is drastically underfunded and hands down small penalties that fail to deter violators.

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