Capital Gazette: Report: Maryland’s air quality is improving

Marylanders are breathing the cleanest air in years and it’s getting better, the Maryland Department of the Environment announced Monday. That is especially good news for Anne Arundel county residents who in 2000 suffered under the worst air pollution in the state and 11th worst air of any county in the country. ...Read More

MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT RELEASES ANNUAL CLEAN AIR PROGRESS REPORT, LAUNCHES AIR QUALITY AWARENESS WEEK

MEDIA CONTACTS: Jay Apperson (410) 537-3003 jay.apperson@maryland.gov   MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT RELEASES ANNUAL CLEAN AIR PROGRESS REPORT, LAUNCHES AIR QUALITY AWARENESS WEEK Report describes Maryland’s air quality improvements and new regulations for further gains, federal rule to reduce pollution from other states;  Air Quality Awareness Week begins today BALTIMORE, MD (May ...Read More

eMDE – Ben’s Blog: Thoughts from Sec. Grumbles

THE LATEST FROM THE MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT The environment was a big winner in the recently concluded 2016 General Assembly session. A proposal to establish more ambitious greenhouse gas reduction requirements – with a net economic benefit to Maryland – gained strong bipartisan support and was among the first of ...Read More

Board of Public Works approves funding for clean water and the Chesapeake Bay

MEDIA CONTACTS: Jay Apperson (410) 537-3003 jay.apperson@maryland.gov Board of Public Works approves funding for clean water and the Chesapeake Bay Baltimore, MD (April 27, 2016) – The Maryland Board of Public Works approved more than $44 million in grants and loans today to reduce pollution, improve water quality and provide safe drinking water. ...Read More

Waterways in Somerset, Wicomico counties reclassified for shellfish harvesting

MEDIA CONTACTS: Jay Apperson (410) 537-3003 jay.apperson@maryland.gov Waterways in Somerset, Wicomico counties reclassified for shellfish harvesting Portion of Wicomico River opened to harvesting, areas of Big Annemessex River and Hall Creek closed Baltimore, MD (April 25, 2016) – The Maryland Department of the Environment has reclassified three waterways in Somerset and Wicomico counties ...Read More

For the Record – April

For The Record: MDE Permits, Licenses, Certifications Applications and Issuances The following are partial lists by county of permit, license, and certification applications and issuances as well as other permitting activity at the Maryland Department of the Environment. For more information on these permits, please contact Amanda Degen at (410) 537-4120. Applications ...Read More

Maryland Department of the Environment brings its “Waste-Free Lunch Challenge” to Churchville Elementary School in Harford County

MEDIA CONTACTS: Jay Apperson (410) 537-3003 jay.apperson@maryland.gov Adrienne Diaczok (410) 537-3003 adrienne.diaczok@maryland.gov Maryland Department of the Environment brings its “Waste-Free Lunch Challenge” to Churchville Elementary School in Harford County Secretary Grumbles joins students for a waste-free lunch Baltimore, MD (April 20, 2016) – Maryland Department of the Environment Secretary Ben Grumbles had lunch ...Read More

EPA, MDE to update public April 21 on Sparrows Point cleanup

MEDIA CONTACTS: EPA: Roy Seneca (410) 537-3003 seneca.roy@epa.gov MDE: Jay Apperson (410) 537-3003 jay.apperson@maryland.gov EPA, MDE to update public April 21 on Sparrows Point cleanup Philadelphia, PA (April 20, 2016) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) will hold a public information meeting on April 21 to ...Read More

**Media Advisory** Maryland Department of the Environment to host the Waste-Free Lunch Challenge at Churchville Elementary School in Harford County

Media contacts: Jay Apperson jay.apperson@maryland.gov Adrienne Diaczok adrienne.diaczok@maryland.gov 410-537-3003 **Media Advisory** Maryland Department of the Environment to host the Waste-Free Lunch Challenge at Churchville Elementary School in Harford County BALTIMORE, MD  (April 18, 2016) – In celebration of Earth Week, the Maryland Department of the Environment will host the Waste-Free Lunch Challenge ...Read More

Bay Journal: Susquehanna lands back on “most endangered rivers” list

Federal legislation would limit Maryland’s ability to demand environmental upgrades at Conowingo dam The Conowingo dam has put the Susquehanna River back on American Rivers’ list of the most endangered rivers in the United States. Read the entire article. ...Read More
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