Md. Dept. of the Environment releases Healthy Beaches Progress Report

MEDIA CONTACTS: Jay Apperson (410) 537-3003 jay.apperson@maryland.gov Md. Dept. of the Environment releases Healthy Beaches Progress Report Report coincides with Healthy and Safe Swimming Week Baltimore, MD (May 25, 2016) – Maryland beaches were open for swimming with no health-based advisories nearly 99 percent of the time last summer, a new report by ...Read More

For the Record – May

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

Departments of Environment, Natural Resources and Maryland Petroleum Council present 39th Annual Tawes Awards for a Clean Environment

MEDIA CONTACTS: Jay Apperson (410) 537-3003 jay.apperson@maryland.gov Adrienne Diaczok (410) 537-3003 adrienne.diaczok@maryland.gov Departments of Environment, Natural Resources and Maryland Petroleum Council present 39th Annual Tawes Awards for a Clean Environment Tawes and Coulter Awards recognize outstanding environmental achievements of individuals, groups and government employees Annapolis, MD (May 23, 2016) – The Maryland Departments ...Read More

MDE, DNR, Maryland Petroleum Council to Play Host to 39th Annual Tawes Environmental Awards

MEDIA CONTACTS: Adrienne Diaczok (410) 537-3003 adrienne.diaczok@maryland.gov MDE, DNR, Maryland Petroleum Council to Play Host to 39th Annual Tawes Environmental Awards Annual Ceremony Recognizes Marylanders’ Outstanding Environmental Work What The Maryland Department of the Environment, Maryland Department of Natural Resources and the Maryland Petroleum Council will announce winners of the 2016 Tawes ...Read More

New Law to Boost Wetlands Restoration

MEDIA CONTACTS: Jay Apperson (410) 537-3003 jay.apperson@maryland.gov New Law to Boost Wetlands Restoration Governor Hogan signs Nontidal Wetlands Mitigation Banking bill into law Baltimore, MD (May 19, 2016) – A measure to improve Maryland’s wetlands conservation and restoration strategies was signed into law today. Governor Larry Hogan signed the Nontidal Wetlands Mitigation Banking ...Read More

Capital Gazette: Our say: There’s some good news for state in the air

Not everything in the past evokes nostalgia. Remember all those Code Red summer days, when warnings went out that it was a good idea for those vulnerable to air pollution — including children, older individuals and people with lung conditions such as asthma and chronic bronchitis — to limit outdoor activity? . ...Read More

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
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