Maryland Department of the Environment

Baltimore Sun: In Maryland, Rescuing Food That Might Otherwise be Wasted

On one end of this particular food chain are boxes of dinged-up tomatoes, spotty avocados and other perfectly edible yet rejected fruits and vegetables that pile up at the Maryland Wholesale Produce Market in Jessup. On the other end are the estimated one in four residents of Baltimore who live in food ...Read More

Stolen construction tool containing small amounts of radioactive material recovered with no signs of damage or tampering

Media contact: Jay Apperson jay.apperson@maryland.gov 410-537-3003 Stolen construction tool containing small amounts of radioactive material recovered with no signs of damage or tampering BALTIMORE (July 7, 2017) – A construction tool containing small amounts of radioactive material that was reported stolen last week from a highway project site in Prince George’s County ...Read More

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

MEDIA CONTACT: Jay Apperson (410) 537-3003 jay.apperson@maryland.gov   Board of Public Works approves funding for clean water and the Chesapeake Bay Grants will reduce pollution, improve drinking water and wastewater infrastructure, save energy BALTIMORE (July 5, 2017) – The Maryland Board of Public Works approved more than $92 million in grants today ...Read More

Maryland Department of Environment Prepares to Implement Governor Larry Hogan’s Waste Reduction and Resource Recovery Plan

Media contact: Jay Apperson jay.apperson@maryland.gov 410-537-3003 Maryland Department of Environment Prepares to Implement Governor Larry Hogan’s Waste Reduction and Resource Recovery Plan New Policy Provides Shot in Arm to Private Sector, Will Boost Recycling Rate in Maryland BALTIMORE (June 30, 2017) — In signing the Waste Reduction and Resource Recovery Plan Executive ...Read More

Maryland Department of the Environment, Prince George’s County Police Seek Stolen Construction Tool Containing Small Amounts of Radioactive Material

MEDIA CONTACTS: Jay Apperson (410) 537-3003 jay.apperson@maryland.gov Maryland Department of the Environment, Prince George’s County Police Seek Stolen Construction Tool Containing Small Amounts of Radioactive Material Device reported stolen from construction site in Prince George’s County, not a hazard as long as radioactive material remains locked Baltimore, MD (June 29, 2017) – The ...Read More

Governor Larry Hogan Announces Multi-Agency Efforts to Reduce Lead Poisoning, Asthma Cases

MEDIA CONTACTS: Hannah Marr hannah.marr@maryland.gov Shareese Churchill (410) 974-2316 shareese.churchill@maryland.gov Governor Larry Hogan Announces Multi-Agency Efforts to Reduce Lead Poisoning, Asthma Cases State Departments of Health, Environment, and Housing to Direct $7 Million to Local Communities Annapolis, MD (June 29, 2017) – Governor Larry Hogan today announced that the U.S. Centers for Medicare ...Read More

For the Record – June

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

Frederick News-Post: Grumbles elected chair of interstate air pollution board

Amid a petition to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for better air pollution control in five states, Maryland was selected to lead a regional air quality board. Maryland Secretary of the Environment Ben Grumbles was unanimously elected chairman of the Ozone Transport Commission on June 6… Read the entire article. ...Read More

Maryland Green Registry Leadership Winners Honored 

MEDIA CONTACTS: Jay Apperson (410) 537-3003 jay.apperson@maryland.gov Adrienne Diaczok (410) 537-3003 adrienne.diaczok@maryland.gov Maryland Green Registry Leadership Winners Honored Members report $104 million in savings through environmental practices BALTIMORE, MD (June 15, 2017) – The Maryland Department of the Environment today announced that five Maryland organizations received leadership awards Wednesday night at the Governor Calvert ...Read More

Maryland Environment Secretary to lead regional air pollution commission

Media contact: Jay Apperson jay.apperson@maryland.gov 410-537-3003 MARYLAND ENVIRONMENT SECRETARY TO LEAD REGIONAL AIR POLLUTION COMMISSION Grumbles unanimously voted to chair Ozone Transport Commission; pollution from upwind states continues to significantly affect the quality of air that Marylanders breathe BALTIMORE (June 13, 2017) – Maryland Environment Secretary Ben Grumbles has been selected to chair ...Read More
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