eMDE – Ben’s Blog: Green & Purple Shine in 2017 Laws

THE LATEST FROM THE MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT Green and Purple Shine in 2017 Laws Here’s some good news from Annapolis, where the General Assembly concluded its annual 90 day session on April 10: lots of environmental “green” wins and bipartisan “purple” collaborations between legislators and Governor Larry Hogan. The General ...Read More

Department of the Environment’s Secretary Grumbles to join students for groundbreaking ceremony Friday at Wellwood International Elementary School in Pikesville

MEDIA CONTACTS: Jay Apperson (410) 537-3003 jay.apperson@maryland.gov Adrienne Diaczok (410) 537-3003 adrienne.diaczok@maryland.gov Department of the Environment’s Secretary Grumbles to join students for groundbreaking ceremony Friday at Wellwood International Elementary School in Pikesville Baltimore, MD (April 20, 2017) – Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) Secretary Ben Grumbles will join students at Wellwood International ...Read More

Maryland Department of the Environment releases annual clean air progress report

MEDIA CONTACTS: Jay Apperson (410) 537-3003 jay.apperson@maryland.gov Maryland Department of the Environment releases annual clean air progress report Report describes progress, further action to reduce air pollution in Maryland Baltimore, MD (April 18, 2017) – Despite one the hottest summers ever recorded locally, Maryland continued to make dramatic progress on reducing air pollution ...Read More

Department of Environment to Kick Off earth Month Activities With Employee Clean-Up Event on the Banks of the Patapsco River

MEDIA CONTACTS: Jay Apperson (410) 537-3003 jay.apperson@maryland.gov Adrienne Diaczok (410) 537-3003 adrienne.diaczok@maryland.gov Department of Environment to Kick Off earth Month Activities With Employee Clean-Up Event on the Banks of the Patapsco River Baltimore, MD (April 12, 2017) – Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) Secretary Ben Grumbles will kick off the department’s Earth ...Read More

Cumberland Times-News: Students plant 2,000 trees at abandoned strip mine

High schoolers volunteer for Arbor Day project near Frostburg FROSTBURG — More than 50 local high school students volunteered Monday to help the Maryland Department of the Environment plant nearly 2,000 trees on a reclaimed strip mine near Frostburg. “It was fun,” said Zoe Watkins, an 11th-grader from the Center for Career ...Read More

MARYLAND GREEN REGISTRY NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR ANNUAL LEADERSHIP AWARDS

Media Contacts: Adrienne Diaczok adrienne.diaczok@maryland.gov Jay Apperson jay.apperson@maryland.gov 410-537-3003 MARYLAND GREEN REGISTRY NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR ANNUAL LEADERSHIP AWARDS  Applications due April 26 BALTIMORE, MD (April 3, 2017) – The Maryland Green Registry is now accepting applications for the eighth annual Maryland Green Registry Leadership Awards. Interested organizations should submit an application highlighting their sustainable environmental practices ...Read More

Department of the Environment Develops Guidelines for Reuse of Dredged Material

MEDIA CONTACTS: MDE: Jay Apperson (410) 537-3003 jay.apperson@maryland.gov MPA: Richard Scher (410) 385-4480 rscher@marylandports.com Department of the Environment Develops Guidelines for Reuse of Dredged Material Draft guidance developed in collaboration with Md. Dept.of Transportation’s Port Administration, designed to encourage private sector innovation; public meeting set Baltimore, MD (March 30, 2017) – Newly developed ...Read More

eMDE – ICYMI: Gov. Hogan Supports Fracking Ban

THE LATEST FROM THE MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT Gov. Hogan Supports Fracking Ban In case you missed it: Governor Larry Hogan announced his support for a ban against hydraulic fracturing in Maryland. In an announcement Friday, Governor Hogan noted that the Maryland Department of the Environment has proposed the toughest regulations ...Read More

Baltimore Sun: Hogan announces support for fracking ban in Maryland

Gov. Larry Hogan announced Friday he supports banning fracking, a surprise revelation that could make Maryland one of the first states to ban the controversial method of drilling for natural gas. The Republican governor said passing legislation to prohibit fracking was “an important initiative to safeguard our environment. Read the entire article. ...Read More

WFMD: Frederick County Placed Under Drought Warning

Baltimore, Md (KM). The water situation in Frederick County and surrounding jurisdictions has become very serious. The Maryland Department of the Environment has issued a drought warning for central Maryland, which includes not only Frederick County, but Carroll, Howard, Montgomery, Baltimore and Cecil Counties. “We’re encouraging citizens and businesses to voluntarily reduce ...Read More
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