Monthly Archive:: December 2013

Maryland Department of the Environment Makes Final Determination to Issue Stormwater Permits to Baltimore and Prince George’s Counties and Baltimore City

For Immediate Release: Maryland Department of the Environment Makes Final Determination to Issue Stormwater Permits to Baltimore and Prince George’s Counties and Baltimore City Permit for Anne Arundel County expected to be issued by the end of 2013 BALTIMORE, MD (December 23, 2013) – As part of ongoing efforts to improve local ...Read More

**SOCIAL MEDIA RELEASE** Maryland Department of the Environment Secretary highlights the Bay-Wise Yardstick Program in Frederick

FREDERICK, MD (December 18, 2013) – Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) Secretary Robert M. Summers highlighted the University of Maryland Extension’s Bay-Wise Yardstick program today at a private residence in the City of Frederick. The Yardstick program assists residents in measuring how their landscaping practices impact the Chesapeake Bay and makes recommendations to homeowners ...Read More

Bay Journal: From Annapolis to Rio: A bay-to-bay visit

The Bay Journal provides an insightful report on a Maryland delegation — led by Governor O’Malley and including Secretary Summers — that shared the experiences gained in the Chesapeake Bay cleanup effort with Brazilians faced with a polluted bay of their own. To read the entire article please click here. ...Read More

**MEDIA ADVISORY** MDE’s Stormwater Innovations Tour highlights the Bay-Wise Yardstick program in Frederick

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: **MEDIA ADVISORY** MDE’s Stormwater Innovations Tour highlights the Bay-Wise Yardstick program in Frederick BALTIMORE, MD (December 17, 2013) – Maryland Department of the Environment Secretary Robert M. Summers will highlight stormwater remediation efforts at a private residence in the City of Frederick tomorrow, Wednesday, December 18. This is the fourth stop on the Stormwater Innovations ...Read More

Frederick News-Post: Wind-borne pollution

Up to 70 percent of Maryland’s air pollution is from smog generated by coal-burning power plants, vehicles and industries carried on westerly winds from the Ohio River Valley along the I-95 corridor. No matter what the Old Line State does to clean up its homegrown air contamination, this blowback means Maryland will ...Read More

Cecil Daily: Maryland needs to be a leader in Bay’s restoration

In a Letter to the Editor, Secretary Robert M. Summers explains that while each Chesapeake Bay Watershed state has played a role in the deterioration of the Bay, “Maryland is also a major contributor of pollution to the Bay and it would be irresponsible of us to blame others for all of ...Read More

Governor O’malley Releases Statement Upon His Election As Chair Of Chesapeake Executive Council

MEDIA CONTACTS: Nina Smith Office: 410-974-2316 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ANNAPOLIS, MD. (December 12, 2013) — Governor O’Malley released the following statement upon his election as chair of the Chesapeake Executive Council:  “It is an honor to be elected chair of the Chesapeake Executive Council again, during what will be my last year as ...Read More

**SOCIAL MEDIA RELEASE** Maryland Department of the Environment Secretary highlights Prince George’s County’s Rain Check Rebate Program

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: **SOCIAL MEDIA RELEASE** Maryland Department of the Environment Secretary highlights Prince George’s County’s Rain Check Rebate Program HYATTSVILLE, MD (December 11, 2013) – Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) Secretary Robert M. Summers today highlighted Rain Check Rebate funds as a way for private citizens in Prince George’s County to reduce ...Read More

Washington Post: Northeastern states will press Midwest, Appalachia on clean air

Governors of eight Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic states will announce on Monday a push to force Midwestern and Appalachian states to cut air pollution they say is causing their citizens respiratory diseases and public health problems. The governors will petition the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to require nine states — Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, ...Read More

Maryland among Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states seeking to curb air pollution from upwind states

MEDIA CONTACTS: Samantha Kappalman samantha.kappalman@maryland.gov Jay Apperson jay.apperson@maryland.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Eight states file petition to require upwind states to take action; move would require upwind states to reduce air pollution, protecting Marylanders’ health BALTIMORE, MD (December 9, 2013) – Maryland and seven other Northeast and Mid-Atlantic States today petitioned the U.S. ...Read More
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