Monthly Archive:: April 2015

Maryland Department of the Environment Releases Clean Air Progress Report

MEDIA CONTACTS: Jay Apperson (410) 537-3003 jay.apperson@maryland.gov Maryland Department of the Environment Releases Clean Air Progress Report Report describes improvement in the quality of the air Marylanders breathe Baltimore, MD (April 30, 2015) – For the first time in more than three decades, the metropolitan Baltimore area is meeting the health-based federal standard ...Read More

eMDE – Earth Week 2015

THE LATEST FROM THE MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT FEATURED ARTICLE EARTH WEEK 2015 Greetings all. April 22 was Earth Day (in fact, the 45th since its creation in 1970). With spring in the air and flowers in bloom, it’s a great time to celebrate our environmental progress and recommit to cleaner ...Read More

Chesapeake Bay Program: Data sharing arrangement could lead to reduced pollution from onsite wastewater systems

Representatives from states across the Bay region recently signed a cooperative accord that will help reduce the amount of nitrogen flowing from onsite wastewater systems into local waterways. At the Chesapeake Bay Program office last week, representatives from Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia signed a Memorandum of Cooperation to share ...Read More

Maryland Green Registry Now Accepting Applications for Annual Leadership Awards

MEDIA CONTACTS: Jay Apperson (410) 537-3003 jay.apperson@maryland.gov Maryland Green Registry Now Accepting Applications for Annual Leadership Awards Applications due May 15 Baltimore, MD (April24, 2015) – The Maryland Green Registry is now accepting applications for the sixth annual Maryland Green Registry Leadership Awards. Interested organizations should submit an application highlighting their sustainable environmental practices and the measurable ...Read More

Your4State: Washington County Activates New Solar Field in Williamsport

WILLIAMSPORT, Md. – There may have been a rainstorm, but the sun still shined brightly on Earth Day in Washington County. Government and business leaders activated the county’s newest solar field at Kemps Mill Park near Williamsport. Their ultimate goal is to become the first county in Maryland to generate 100 percent ...Read More

Herald-Mail: Washington County shines in role as state’s solar ‘powerhouse’

WILLIAMSPORT — Maryland’s top environmental official said Wednesday that Washington County is quickly becoming known as “Solar County, Maryland” thanks to its state-leading number of completed solar projects with more on the way…. Read the article. ...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 Moves Forward on Clean Air Regulations to Reduce Pollution From State’s Coal-Fired Power Plants and Protect Public Health

MEDIA CONTACTS: Jay Apperson (410) 537-3003 jay.apperson@maryland.gov Maryland Moves Forward on Clean Air Regulations to Reduce Pollution From State’s Coal-Fired Power Plants and Protect Public Health Department of the Environment submits emergency action that implements new requirements to ensure public health protection; action could become effective as early as May 2 Baltimore, ...Read More

Students Propel MDE’s Reclaimed Mine Project by Planting 1,700 Trees During Frostburg Event

MEDIA CONTACTS: Mark Shaffer (410) 537-3003 mark.shaffer1@maryland.gov Students Propel MDE’s Reclaimed Mine Project by Planting 1,700 Trees During Frostburg Event FROSTBURG, MD (April 16, 2015) – As the eager high school students bored into the rich, soft soil to plant another tree sapling Wednesday, the Maryland Department of Environment’s reclaimed mine project, located up ...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 Grants and loans will reduce pollution, improve water quality, improve wastewater and drinking water infrastructure Baltimore, MD (April 15, 2015) – The Maryland Board of Public Works approved more than $160 million in ...Read More
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