2015 September

Monthly Archive:: September 2015

WTOL-TV: Lake Erie could learn from Maryland and Delaware in cutting algae threat

A television news crew from Toledo, Ohio, where an algae bloom caused a drinking water crisis, comes to Maryland for lessons on how to combat water pollution WTOL-TV’s Tim Miller reported on what Maryland is doing to clean up the Chesapeake Bay. He also reported on efforts underway in Delaware, and for ...Read More

Department of Environment improves regulatory climate for oyster-growing operations

MEDIA CONTACTS: Jay Apperson (410) 537-3003 jay.apperson@maryland.gov Department of Environment improves regulatory climate for oyster-growing operations Baltimore, MD (September 18, 2015) – The Maryland Department of the Environment is changing water discharge regulations to remove an unnecessary requirement for businesses, including some aquaculture operations. The amendments remove a requirement to obtain a water ...Read More

For the Record – September

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

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 drinking water infrastructure Baltimore, MD (September 16, 2015) –  The Maryland Board of Public Works approved more than $1 million in grants and loans today ...Read More

MDE kicks-off National Drive Electric Week in Frederick County

MEDIA CONTACTS: Jay Apperson (410) 537-3003 jay.apperson@maryland.gov MDE kicks-off National Drive Electric Week in Frederick County Baltimore, MD (September 14, 2015) –  Maryland Department of the Environment Secretary Ben Grumbles kicked off National Drive Electric Week today by speaking at a ceremony celebrating the  installation of two electric vehicle chargers at a ...Read More

National Protect Your Groundwater Day provides reminder for Marylanders on how to safeguard this precious natural resource

Media contacts: Jay Apperson or Adrienne Diaczok 410-537-3003 jay.apperson@maryland.gov adrienne.diaczok@maryland.gov National Protect Your Groundwater Day provides reminder for Marylanders on how to safeguard this precious natural resource BALTIMORE, MD (September 8, 2015) – Every day, Americans use 79.6 billion gallons of fresh groundwater for public and private use, including for drinking water, irrigation, livestock, ...Read More

eMDE – Ben’s Blog: Thoughts from Sec. Ben Grumbles

THE LATEST FROM THE MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT The “O’s Zone” Recent MDE actions will help ensure ozone reduction for all citizens Camden Yards is my favorite place to watch baseball, and way up high is my favorite place to “watch” ozone do its important work in shielding the planet (and ...Read More

WFMD: Md. Making Progress In Meeting EPA Air Quality Standards

If the air in Maryland seems a little easier to breathe, there’s a reason. The Department of the Environment says the state is continuing to meet air quality standards set by the Environmental Protection Agency. “The requirement was to come into compliance in 2014. The data is so close that the EPA ...Read More

Lead poisoning cases drop in Baltimore and in Maryland, Department of the Environment moves to reduce potential exposures in more homes

Media contact: Jay Apperson jay.apperson@maryland.gov 410-537-3003   Lead poisoning cases drop in Baltimore and in Maryland, Department of the Environment moves to reduce potential exposures in more homes Maryland Department of the Environment releases 2014 Childhood Lead Registry report; number of cases decreases to lowest levels recorded, showing continued impact of Maryland’s ...Read More
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