**MEDIA ADVISORY** Prettyboy Elementary School Hosts Maryland Department of the Environment for Air Quality Awareness Week Presentation

MEDIA CONTACTS:

Jay Apperson

(410) 537-3003
jay.apperson@maryland.gov

Adrienne Diaczok

(410) 537-3003
adrienne.diaczok@maryland.gov

Prettyboy Elementary School Hosts Maryland Department of the Environment for Air Quality Awareness Week Presentation

Baltimore, MD (May 1, 2017) – In celebration of Air Quality Awareness Week, Maryland Department of the Environment Secretary Ben Grumbles will meet with fifth-graders from Prettyboy Elementary School in northern Baltimore County, tomorrow, Tuesday, May 2 to discuss air pollution and the effects of breathing polluted air.

Last month the department released its Maryland Clean Air 2017 Progress Report. The report describes the strong evidence that Maryland’s pollution control programs, including Governor Larry Hogan’s more stringent requirements for coal-fired power plants, are working to clean the air. It also points to steps being taken to further improve air quality, including passage of legislation introduced by the Hogan administration to encourage the purchase of electric vehicles and efforts to reduce out-of-state pollution that negatively impacts Maryland’s air quality.

When

 Tuesday, May 2, 2017, 10 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Where

Prettyboy Elementary School – 19810 Middletown Rd, Freeland, MD 21053

Why

MDE’s mission is to protect and restore the environment for the health and well-being of all Marylanders.

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