2017 September

Monthly Archive:: September 2017

Capital Gazette: Our say – Gov. Larry Hogan, Attorney General Brian Frosh know where wind is blowing

In a perfect world, state officials wouldn’t have to go to court to make the federal government — specifically, the Environmental Protection Agency — enforce the law and get power plants in upwind states to control emissions. The EPA shouldn’t need such prompting. But this is a less-than-perfect world and Marylanders ...Read More

Baltimore Sun: Maryland sues EPA over interstate air pollution

Maryland is suing the Environmental Protection Agency, demanding it address air pollution that blows in from upwind states. The action against President Donald Trump’s administration would press the EPA to apply stricter pollution controls to dozens of power plants in Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia, something state ...Read More

Governor Larry Hogan Announces State Lawsuit Against EPA

Governor Larry Hogan Announces State Lawsuit Against EPA Action Follows Decades of Efforts by Maryland Department of Environment to Reduce Pollution Transported into the State BALTIMORE (Sept. 27, 2017) – Governor Larry Hogan today directed Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh to file suit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ...Read More

Portion of Wye River Approved for Shellfish Harvesting

MEDIA CONTACTS: Jay Apperson (410) 537-3003 jay.apperson@maryland.gov Portion of Wye River Approved for Shellfish Harvesting Area reclassified due to decreased bacteria levels Baltimore, MD (September 25, 2017) – The Maryland Department of the Environment has reclassified a portion of the Wye River in Queen Anne’s and Talbot counties as approved ...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 ...Read More

MEDIA ADVISORY: Maryland State Agencies to host “Maryland Gives Back Donation Day” in Glen Burnie

Media contact: Adrienne Diaczok adrienne.diaczok@maryland.gov 410-537-3003 MEDIA ADVISORY: Maryland State Agencies to host “Maryland Gives Back Donation Day” in Glen Burnie Baltimore, MD (September 19, 2017) – Marylanders looking to clean out their closets, basements and garages are in luck as several Maryland State Agencies and partners will host Maryland ...Read More

Maryland, U.S. reach agreement with Baltimore City to curtail sewer overflows, improve water quality

Media contact: Jay Apperson jay.apperson@maryland.gov 410-537-3003   Maryland, U.S. reach agreement with Baltimore City to curtail sewer overflows, improve water quality Agreement sets timelines for completion of estimated $2.5 billion in improvements by 2021, requires improved public notification, sets cleanup reimbursement process for sewage backups BALTIMORE (Sept. 9, 2017) ...Read More

Agreement Requires Baltimore City to Address Sanitary Sewer Overflows

Contact: David Sternberg 215-814-5548 sternberg.david@epa.gov Agreement Requires Baltimore City to Address Sanitary Sewer Overflows PHILADELPHIA (September 6, 2017) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Maryland Department of the Environment announced that a revised amended consent decree to eliminate sanitary sewer overflows (SSOs) in the City of Baltimore was ...Read More
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