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Department of the Environment Develops Guidelines for Reuse of Dredged Material

MEDIA CONTACTS: MDE: Jay Apperson (410) 537-3003 jay.apperson@maryland.gov MPA: Richard Scher (410) 385-4480 rscher@marylandports.com Department of the Environment Develops Guidelines for Reuse of Dredged Material Draft guidance developed in collaboration with Md. Dept.of Transportation’s Port Administration, designed to encourage private sector innovation; public meeting set Baltimore, MD (March 30, 2017) – Newly developed ...Read More

Board of Public Works approves funding for clean water and the Chesapeake Bay

Media contact: Jay Apperson jay.apperson@maryland.gov 410-537-3003 BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS APPROVES FUNDING FOR CLEAN WATER AND THE CHESAPEAKE BAY Grants will reduce pollution, improve wastewater and drinking water infrastructure BALTIMORE (Feb. 8, 2017) – The Maryland Board of Public Works approved more than $540,000 in grants today to reduce pollution, improve water ...Read More

Baltimore Sun Op-Ed: Md. takes a smart approach on septics

Environmental economics research professor writes: Even though advanced septic pollution controls are highly effective at removing nitrogen, for many locations, the nitrogen removed would never have reached a place where it could do harm. With flexibility, local governments will have the option to spend money in ways that will most meaningfully improve water ...Read More

Power company to pay $1 million penalty, perform $1 million in environmental projects, upgrade water pollution-prevention technology

Media contact: Jay Apperson jay.apperson@maryland.gov 410-537-3003 POWER COMPANY TO PAY $1 MILLION PENALTY, PERFORM $1 MILLION IN ENVIRONMENTAL PROJECTS, UPGRADE WATER POLLUTION-PREVENTION TECHNOLOGY Settlement with owners of Chalk Point and Dickerson power plants resolves alleged water pollution violations BALTIMORE, MD (August 29, 2016) – A company that operates power plants accused of ...Read More

Secretary Grumbles statement on Queen Anne’s Co. vote on Southern Kent Island Sewer Project

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media contact: Jay Apperson jay.appersonn@maryland.gov 410-537-3003 SECRETARY GRUMBLES STATEMENT ON QUEEN ANNE’S CO. VOTE ON SOUTHERN KENT ISLAND SEWER PROJECT Baltimore (August 24, 2016) – Maryland Secretary of the Environment Ben Grumbles today issued the following statement on the Queen Anne’s County Commissioners vote last night in favor of ...Read More

Board of Public Works approves funding for clean water, Chesapeake Bay

Media contact: Jay Apperson jay.apperson@maryland.gov 410-537-3003   Board of Public Works approves funding for clean water and the Chesapeake Bay Grants and loans will reduce pollution, improve wastewater and drinking water infrastructure; Bay Restoration Funding to help pay for Baltimore City sewage repairs required by consent decree BALTIMORE (August 17, 2016) – ...Read More

Board of Public Works approves funding for clean water and the Chesapeake Bay

Media contact: Jay Apperson 410-537-3003 jay.apperson@maryland.gov Board of Public Works approves funding for clean water and the Chesapeake Bay Grants for Back River plant upgrade will reduce pollution, improve water quality BALTIMORE, MD (April 6, 2016) – The Maryland Board of Public Works approved more than $100 million in grants today to ...Read More

eMDE- Going green at the ballpark

THE LATEST FROM THE MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT Going Green at the Ballpark Opening Day for baseball is just around the corner, and the lush infield turf isn’t all that’s greening at the stadiums that are home to two of Maryland’s pro teams. Recognizing the environmental initiatives that have been put ...Read More

Maryland High Court upholds permits to reduce stormwater runoff, protect and restore Chesapeake Bay

MEDIA CONTACT: Jay Apperson jay.apperson@maryland.gov 410-537-3003 Maryland High Court upholds permits to reduce stormwater runoff, protect and restore Chesapeake Bay BALTIMORE, MD (March 11, 2016) – Maryland’s highest court today issued a ruling upholding Department of the Environment permits that regulate and reduce polluted stormwater runoff in the state’s largest jurisdictions. The ...Read More

Conowingo Dam Report Shows Time is Now for Collaboration, Innovation on Chesapeake Bay Cleanup

Conowingo Dam Report Shows Time is Now for Collaboration, Innovation on Chesapeake Bay Cleanup Scouring Nutrients and Sediment May Affect Implementation of Bay Goals March 10, 2016 — A newly finalized report on the Conowingo Dam underscores the urgency of finding innovative multi-state solutions to reduce the water pollution that threatens the ...Read More
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