Clean Air Archive

Maryland Dept. of the Environment announces draft spending plan for Volkswagen settlement funds

MEDIA CONTACTS: Jay Apperson (410) 537-3003 jay.apperson@maryland.gov Maryland Dept. of the Environment announces draft spending plan for Volkswagen settlement funds Maryland proposes to invest $75.7 million share of federal court settlement in Volkswagen “defeat devices” case in clean car technology; public comment period open, listening sessions to be announced ...Read More

Baltimore Sun: Air quality study over Chesapeake Bay seeks to understand pollution

The sky above Hart-Miller Island became a busy laboratory for several weeks this summer as researchers launched balloons, drones and planes to better understand the complex swirl of air pollution over the Chesapeake Bay. State and federal agencies initiated a research study aimed at providing more detailed data on ...Read More

WBFF: “Breathe Easy” Campaign – What you can do to help Baltimore’s air quality

A group that educates the public about the risks of poor air quality, wants you to do some simple things to help keep Baltimore’s air clean. The effort is called the “Breathe Easy Campaign,” and it was launched by Clean Air Partners. Randy Mosier from the Maryland Department of ...Read More

Maryland Environment Secretary Grumbles statement on EPA’s proposed denial of the Maryland Department of the Environment’s Clean Air Act petition

Maryland Environment Secretary Grumbles statement on EPA’s proposed denial of the Maryland Department of the Environment’s Clean Air Act petition BALTIMORE (June 1, 2018) – Maryland Environment Secretary Ben Grumbles issued the following statement in response to the U.S. EPA’s proposed denial of the department’s petition under Section 126 ...Read More

Associated Press: Maryland reaches $33.5 million settlement with Volkswagen

Maryland officials announced Wednesday that they had reached a multimillion-dollar settlement with Volkswagen AG and two of its affiliates for using devices in cars that violated the state’s environmental laws. The “defeat devices” installed in vehicles enabled them to pass emissions tests. But under actual driving conditions, vehicles with ...Read More

MDE Secretary Grumbles, Attorney General Frosh Announce $33.5 Million Settlement with Volkswagen

MEDIA CONTACTS: Jay Apperson (410) 537-3003 jay.apperson@maryland.gov MDE Secretary Grumbles, Attorney General Frosh Announce $33.5 Million Settlement with Volkswagen Resolves Litigation Stemming from the Auto Manufacturers’ Use of “Defeat Devices” that Concealed Illegal Amounts of Harmful Emissions BALTIMORE, MD (April 925, 2018) – Maryland Secretary of the Environment Ben Grumbles ...Read More

MEDIA ADVISORY: Maryland Department of the Environment and partners to announce new Maryland idle-reduction program

Media contact: Adrienne Diaczok adrienne.diaczok@maryland.gov 410-537-3003 MEDIA ADVISORY: Maryland Department of the Environment and partners to announce new Maryland idle-reduction program Baltimore, MD (November 16, 2017) – Maryland Department of the Environment Secretary Ben Grumbles will join together with representatives from Maryland Motor Truck Association and Cowan Systems, LLC ...Read More

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
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