Clean Air Archive

Frederick News-Post: Grumbles elected chair of interstate air pollution board

Amid a petition to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for better air pollution control in five states, Maryland was selected to lead a regional air quality board. Maryland Secretary of the Environment Ben Grumbles was unanimously elected chairman of the Ozone Transport Commission on June 6… Read the entire article. ...Read More

Maryland Environment Secretary to lead regional air pollution commission

Media contact: Jay Apperson jay.apperson@maryland.gov 410-537-3003 MARYLAND ENVIRONMENT SECRETARY TO LEAD REGIONAL AIR POLLUTION COMMISSION Grumbles unanimously voted to chair Ozone Transport Commission; pollution from upwind states continues to significantly affect the quality of air that Marylanders breathe BALTIMORE (June 13, 2017) – Maryland Environment Secretary Ben Grumbles has been selected to chair ...Read More

**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 ...Read More

Maryland Department of the Environment releases annual clean air progress report

MEDIA CONTACTS: Jay Apperson (410) 537-3003 jay.apperson@maryland.gov Maryland Department of the Environment releases annual clean air progress report Report describes progress, further action to reduce air pollution in Maryland Baltimore, MD (April 18, 2017) – Despite one the hottest summers ever recorded locally, Maryland continued to make dramatic progress on reducing air pollution ...Read More

Frederick News-Post: Maryland seeks EPA’s help to clear the air with other states

Maryland utilities have invested billions of dollars to improve air quality in the state, but those efforts won’t mean as much if other states don’t do their part to reduce their own power-plant emissions. That’s why the Maryland Department of the Environment filed a petition with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency last ...Read More

Baltimore Sun: Maryland asks EPA to crack down on pollution from Midwest coal plants

Maryland environmental regulators are asking their federal counterparts to crack down on 19 coal plants in five other states whose emissions — carried hundreds of miles by the wind — make the air here unhealthy to breathe on hot summer days… Read the entire article. ...Read More

Maryland Petitions EPA to Reduce Air Pollution From Upwind States

MEDIA CONTACTS: Jay Apperson (410) 537-3003 jay.apperson@maryland.gov Maryland Petitions EPA to Reduce Air Pollution From Upwind States Most of Maryland’s air pollution comes from other states; Maryland acts to protect public health, level regulatory playing field to benefit the state’s businesses Baltimore, MD (Nov. 16, 2016) – Maryland today filed a petition with ...Read More

WJZ: Clearing the Air at the Port

BALTIMORE, Md. (WJZ)– Clearing the air, literally. More changes are coming to the Port of Baltimore in an effort to keep it environmentally friendly for the future… Read the entire article. ...Read More

Hogan Administration sues Volkswagen, seeks penalties for violations of environmental laws

MEDIA CONTACTS: Jay Apperson (410) 537-3003 jay.apperson@maryland.gov Hogan Administration sues Volkswagen, seeks penalties for violations of environmental laws Baltimore, MD (July 19, 2016) – The Hogan Administration announced today the filing of a lawsuit against automaker Volkswagen for installing devices that allowed thousands of vehicles to exceed emissions standards and pollute Maryland’s air. ...Read More

Capital Gazette: Our say: There’s some good news for state in the air

Not everything in the past evokes nostalgia. Remember all those Code Red summer days, when warnings went out that it was a good idea for those vulnerable to air pollution — including children, older individuals and people with lung conditions such as asthma and chronic bronchitis — to limit outdoor activity? . ...Read More
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