Climate change Archive

C-SPAN: Climate Change Policy

The World Resources Institute held a discussion on climate change policy with experts including Maryland Environment Secretary Ben Grumbles. Panelists discussed climate policy globally, at the U.S. federal government level, and the state and local levels. Secretary Grumbles appears in excerpts from 35 minutes, 30 seconds to 37 minutes; 40 ...Read More

Hogan Administration Urges EPA to Drop Plan to Weaken Vehicle Air Pollution Emissions Standards

MEDIA CONTACTS: Jay Apperson (410) 537-3003 jay.apperson@maryland.gov Hogan Administration Urges EPA to Drop Plan to Weaken Vehicle Air Pollution Emissions Standards Governor Calls on Federal Agency to Leave Current Greenhouse Gas Emissions Standards in Place BALTIMORE, MD (April 4, 2018) – Due to the known effects of increased air pollution ...Read More

Md. Environment Sec. Grumbles to Attend U.N. Climate Change Conference in Germany

MEDIA CONTACTS: Jay Apperson (410) 537-3003 jay.apperson@maryland.gov Md. Environment Sec. Grumbles to Attend U.N. Climate Change Conference in Germany Baltimore, MD (November 9, 2017) – The Maryland Department of Environment today announced that Secretary Ben Grumbles will attend the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Bonn, Germany. Secretary Grumbles will ...Read More

Maryland Commission on Climate Change issues annual report

MEDIA CONTACTS: Jay Apperson (410) 537-3003 jay.apperson@maryland.gov Maryland Commission on Climate Change issues annual report Baltimore, MD (Nov. 21, 2016) –Maryland continues to make progress in meeting goals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and in adapting and responding to climate change, a new report shows. The report – unanimously ...Read More

eMDE – Ben’s Blog: Thoughts from Sec. Ben Grumbles

THE LATEST FROM THE MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT While 2015 is now officially in the rear view mirror, it’s good to keep in mind past accomplishments and experiences as we drive to new destinations and opportunities in 2016. Here are some of 2015’s top environmental accomplishments: 1 Phosphorus ...Read More

MCCC recommends state reduce GHG emissions 40% by 2030 with strengthened links to healthy economy

MEDIA CONTACTS: Mark Shaffer (410) 537-3003 mark.shaffer1@maryland.gov MCCC recommends state reduce GHG emissions 40% by 2030 with strengthened links to healthy economy Baltimore, MD (December 16, 2015) – A new report from the Maryland Commission on Climate Change that was adopted unanimously Wednesday calls on the State to develop and ...Read More

Maryland on track to meet 2020 climate goal

MEDIA CONTACTS: Jay Apperson (410) 537-3003 jay.apperson@maryland.gov Maryland on track to meet 2020 climate goal Department of the Environment reports steady progress, emerging opportunities Baltimore, MD (October 30, 2015) –  Maryland is on pace to meet the greenhouse gas emissions reductions required under State law while benefiting from billions ...Read More

eMDE – The time is now for energy awareness

THE LATEST FROM THE MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT FEATURED ARTICLE Maryland is celebrating National Energy Awareness Month by showing Marylanders how to save energy, protect the environment, reduce the amount of pollutants in the air and keep money in their pockets. Did you know that more than 40 ...Read More

Governor O’Malley Issues Statement on President Obama’s Proposal to Reduce Carbon Dioxide Pollution

MEDIA CONTACTS: Nina Smith, Governor’s Office: 410-533-0363 nina.smith@maryland.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: ANNAPOLIS, MD (June 2, 2014) Governor O’Malley today released the following statement in response to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s announcement of a proposed rule to reduce carbon dioxide pollution from existing power plants: “Climate change is transforming ...Read More

SF Gate: O’Malley urges grads to fight climate change

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Gov. Martin O’Malley urged graduating students from the state’s flagship university Thursday to work against climate change, which he called “the transformation that transforms everything.” O’Malley, a term-limited Democrat who is considering a run for the White House in 2016, said climate change is transforming education, language, ...Read More
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