Climate change Archive

Maryland to Phase Out Hydrofluorocarbons

Maryland to Phase Out Hydrofluorocarbons Maryland joins U.S. Climate Alliance states in reducing potent greenhouse gases BALTIMORE (Sept. 11, 2018) – Demonstrating the state’s commitment to meeting greenhouse gas reduction goals, Maryland will be pursuing measures to phase out the use of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), greenhouse gases that are significantly ...Read More

Maryland Environment Secretary Grumbles to Attend Global and National Summits on Climate and Water

MEDIA CONTACTS: Jay Apperson (410) 537-3003 jay.apperson@maryland.gov   Maryland Environment Secretary Grumbles to Attend Global and National Summits on Climate and Water   BALTIMORE, MD (September 11, 2018) – On behalf of the Hogan administration, Maryland Environment Secretary Ben Grumbles will be attending, speaking at, and/or moderating more than a ...Read More

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

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
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