EPA Archive

Carroll County Times: Maryland receives $47,000 grant to combat radon; Carroll a ‘hot spot’ for dangerous gas

Radon is an invisible gas that has been linked to lung cancer, but there was nothing invisible about the initiative, announced Friday, to raise awareness of radon. State, federal and local public health officials turned out at the Carroll County Office Building in Westminster to discuss a $46,949 grant from the Environmental ...Read More

EPA announces $47K Indoor Radon Grant to Maryland As part of National Radon Action Month

MEDIA CONTACTS: Terri White (215) 814-5523 white.terri-a@epa.gov EPA announces $47K Indoor Radon Grant to Maryland As part of National Radon Action Month Westminster, MD (Jan. 6, 2017) – The U.S Environmental Protection Agency today announced a $46,949 grant to the Maryland Department of Environment that will be used to support the state’s new ...Read More

EPA Awards $537,000 to Maryland to Protect Wetlands

MEDIA CONTACTS: David Sternberg (215) 814-5548 sternberg.david@epa.gov EPA Awards $537,000 to Maryland to Protect Wetlands Philadelphia, MD (Dec. 8, 2016) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today that it has awarded $537,000 to the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) for a project creating a web-based system for submitting wetland permit applications, ...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

Maryland, U.S. amend agreement with Baltimore City to curtail sewer overflows, improve water quality

MEDIA CONTACTS: Jay Apperson (410) 537-3003 jay.apperson@maryland.gov Maryland, U.S. amend agreement with Baltimore City to curtail sewer overflows, improve water quality Modified consent decree sets timelines for completion of $2 billion in improvements, requires improved public notification of overflows; proposed agreement submitted for court review and public comment, public informational session scheduled ...Read More

EPA, MDE to update public April 21 on Sparrows Point cleanup

MEDIA CONTACTS: EPA: Roy Seneca (410) 537-3003 seneca.roy@epa.gov MDE: Jay Apperson (410) 537-3003 jay.apperson@maryland.gov EPA, MDE to update public April 21 on Sparrows Point cleanup Philadelphia, PA (April 20, 2016) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) will hold a public information meeting on April 21 to ...Read More

Depts of Environment & Transportation, MD Port Administration announce Clean & Green Ports agreement

MEDIA CONTACTS: Jay Apperson (410) 537-3003 jay.apperson@maryland.gov Depts of Environment & Transportation, MD Port Administration announce Clean & Green Ports agreement EPA presents grant funding to assist in lowering emissions from Port operations Baltimore, MD (December 11, 2015) – State officials today announced Maryland’s commitment to cooperative efforts that will protect our environment while ...Read More

WFMD: Md. Making Progress In Meeting EPA Air Quality Standards

If the air in Maryland seems a little easier to breathe, there’s a reason. The Department of the Environment says the state is continuing to meet air quality standards set by the Environmental Protection Agency. “The requirement was to come into compliance in 2014. The data is so close that the EPA ...Read More
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