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Maryland Matters: Meet Gov. Hogan’s Ambassador to the Environmental World

It’s a rare day that Maryland Environment Secretary Ben Grumbles finds himself happy to be around garbage, but this was one of those days. The occasion was an annual recycled-art competition that MDE hosts at its headquarters in the historic and quirky Montgomery Park office building in South Baltimore. ...Read More

Carroll County Times: Student’s Recycled Sculpture Takes State Grand Prize

Putting in hours during art class and more on her own time, Century High School student Katelyn Schildt transformed a mannequin arm, plastic forks and spoons, broken jewelry and paint into a glittering celebration of love. Schildt was chosen as the grand prize winner out of 61 entries from ...Read More

WMDT: One Million Dollars Pegged for Princess Anne Wastewater Project

PRINCESS ANNE, Md. – A project in Princess Anne to help its infrastructure and the environment has been approved for a $1 million grant. The Princess Anne Wastewater Treatment Plant energy project is part of the Department of Environment’s initiative focused on combining clean water and clean energy. The ...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

Baltimore Sun: Hogan VEIP regs: Clean air, less hassle

Every two years the notice comes in the mail — time to get your car’s emissions test. You find time to drive to a Vehicle Emissions Inspection Program station somewhere, sit in line, drive into a test bay and wait while someone hooks some diagnostics up to your car ...Read More

WBAL: Reports: ​Piles of Sediment Trapped Behind Conowingo Dam Reach Capacity

CONOWINGO, Md. — Mounting scientific reports reveal piles of pollution trapped behind the Conowingo Dam have reached capacity. In a few weeks, Gov. Larry Hogan will convene a summit to examine one of the biggest environmental issues facing Maryland… Read the entire article.

WJZ: Maryland Plans Lawsuit Against EPA Under Clean Air Act

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Republican Gov. Larry Hogan’s administration announced plans Thursday to sue the Environmental Protection Agency, if the agency doesn’t respond to Maryland’s request to make sure power plants in neighboring states use pollution controls… Read the entire article.

Baltimore Sun: In Maryland, Rescuing Food That Might Otherwise be Wasted

On one end of this particular food chain are boxes of dinged-up tomatoes, spotty avocados and other perfectly edible yet rejected fruits and vegetables that pile up at the Maryland Wholesale Produce Market in Jessup. On the other end are the estimated one in four residents of Baltimore who ...Read More

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 ...Read More
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