Press releases 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

Waterways in St. Mary’s, Calvert Counties Reclassified for Shellfish Harvesting

MEDIA CONTACTS: Jay Apperson (410) 537-3003 jay.apperson@maryland.gov   Waterways in St. Mary’s, Calvert Counties Reclassified for Shellfish Harvesting Battle and Sotterly creeks closed to harvesting, portions of St. Jerome Creek opened   BALTIMORE, MD (September 10, 2018) – The Maryland Department of the Environment has reclassified waterways in St. Mary’s ...Read More

Board of Public Works Approves Funding for Clean Water and the Chesapeake Bay

MEDIA CONTACTS: Jay Apperson (410) 537-3003 jay.apperson@maryland.gov   Board of Public Works Approves Funding for Clean Water and the Chesapeake Bay Grants and loans will reduce pollution, improve drinking water infrastructure   BALTIMORE, MD (September 5, 2018) – The Maryland Board of Public Works approved more than $6.8 million in ...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

Board of Public Works approves funding for clean water and the Chesapeake Bay

MEDIA CONTACTS: Jay Apperson (410) 537-3003 jay.apperson@maryland.gov Board of Public Works approves funding for clean water and the Chesapeake Bay Grants and loans will reduce pollution, improve drinking water infrastructure, reduce energy consumption BALTIMORE, MD (August 1, 2018) – The Maryland Board of Public Works approved more than $5 million ...Read More

Board of Public Works Approves Funding for Clean Water and the Chesapeake Bay

MEDIA CONTACTS: Jay Apperson (410) 537-3003 jay.apperson@maryland.gov Board of Public Works Approves Funding for Clean Water and the Chesapeake Bay Grants will reduce pollution, reduce energy consumption BALTIMORE, MD (July 19, 2018) – The Maryland Board of Public Works approved more than $1.4 million in grants today to reduce pollution ...Read More

Queen Anne’s County Waterway Reclassified for Shellfish Harvesting

MEDIA CONTACTS: Jay Apperson (410) 537-3003 jay.apperson@maryland.gov Queen Anne’s County Waterway Reclassified for Shellfish Harvesting Portion of Greenwood Creek now “conditionally approved” for harvesting of oysters and clams BALTIMORE, MD (July 16, 2018) – The Maryland Department of the Environment has reclassified a portion of Greenwood Creek in Queen Anne’s ...Read More

Board of Public Works Approves Funding for Clean Water and the Chesapeake Bay

MEDIA CONTACTS: Jay Apperson (410) 537-3003 jay.apperson@maryland.gov Board of Public Works Approves Funding for Clean Water and the Chesapeake Bay Funding will improve wastewater infrastructure, reduce pollution BALTIMORE, MD (June 20, 2018) – The Maryland Board of Public Works approved more than $32 million in funding today to reduce pollution ...Read More

Conditions at Maryland Beaches Available on Mobile Devices

MEDIA CONTACTS: Jay Apperson (410) 537-3003 jay.apperson@maryland.gov Conditions at Maryland Beaches Available on Mobile Devices Department of the Environment urges beachgoers to use app to stay informed; annual report shows Maryland beaches are healthy BALTIMORE, MD (May 24, 2018) – The Maryland Department of the Environment is reminding swimmers that ...Read More
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