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Maryland proposes regulations for faster, better Chesapeake Bay restoration

Media contact: Jay Apperson jay.apperson@maryland.gov 410-537-3003 Maryland proposes regulations for faster, better Chesapeake Bay restoration Proposed rule would establish credit exchange program to provide greater flexibility, cost reductions in Bay cleanup BALTIMORE (Oct. 11, 2017) – The Maryland Department of the Environment has proposed regulations to establish the Maryland ...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 reliability, save energy Baltimore, MD (October 4, 2017) – The Maryland Board of Public Works approved more than $54 million in ...Read More

Governor Larry Hogan Announces State Lawsuit Against EPA

Governor Larry Hogan Announces State Lawsuit Against EPA Action Follows Decades of Efforts by Maryland Department of Environment to Reduce Pollution Transported into the State BALTIMORE (Sept. 27, 2017) – Governor Larry Hogan today directed Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh to file suit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ...Read More

Portion of Wye River Approved for Shellfish Harvesting

MEDIA CONTACTS: Jay Apperson (410) 537-3003 jay.apperson@maryland.gov Portion of Wye River Approved for Shellfish Harvesting Area reclassified due to decreased bacteria levels Baltimore, MD (September 25, 2017) – The Maryland Department of the Environment has reclassified a portion of the Wye River in Queen Anne’s and Talbot counties as approved ...Read More

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

Media contact: Jay Apperson jay.apperson@maryland.gov 410-537-3003   Maryland, U.S. reach agreement with Baltimore City to curtail sewer overflows, improve water quality Agreement sets timelines for completion of estimated $2.5 billion in improvements by 2021, requires improved public notification, sets cleanup reimbursement process for sewage backups BALTIMORE (Sept. 9, 2017) ...Read More

Agreement Requires Baltimore City to Address Sanitary Sewer Overflows

Contact: David Sternberg 215-814-5548 sternberg.david@epa.gov Agreement Requires Baltimore City to Address Sanitary Sewer Overflows PHILADELPHIA (September 6, 2017) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Maryland Department of the Environment announced that a revised amended consent decree to eliminate sanitary sewer overflows (SSOs) in the City of Baltimore was ...Read More

Maryland, RGGI States to Strengthen Emissions Cap

Maryland Governor’s Office Contacts: Hannah Marr hannah.marr@maryland.gov Shareese Churchill shareese.churchill@maryland.gov 410-974-2316 Maryland, RGGI States to Strengthen Emissions Cap Governor Larry Hogan Praises Bipartisan Nine-State Agreement to Reduce Carbon Pollution Cap by 30% from 2020 to 2030 Annapolis, MD (August 23, 2017) – Governor Larry Hogan announced today that Maryland and ...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, save energy Baltimore, MD (August 16, 2017) – The Maryland Board of Public Works approved more than $6.9 million in ...Read More

Department of the Environment extends public comment period on Water Quality Certification application for proposed Conowingo Dam relicensing

Media contact: Jay Apperson jay.apperson@maryland.gov 410-537-3003 Department of the Environment extends public comment period on Water Quality Certification application for proposed Conowingo Dam relicensing Applicant Exelon must show project will comply with state water quality standards and requirements; public hearing to follow public comment period BALTIMORE (Aug. 8, 2017) ...Read More

EPA Backs Maryland Plan to Improve Water Quality

MEDIA CONTACTS: David Sternberg (215) 814-5548 sternberg.david@epa.gov EPA Backs Maryland Plan to Improve Water Quality Philadelphia, PA (Aug. 1, 2017) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced it has approved and helped fund a $303 million plan by Maryland to implement 36 clean water projects, including a series of ...Read More
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