Secretary Grumbles Archive

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THE LATEST FROM THE MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT Coming Together for Maryland’s Environment For the fourth year in a row, Maryland’s General Assembly delivered some important environmental victories in coordination with the Hogan administration. It was our best year yet for “green funding” to protect and restore the ...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 BALTIMORE, MD (April 4, 2018) – The Maryland Board of Public Works approved more than $2.3 million in grants and ...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

Baltimore Sun – Grumbles: ‘Maryland is an environmental leader’

Under Gov. Larry Hogan’s leadership, Maryland is living up to its strong commitment to environmental protection and climate change progress — and to protecting the health of our citizens. To advance the fight for cleaner air, the Hogan administration adopted regulations to reduce pollution from coal-fired power plants — ...Read More

Department of the Environment Issues Draft Water Quality Report

MEDIA CONTACTS: Jay Apperson (410) 537-3003 jay.apperson@maryland.gov Department of the Environment Issues Draft Water Quality Report Report notes statewide water quality challenges and opportunities, need for action on Conowingo Dam; draft open for comment, public meeting set BALTIMORE, MD (February 26, 2018) – The Maryland Department of the Environment has ...Read More

Bay Journal: Hogan urges U.S. Senate to reject curb on EPA role in Bay cleanup

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan sent a letter urging Senate leaders to oppose a House-passed measure that would strip the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency of its power to act against any Bay watershed state that fails to meet its Chesapeake pollution reduction goals. Hogan — who chairs the Chesapeake Executive ...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, reduce energy consumption BALTIMORE, MD (February 7, 2018) – The Maryland Board of Public Works approved more than $316 million ...Read More

Baltimore Sun: Maryland, Northeast States Accelerate Carbon Pollution Reduction

Maryland and eight other states have finalized an agreement to enact new air pollution limits aimed at reducing global climate change. The states are part of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, an effort to cap carbon dioxide pollution in the Northeast. The states had announced their intention to reduce ...Read More

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
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