Secretary Grumbles Archive

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

Bay Journal: Maryland orders Exelon to shoulder Conowingo pollution reductions

After years of study and haggling over how to deal with the impact of Conowingo Dam on the Chesapeake Bay, the Hogan administration has ordered the hydropower facility’s operator to reduce nutrient pollution passing through the dam on its way down the Susquehanna River — or pay up to ...Read More

Hogan administration issues comprehensive environmental plan for Conowingo Dam, Susquehanna River, Chesapeake Bay

MEDIA CONTACTS: Jay Apperson (410) 537-3003 jay.apperson@maryland.gov Hogan administration issues comprehensive environmental plan for Conowingo Dam, Susquehanna River, Chesapeake Bay Newly issued Water Quality Certification for dam will drive major restoration and pollution prevention efforts upstream and downstream to benefit the river and Bay BALTIMORE, MD (April 27, 2018) ...Read More

Associated Press: Maryland reaches $33.5 million settlement with Volkswagen

Maryland officials announced Wednesday that they had reached a multimillion-dollar settlement with Volkswagen AG and two of its affiliates for using devices in cars that violated the state’s environmental laws. The “defeat devices” installed in vehicles enabled them to pass emissions tests. But under actual driving conditions, vehicles with ...Read More

MDE Secretary Grumbles, Attorney General Frosh Announce $33.5 Million Settlement with Volkswagen

MEDIA CONTACTS: Jay Apperson (410) 537-3003 jay.apperson@maryland.gov MDE Secretary Grumbles, Attorney General Frosh Announce $33.5 Million Settlement with Volkswagen Resolves Litigation Stemming from the Auto Manufacturers’ Use of “Defeat Devices” that Concealed Illegal Amounts of Harmful Emissions BALTIMORE, MD (April 925, 2018) – Maryland Secretary of the Environment Ben Grumbles ...Read More

eMDE – Ben’s Blog, vehicle emissions standards, new fish map & more

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
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