Secretary Grumbles Archive

Maryland Agencies Pursue Program to Reduce Lead Poisoning, Asthma Cases

MEDIA CONTACTS: Offices of Communications DHMH, Christopher Garrett (410) 767-6490 Maryland Agencies Pursue Program to Reduce Lead Poisoning, Asthma Cases Health, the Environment, Housing apply to U.S. government for program approval Baltimore, MD (January 23, 2017) – The Department of Health and Mental Hygiene announced today that it – in partnership with the ...Read More

Howard County Times: $2.1 million stream restoration project to begin in Howard

Howard County officials announced plans Thursday to begin the largest stream restoration project in the county’s history on farmland in Woodbine. The $2.13 million project will restore around 6,200 feet of Cattail Creek over the next two years as the county attempts to meet state requirements to tackle stormwater runoff by 2019… ...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, improve wastewater infrastructure Baltimore, MD (Jan. 4, 2017) – The Maryland Board of Public Works approved more than $1.7 million in grants today to  reduce pollution and improve water ...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 wastewater and drinking water infrastructure Baltimore, MD (Dec. 7, 2016) – The Maryland Board of Public Works approved more than $21 million in grants and loans ...Read More

Maryland Commission on Climate Change issues annual report

MEDIA CONTACTS: Jay Apperson (410) 537-3003 jay.apperson@maryland.gov Maryland Commission on Climate Change issues annual report Baltimore, MD (Nov. 21, 2016) –Maryland continues to make progress in meeting goals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and in adapting and responding to climate change, a new report shows. The report – unanimously approved by the ...Read More

Department of the Environment Secretary awards grand prize for bird of prey “Tony Hawk” sculpture at the 15th annual Rethink Recycling contest

MEDIA CONTACTS: Jay Apperson (410) 537-3003 jay.apperson@maryland.gov Adrienne Diaczok (410) 537-3003 adrienne.diaczok@maryland.gov   Department of the Environment Secretary awards grand prize for bird of prey “Tony Hawk” sculpture at the 15th annual Rethink Recycling contest Annual contest promotes recycling and creativity among high school students BALTIMORE, MD (November 18, 2016) – Maryland ...Read More

Baltimore Sun: Maryland asks EPA to crack down on pollution from Midwest coal plants

Maryland environmental regulators are asking their federal counterparts to crack down on 19 coal plants in five other states whose emissions — carried hundreds of miles by the wind — make the air here unhealthy to breathe on hot summer days… Read the entire article. ...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 fund Southern Kent Island sewage project to reduce water pollution, improvements to Baltimore City drinking water system Baltimore, MD (Nov. 2, 2016) – The Maryland Board of Public Works approved ...Read More

Herald-Mail: Officials break ground on upgrades to Washington County sewage plant

The same day as the 44th anniversary of the EPA’s Clean Water Act, Maryland Secretary of the Environment Ben Grumbles said Washington County continues to prove itself as an environmental leader — locally, regionally and beyond… Read the entire article. ...Read More

Maryland counties meet funding requirements to reduce stormwater pollution

MEDIA CONTACTS: Jay Apperson (410) 537-3003 jay.apperson@maryland.gov Maryland counties meet funding requirements to reduce stormwater pollution 9 Counties, Baltimore City Put Forward Plans without State Mandate Baltimore, MD (October 18, 2016) – Maryland’s largest jurisdictions have met their requirements under state law to develop financing plans to reduce polluted stormwater runoff and protect ...Read More
PW-WEB01