Secretary Grumbles Archive

Baltimore Sun: Air quality study over Chesapeake Bay seeks to understand pollution

The sky above Hart-Miller Island became a busy laboratory for several weeks this summer as researchers launched balloons, drones and planes to better understand the complex swirl of air pollution over the Chesapeake Bay. State and federal agencies initiated a research study aimed at providing more detailed data on ...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

Maryland Green Registry Leadership Awards Winners Honored 

Media Contacts: Jay Apperson jay.apperson@maryland.gov Adrienne Diaczok adrienne.diaczok@maryland.gov Maryland Green Registry Leadership Awards Winners Honored Members report $107.9 million in savings through environmental practices BALTIMORE, MD (June 29, 2018) – Maryland Department of the Environment Secretary Ben Grumbles joined members of the Maryland Green Registry and One Montgomery Green yesterday evening ...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

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
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