Secretary Grumbles

Secretary Grumbles Archive

eMDE – Summer Success

THE LATEST FROM THE MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT Summer Success As we approach Labor Day, the time is right to share some news and views about a very productive summer for us at the Maryland Department of the Environment and around the state. This includes environmental progress on ...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

Hogan Administration Announces New Reforms to Vehicle Emissions Inspection Program

MEDIA CONTACTS: Hannah Marr hannah.marr@maryland.gov Shareese Churchill (410) 974-2316 shareese.churchill@maryland.gov Hogan Administration Announces New Reforms to Vehicle Emissions Inspection Program Implements Recommendation from Governor’s Regulatory Reform Commission, Plan to Save Customers $2.25 Million Per Year   ANNAPOLIS, MD – Governor Larry Hogan today announced regulatory reforms that will save Maryland ...Read More

WBAL: Reports: ​Piles of Sediment Trapped Behind Conowingo Dam Reach Capacity

CONOWINGO, Md. — Mounting scientific reports reveal piles of pollution trapped behind the Conowingo Dam have reached capacity. In a few weeks, Gov. Larry Hogan will convene a summit to examine one of the biggest environmental issues facing Maryland… Read the entire article.

WJZ: Maryland Plans Lawsuit Against EPA Under Clean Air Act

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Republican Gov. Larry Hogan’s administration announced plans Thursday to sue the Environmental Protection Agency, if the agency doesn’t respond to Maryland’s request to make sure power plants in neighboring states use pollution controls… Read the entire article.

Frederick News-Post: Grumbles elected chair of interstate air pollution board

Amid a petition to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for better air pollution control in five states, Maryland was selected to lead a regional air quality board. Maryland Secretary of the Environment Ben Grumbles was unanimously elected chairman of the Ozone Transport Commission on June 6… Read the entire ...Read More

Maryland Green Registry Leadership Winners Honored 

MEDIA CONTACTS: Jay Apperson (410) 537-3003 jay.apperson@maryland.gov Adrienne Diaczok (410) 537-3003 adrienne.diaczok@maryland.gov Maryland Green Registry Leadership Winners Honored Members report $104 million in savings through environmental practices BALTIMORE, MD (June 15, 2017) – The Maryland Department of the Environment today announced that five Maryland organizations received leadership awards Wednesday night at ...Read More

Board of Public Works Approves Funding for Clean Water, Energy and Chesapeake Bay Progress

MEDIA CONTACTS: Jay Apperson (410) 537-3003 jay.apperson@maryland.gov Board of Public Works Approves Funding for Clean Water, Energy and Chesapeake Bay Progress Grants and loans will reduce pollution, improve infrastructure, save energy Baltimore, MD (May 10, 2017) – The Maryland Board of Public Works approved more than $148 million in grants ...Read More

**MEDIA ADVISORY** Prettyboy Elementary School Hosts Maryland Department of the Environment for Air Quality Awareness Week Presentation

MEDIA CONTACTS: Jay Apperson (410) 537-3003 jay.apperson@maryland.gov Adrienne Diaczok (410) 537-3003 adrienne.diaczok@maryland.gov Prettyboy Elementary School Hosts Maryland Department of the Environment for Air Quality Awareness Week Presentation Baltimore, MD (May 1, 2017) – In celebration of Air Quality Awareness Week, Maryland Department of the Environment Secretary Ben Grumbles will ...Read More

eMDE – Ben’s Blog: Green & Purple Shine in 2017 Laws

THE LATEST FROM THE MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT Green and Purple Shine in 2017 Laws Here’s some good news from Annapolis, where the General Assembly concluded its annual 90 day session on April 10: lots of environmental “green” wins and bipartisan “purple” collaborations between legislators and Governor Larry ...Read More
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