Secretary Summers Archive

State Files Appeal Documents in Richmond

MEDIA CONTACTS: Environment: Mark Shaffer, (410)537-3056, Mark.Shaffer1@maryland.gov Natural Resources: Stephen Schatz, (410) 260-8004, Stephen.Schatz@maryland.gov Attorney General: David Nitkin, (410) 576-6357, DNitkin@oag.state.md.us   State Files Appeal Documents in Richmond Baltimore, MD (February 12, 2016) – The state of Maryland has filed an appeal with the Commonwealth of Virginia calling for an official review of ...Read More

Algae-produced toxin found to be cause of Middle River fish kill

MEDIA CONTACTS: Jay Apperson (410) 537-3003 jay.apperson@maryland.gov Algae-produced toxin found to be cause of Middle River fish kill Baltimore, MD (December 7, 2015) – A fish kill last month in the Middle River area of Baltimore County was caused by toxins produced by algae, a Maryland Department of the Environment investigation has found. ...Read More

EPA Approves Maryland’s New Limits on Trash in Lower Patapsco Waterways, Including Baltimore Harbor

MEDIA CONTACT: Terri White (215) 814-5523 white.terri-a@epa.gov EPA Approves Maryland’s New Limits on Trash in Lower Patapsco Waterways, Including Baltimore Harbor Philadelphia, PA (January 6, 2015) –The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the state of Maryland today announced a new set of pollution limits for trash for portions of the Patapsco River. ...Read More

Secretary of the Environment Summers Stepping Down

MEDIA CONTACTS: Jay Apperson (410) 537-3003 jay.apperson@maryland.gov Secretary of the Environment Summers Stepping Down Secretary Summers to retire from State service after more than three decades; Deputy Secretary Costello to serve as Interim Secretary Baltimore, MD (December 23, 2014) – Robert M. Summers, Ph.D., Secretary of the Environment for the State of Maryland, ...Read More

New report released for public comment analyzes sediment and pollution flow impacts to Chesapeake Bay from watershed, Conowingo Dam – names watershed-wide reduction strategies as key

Posted 11/13/2014 Release no. 111314-001 Contact Sarah Gross410-962-9015sarah.d.gross@usace.army.mil     The Lower Susquehanna River Watershed Assessment (LSRWA) report released for public comment, Nov. 13, 2014, indicates that the reservoir behind the Conowingo Dam is trapping smaller amounts of sediment and has essentially reached its limit to trap in the long term. However, a large majority of the ...Read More

**SOCIAL MEDIA RELEASE** Maryland Department of the Environment highlights best practices in stormwater management at Baltimore Community ToolBank

MEDIA CONTACTS: Jay AppersonAdrienne Diaczok (410) 537-3003jay.apperson@maryland.govadrienne.diaczok@maryland.gov   **SOCIAL MEDIA RELEASE** Maryland Department of the Environment highlights best practices in stormwater management at Baltimore Community ToolBank  BALTIMORE, MD (October 29, 2014) – Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) Secretary Robert M. Summers kicked off the first stop of the Stormwater Innovations Roadshow at Baltimore Community ToolBank today in ...Read More

Actions Clear the Way for Job-Creating Redevelopment at Former Sparrows Point Steelmaking Facility

MEDIA CONTACTS: Jay Apperson(410) 537-3003jay.apperson@maryland.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Actions Clear the Way for Job-Creating Redevelopment at Former Sparrows Point Steelmaking Facility Maryland Department of the Environment and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announce settlements for historic cleanup of Sparrows Point; set the stage for redevelopment and economic revitalization efforts BALTIMORE, MD (September 18, ...Read More

Maryland Achieved 2012-2013 Pollution Reduction Targets for Bay Restoration

Media Contacts: MDE: Jay Apperson 410-537-3172/ jay.apperson@maryland.govDNR: Karis King 410-260-8001 / karis.king@maryland.govMDA: Julie Oberg 410-841-5889 / julie.oberg@maryland.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Maryland Achieved 2012-2013 Pollution Reduction Targets for Bay RestorationSets 2014 –2015 targets; on target to reach 2017 goals BALTIMORE, MD (June 26, 2014) – The Chesapeake Bay Program announced today that Maryland achieved ...Read More

Maryland Green Registry Leadership Awards announced

Media Contacts:  Samantha Kappalman, samantha.kappalman@maryland.gov or Adrienne Diaczok, adrienne.diaczok@maryland.gov410-545-3003 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Maryland Green Registry Leadership Awards announcedMembers report $79 million in savings through environmental practices  BALTIMORE, MD (June 12, 2014) – Maryland Department of the Environment Secretary Robert M. Summers joined members of the Maryland Green Registry and Bethesda Green last evening to present the fifth ...Read More

MDE, DNR and Maryland Petroleum Council Present 37th Annual Tawes Awards for a Clean Environment

MDE, DNR and Maryland Petroleum Council Present 37th Annual Tawes Awards for a Clean Environment Tawes and Coulter Awards recognize outstanding environmental achievements of individuals, groups and government employees   Contacts:  Samantha Kappalmansamantha.kappalman@maryland.govAdrienne Diaczokadrienne.diaczok@maryland.gov410-537-3003 ANNAPOLIS, MD (May 21, 2014) – The Maryland Department of the Environment, Department of Natural Resources and Maryland Petroleum Council today presented the ...Read More
PW-WEB01