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Maryland Environment Secretary Grumbles statement on EPA’s proposed denial of the Maryland Department of the Environment’s Clean Air Act petition

Maryland Environment Secretary Grumbles statement on EPA’s proposed denial of the Maryland Department of the Environment’s Clean Air Act petition BALTIMORE (June 1, 2018) – Maryland Environment Secretary Ben Grumbles issued the following statement in response to the U.S. EPA’s proposed denial of the department’s petition under Section 126 ...Read More

C-SPAN: Climate Change Policy

The World Resources Institute held a discussion on climate change policy with experts including Maryland Environment Secretary Ben Grumbles. Panelists discussed climate policy globally, at the U.S. federal government level, and the state and local levels. Secretary Grumbles appears in excerpts from 35 minutes, 30 seconds to 37 minutes; 40 ...Read More

Maryland Department of the Environment Issues Stringent Permit for Proposed Pipeline with Comprehensive Safeguards

Media Contact: Jay Apperson 410-537-3003 jay.apperson@maryland.gov Maryland Department of the Environment Issues Stringent Permit for Proposed Pipeline with  Comprehensive Safeguards Year-long review results in over 20 environmental conditions including drinking water protection, drilling fluids, monitoring and notification, sinkhole prevention BALTIMORE (March 16, 2018) – The Maryland Department of the ...Read More

Maryland Green Registry Reaches 500th Member

Media Contact: Mark Shaffer 410-537-3056 mark.shaffer1@maryland.gov   Maryland Green Registry Reaches 500th Member Voluntary Program Encourages Businesses to Reduce Environmental Impact BALTIMORE, MD (March 13, 2018) – The Maryland Department of Environment today announced that the Maryland Green Registry program recently passed an important milestone with the addition of ...Read More

Bay Journal: Hogan urges U.S. Senate to reject curb on EPA role in Bay cleanup

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan sent a letter urging Senate leaders to oppose a House-passed measure that would strip the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency of its power to act against any Bay watershed state that fails to meet its Chesapeake pollution reduction goals. Hogan — who chairs the Chesapeake Executive ...Read More

Maryland proposes regulations for faster, better Chesapeake Bay restoration

Media contact: Jay Apperson jay.apperson@maryland.gov 410-537-3003 Maryland proposes regulations for faster, better Chesapeake Bay restoration Proposed rule would establish credit exchange program to provide greater flexibility, cost reductions in Bay cleanup BALTIMORE (Oct. 11, 2017) – The Maryland Department of the Environment has proposed regulations to establish the Maryland ...Read More

Governor Larry Hogan Announces State Lawsuit Against EPA

Governor Larry Hogan Announces State Lawsuit Against EPA Action Follows Decades of Efforts by Maryland Department of Environment to Reduce Pollution Transported into the State BALTIMORE (Sept. 27, 2017) – Governor Larry Hogan today directed Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh to file suit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ...Read More

Maryland, U.S. reach agreement with Baltimore City to curtail sewer overflows, improve water quality

Media contact: Jay Apperson jay.apperson@maryland.gov 410-537-3003   Maryland, U.S. reach agreement with Baltimore City to curtail sewer overflows, improve water quality Agreement sets timelines for completion of estimated $2.5 billion in improvements by 2021, requires improved public notification, sets cleanup reimbursement process for sewage backups BALTIMORE (Sept. 9, 2017) ...Read More

Agreement Requires Baltimore City to Address Sanitary Sewer Overflows

Contact: David Sternberg 215-814-5548 sternberg.david@epa.gov Agreement Requires Baltimore City to Address Sanitary Sewer Overflows PHILADELPHIA (September 6, 2017) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Maryland Department of the Environment announced that a revised amended consent decree to eliminate sanitary sewer overflows (SSOs) in the City of Baltimore was ...Read More

Department of the Environment extends public comment period on Water Quality Certification application for proposed Conowingo Dam relicensing

Media contact: Jay Apperson jay.apperson@maryland.gov 410-537-3003 Department of the Environment extends public comment period on Water Quality Certification application for proposed Conowingo Dam relicensing Applicant Exelon must show project will comply with state water quality standards and requirements; public hearing to follow public comment period BALTIMORE (Aug. 8, 2017) ...Read More
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