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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) – The Maryland ...Read More

Stolen construction tool containing small amounts of radioactive material recovered with no signs of damage or tampering

Media contact: Jay Apperson jay.apperson@maryland.gov 410-537-3003 Stolen construction tool containing small amounts of radioactive material recovered with no signs of damage or tampering BALTIMORE (July 7, 2017) – A construction tool containing small amounts of radioactive material that was reported stolen last week from a highway project site in Prince George’s County ...Read More

Board of Public Works approves funding for clean water and the Chesapeake Bay

MEDIA CONTACT: 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 drinking water and wastewater infrastructure, save energy BALTIMORE (July 5, 2017) – The Maryland Board of Public Works approved more than $92 million in grants today ...Read More

Maryland Department of Environment Prepares to Implement Governor Larry Hogan’s Waste Reduction and Resource Recovery Plan

Media contact: Jay Apperson jay.apperson@maryland.gov 410-537-3003 Maryland Department of Environment Prepares to Implement Governor Larry Hogan’s Waste Reduction and Resource Recovery Plan New Policy Provides Shot in Arm to Private Sector, Will Boost Recycling Rate in Maryland BALTIMORE (June 30, 2017) — In signing the Waste Reduction and Resource Recovery Plan Executive ...Read More

Maryland Environment Secretary to lead regional air pollution commission

Media contact: Jay Apperson jay.apperson@maryland.gov 410-537-3003 MARYLAND ENVIRONMENT SECRETARY TO LEAD REGIONAL AIR POLLUTION COMMISSION Grumbles unanimously voted to chair Ozone Transport Commission; pollution from upwind states continues to significantly affect the quality of air that Marylanders breathe BALTIMORE (June 13, 2017) – Maryland Environment Secretary Ben Grumbles has been selected to chair ...Read More

Department of the Environment Develops Guidelines for Reuse of Dredged Material

MEDIA CONTACTS: MDE: Jay Apperson (410) 537-3003 jay.apperson@maryland.gov MPA: Richard Scher (410) 385-4480 rscher@marylandports.com Department of the Environment Develops Guidelines for Reuse of Dredged Material Draft guidance developed in collaboration with Md. Dept.of Transportation’s Port Administration, designed to encourage private sector innovation; public meeting set Baltimore, MD (March 30, 2017) – Newly developed ...Read More

Board of Public Works approves funding for clean water and the Chesapeake Bay

Media contact: Jay Apperson jay.apperson@maryland.gov 410-537-3003 BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS APPROVES FUNDING FOR CLEAN WATER AND THE CHESAPEAKE BAY Grants will reduce pollution, improve wastewater and drinking water infrastructure BALTIMORE (Feb. 8, 2017) – The Maryland Board of Public Works approved more than $540,000 in grants today to reduce pollution, improve water ...Read More

Baltimore Sun Op-Ed: Md. takes a smart approach on septics

Environmental economics research professor writes: Even though advanced septic pollution controls are highly effective at removing nitrogen, for many locations, the nitrogen removed would never have reached a place where it could do harm. With flexibility, local governments will have the option to spend money in ways that will most meaningfully improve water ...Read More

Power company to pay $1 million penalty, perform $1 million in environmental projects, upgrade water pollution-prevention technology

Media contact: Jay Apperson jay.apperson@maryland.gov 410-537-3003 POWER COMPANY TO PAY $1 MILLION PENALTY, PERFORM $1 MILLION IN ENVIRONMENTAL PROJECTS, UPGRADE WATER POLLUTION-PREVENTION TECHNOLOGY Settlement with owners of Chalk Point and Dickerson power plants resolves alleged water pollution violations BALTIMORE, MD (August 29, 2016) – A company that operates power plants accused of ...Read More

Secretary Grumbles statement on Queen Anne’s Co. vote on Southern Kent Island Sewer Project

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media contact: Jay Apperson jay.appersonn@maryland.gov 410-537-3003 SECRETARY GRUMBLES STATEMENT ON QUEEN ANNE’S CO. VOTE ON SOUTHERN KENT ISLAND SEWER PROJECT Baltimore (August 24, 2016) – Maryland Secretary of the Environment Ben Grumbles today issued the following statement on the Queen Anne’s County Commissioners vote last night in favor of ...Read More
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