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

Board of Public Works approves funding for clean water and the Chesapeake Bay Grants will reduce pollution, improve drinking water system BALTIMORE (Dec. 2, 2021) – The Maryland Board of Public Works approved more than $4 million in grants this week to reduce water pollution and improve a drinking water ...Read More

WMDT-TV: Grant funding aims to provide Pocomoke City residents clean, quality water

After a long wait, there’s finally a solution coming to the Pocomoke City’s water concerns thanks to a partnership between Maryland Departments of the Environment and Housing and Community Development. “It’s a smart and necessary step forward. Communities absolutely deserve clean drinking water and modern infrastructure to meet their ...Read More

Maryland agencies fund infrastructure improvements in Eastern Shore community

MARYLAND AGENCIES FUND INFRASTRUCTURE IMPROVEMENTS IN EASTERN SHORE COMMUNITY Departments of the Environment, Housing and Community Development, provide grants for drinking water system upgrade in Pocomoke City; MDE grant is first under “WIIN” act to help disadvantaged communities BALTIMORE (Nov. 30, 2021) – More than $1.4 million in grants ...Read More

MDE issues emergency closure to shellfish harvesting in portion of Potomac River

DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT ISSUES EMERGENCY CLOSURE TO SHELLFISH HARVESTING IN PORTION OF POTOMAC RIVER Order issued after report of sewage spill on St. George Island area of St. Mary’s County BALTIMORE (Nov. 29, 2021) – The Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) has issued an emergency order closing ...Read More

Environment Secretary Ben Grumbles honors student artists at 20th Annual Rethink Recycling Sculpture Contest

Environment Secretary Ben Grumbles honors student artists at 20th Annual Rethink Recycling Sculpture Contest Annual awards promote recycling and creativity among high school students BALTIMORE, MD (November 19, 2021) – Environment Secretary Ben Grumbles on Friday presented a grand prize and prizes to eight other student winners today at ...Read More

eMDE – Ben’s Blog: COP26; stormwater permits; lead awareness; PFAS; and more

    Maryland and Other State Programs Highlighted at Glasgow Global Summit I had the honor of representing Maryland, the Hogan Administration, and MDE at the annual global summit on climate change, known as COP26 (Conference of the Parties for the 26th year) in Glasgow, Scotland, November 7-10. What ...Read More

WJZ-TV: Maryland Zoo Replaces Diesel-Powered Shuttles With All-Electric Fleet

WJZ-TV: Maryland Zoo Replaces Diesel-Powered Shuttles With All-Electric Fleet Stop by the Maryland Zoo sometime soon and you’ll notice a new fleet of shuttles is now available to cart visitors around the park. The zoo announced this week it has replaced its diesel-powered shuttles with three all-electric vehicles, a ...Read More

Maryland Commission on Climate Change Issues Annual Report

Maryland Commission on Climate Change Issues Annual Report Report includes more than 50 recommendations for improving mitigation, sequestration, adaptation, resilience, education, Building Energy Transition Plan BALTIMORE (Nov. 16, 2021) – The Maryland Commission on Climate Change has issued its annual report to Governor Larry Hogan and the General Assembly. ...Read More

MDE issues stormwater permits for large MD jurisdictions, advances climate resiliency and equity

DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT ISSUES STORMWATER PERMITS FOR LARGE MARYLAND JURISDICTIONS, ADVANCES CLIMATE RESILIENCY AND EQUITY Clean Water Act Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) permits issued for Baltimore City, Anne Arundel, Baltimore and Montgomery counties; MDE releases plan to modernize stormwater regulations in the face of climate change ...Read More

Md. Environment Sec. Grumbles to Attend Key Global Climate Conference in Scotland

Md. Environment Sec. Grumbles to Attend Key Global Climate Conference in Scotland BALTIMORE (November 4, 2021) — Maryland Department of the Environment Secretary Ben Grumbles will attend and participate in key events of the annual global summit on climate change, known as COP26 (Conference of the Parties for the ...Read More
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