Monthly Archive:: October 2013

Governor O’Malley highlights efforts to strength the middle class, protect public health and the environment

For Immediate Release Contact:  Governor’s Press Office – 410-974-2316 LAUREL, MD (October 31, 2013) — Governor Martin O’Malley today hosted Maryland’s Better Choices, Better Results Forum on Sustainability,  the third in a series of statewide sessions designed to foster an ongoing, collaborative dialogue on strengthening the middle class.  More than 300 stakeholders ...Read More

Baltimore Sun: Bay cleanup gets $9.2 million in grants

Tim Wheeler 11:44 a.m. EDT, October 30, 2013   Projects funded to deal with farm, urban runoff, restore streams, wetlands The Chesapeake Bay cleanup effort got a $9.2 million injection of funds Wednesday, as the Environmental Protection Agency and National Fish and Wildlife Foundation announced grants to 40 projects to reduce storm-water and farm ...Read More

Department of the Environment to hold additional public meeting on sewage sludge permit applications in Cecil County

For Immediate Release: BALTIMORE, MD (October 30, 2013) –  The Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) has scheduled an additional public meeting on sewage sludge utilization permit applications for four properties in Cecil County. MDE conducted a meeting on the applications as required under law in August and is ...Read More

Governor O’Malley to host better choices, better results forum highlighting sustainablity in Maryland

Media Contact: Governor’s Press Office – 410-974-2316 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: LAUREL (October 30, 2013) — Tomorrow, Thursday, October 31, Governor Martin O’Malley will host the “Better Choices, Better Results Forum – Sustainability” — the third in a series of statewide forums that will foster an ongoing, collaborative dialogue on the O’Malley-Brown Administration’s strategic goals. ...Read More

League of Conservation Voters Honors Governor Martin O’Malley for Climate Change Vision

The Maryland League of Conservation Voters presented Governor Martin O’Malley with its inaugural Climate Visionary Award this evening, recognizing his unsurpassed leadership in creating and adopting programs to help Marylanders combat and adapt to the effects of climate change.  “I want to thank the Maryland League of Conservation Voters ...Read More

Bay Journal: Now’s the time to take action against urban/suburban runoff

  We are making progress reducing pollution from agricultural lands and sewage treatment plants. But polluted runoff from urban and suburban streets, parking lots, rooftops, and other impervious surfaces keeps increasing. Polluted runoff from urban and suburban areas creates flooding, can threaten human health and carries toxic chemicals into ...Read More

WBAL-TV: Sewage plant socked by Sandy getting generator power: Superstorm Sandy caused sewage to overflow into river

SAVAGE, Md. —Howard County unveiled on Monday its plans to provide backup power at a sewage treatment plant that fell victim to significant flooding during Superstorm Sandy a year ago. Shortly after Superstorm Sandy hit Maryland and knocked out power to the Little Patuxent Sewage Treatment Plant for over ...Read More

Baltimore Sun: Maryland, other states vow to boost plug-in car sales

Maryland, other states vow to boost plug-in car sales Officials eye tax credits, expanding charging station network By Timothy B. Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun 11:26 AM EDT, October 24, 2013 Aiming to boost the fledgling market for plug-in vehicles, Maryland joined seven other states in pledging to use their ...Read More

Governors Announce Bold Initiative to Put 3.3 Million Zero-Emission Vehicles on the Road by 2025

Governor O’Malley and governors from seven other states today announced a groundbreaking initiative to put 3.3 million zero-emission vehicles on the roads in their states within a dozen years. These governors have joined forces to revolutionize the automobile market by promoting zero-emission vehicles. The use of these clean vehicles ...Read More

MDE recognizes 41 years of clean water progress and reminds Marylanders to do their part to Reclaim the Bay

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE BALTIMORE, MD (October 18, 2013) – Today marks the 41st  anniversary of the signing of the Clean Water Act, legislation that has been instrumental in improving the health of rivers, lakes, streams and coastal waters throughout Maryland and the nation. This landmark legislation ensured that all Americans ...Read More