Monthly Archive:: May 2014

Bike to Work Day 2014

BIKE TO WORK DAY 2014 Biking to work is a great way to reduce air and water pollution and get some exercise. MDE is again participating in Bike to Work Day – and we urge you to join in as well. Workplaces throughout Maryland will be encouraging their employees ...Read More

Baltimore Sun: Climate change is here [Editorial]

No matter who or what is ultimately deemed responsible for last week’s dramatic landslide that caused a major portion of East 26th Street to collapse onto adjoining CSX tracks, it’s clear that unusually heavy rains played a role. The hillside was destabilized, at least in part, by a torrential ...Read More

Governor O’Malley, Presiding Officers Sign Legislation to Improve Air Quality, Save Consumers Money and Support Local Green Jobs

MEDIA CONTACTS: Nina Smith, Governor’s Office: 410-533-0363 nina.smith@maryland.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: GOVERNOR O’MALLEY, PRESIDING OFFICERS SIGN LEGISLATION TO IMPROVE AIR QUALITY, SAVE CONSUMERS MONEY AND SUPPORT LOCAL GREEN JOBS Legislation Will Provide Incentives to Expand the Purchase of Electric Vehicles and Recharging StationsBill Passage Advances Governor’s Goal to Reduce Greenhouse ...Read More

eMDE – Drinking Water Week

      THE LATEST FROM THE MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT FEATURED ARTICLE DRINKING WATER WEEK 2014 More than 70 percent of our planet is covered with water, but only about 1 percent of Earth’s water is usable for consumption. And while many of us might see water ...Read More

Drinking Water Week 2014

More than 70 percent of our planet is covered with water, but only about 1 percent of Earth’s water is usable for consumption.  And while many of us might see water as a perpetual gift that nature has bestowed upon us – always just a twist of the faucet ...Read More

Governor O’Malley Signs Bills to Prepare For Impacts of Climate Change and Extreme Weather

MEDIA CONTACTS: Nina Smith, Governor’s Office: 410-533-0363 nina.smith@maryland.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: GOVERNOR O’MALLEY SIGNS BILLS TO PREPARE FOR IMPACTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE AND EXTREME WEATHER   ANNAPOLIS, MD (May 6, 2014) — Governor Martin O’Malley yesterday signed into law two pieces of legislation that will help the State prepare for the impacts of ...Read More

NY Times: Climate Change Study Finds U.S. Is Already Widely Affected

The effects of human-induced climate change are being felt in every corner of the United States, scientists reported Tuesday, with water growing scarcer in dry regions, torrential rains increasing in wet regions, heat waves becoming more common and more severe, wildfires growing worse, and forests dying under assault from ...Read More

Departments of Environment and Natural Resources Emphasize Need For Local Pollution Reduction Strategies to be Fully Implemented

MEDIA CONTACTS: Samantha Kappalman samantha.kappalman@maryland.gov Jay Apperson jay.apperson@maryland.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: DEPARTMENTS OF ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES EMPHASIZE NEED FOR LOCAL POLLUTION REDUCTION STRATEGIES TO BE FULLY IMPLEMENTED Senator Cardin holds field hearing on relicensing of the Conowingo Dam (CONOWINGO, MD) May 5, 2014 – United States Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD), Chairman ...Read More

Washington Post: The Supreme Court makes the right call on a Clean Air Act provision

THE SUPREME Court considered two cases this term in which somewhat unclear wording in the federal Clean Air Act left sensible environmental rules open to challenge. On Tuesday, in the first case, the justices rightly sided with the sensible rules./ In Environmental Protection Agency v. EME Homer City Generation ...Read More
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