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Frederick News-Post: Wind-borne pollution

Up to 70 percent of Maryland’s air pollution is from smog generated by coal-burning power plants, vehicles and industries carried on westerly winds from the Ohio River Valley along the I-95 corridor. No matter what the Old Line State does to clean up its homegrown air contamination, this blowback ...Read More

Cecil Daily: Maryland needs to be a leader in Bay’s restoration

In a Letter to the Editor, Secretary Robert M. Summers explains that while each Chesapeake Bay Watershed state has played a role in the deterioration of the Bay, “Maryland is also a major contributor of pollution to the Bay and it would be irresponsible of us to blame others ...Read More

Governor O’malley Releases Statement Upon His Election As Chair Of Chesapeake Executive Council

MEDIA CONTACTS: Nina Smith Office: 410-974-2316 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ANNAPOLIS, MD. (December 12, 2013) — Governor O’Malley released the following statement upon his election as chair of the Chesapeake Executive Council:  “It is an honor to be elected chair of the Chesapeake Executive Council again, during what will be my ...Read More

**SOCIAL MEDIA RELEASE** Maryland Department of the Environment Secretary highlights Prince George’s County’s Rain Check Rebate Program

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: **SOCIAL MEDIA RELEASE** Maryland Department of the Environment Secretary highlights Prince George’s County’s Rain Check Rebate Program HYATTSVILLE, MD (December 11, 2013) – Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) Secretary Robert M. Summers today highlighted Rain Check Rebate funds as a way for private citizens in Prince George’s ...Read More

Washington Post: Northeastern states will press Midwest, Appalachia on clean air

Governors of eight Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic states will announce on Monday a push to force Midwestern and Appalachian states to cut air pollution they say is causing their citizens respiratory diseases and public health problems. The governors will petition the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to require nine states — ...Read More
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