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Southern Maryland waterway reclassified for shellfish harvesting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Jay Apperson 410-537-3003 jay.apperson@maryland.gov SOUTHERN MARYLAND WATERWAY RECLASSIFIED FOR SHELLFISH HARVESTING Portion of Wicomico River in Charles, St. Mary’s counties closed to harvesting BALTIMORE (Nov. 5, 2018) – The Maryland Department of the Environment has reclassified a portion of the Wicomico River in Charles ...Read More

WJZ: Lead Poisoning In Maryland Drops To Lowest Recorded Levels

A report from the Maryland Department of the Environment shows that childhood lead poisoning cases in Maryland dropped to its lowest levels last year. Details in the 2017 Childhood Blood Lead Surveillance report released Tuesday showed that less than 0.3 percent of children tested across Maryland showed blood lead ...Read More

Maryland to Phase Out Hydrofluorocarbons

Maryland to Phase Out Hydrofluorocarbons Maryland joins U.S. Climate Alliance states in reducing potent greenhouse gases BALTIMORE (Sept. 11, 2018) – Demonstrating the state’s commitment to meeting greenhouse gas reduction goals, Maryland will be pursuing measures to phase out the use of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), greenhouse gases that are significantly ...Read More

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 and loans will reduce pollution, improve drinking water infrastructure BALTIMORE (Aug. 22, 2018) – The Maryland Board of Public Works approved more than $1.8 million in grants and loans today to reduce pollution and improve ...Read More

Maryland Dept. of the Environment announces draft spending plan for Volkswagen settlement funds

MEDIA CONTACTS: Jay Apperson (410) 537-3003 jay.apperson@maryland.gov Maryland Dept. of the Environment announces draft spending plan for Volkswagen settlement funds Maryland proposes to invest $75.7 million share of federal court settlement in Volkswagen “defeat devices” case in clean car technology; public comment period open, listening sessions to be announced ...Read More

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

MEDIA CONTACTS: Jay Apperson (410) 537-3003 jay.apperson@maryland.gov Board of Public Works approves funding for clean water and the Chesapeake Bay Grants and loans will reduce pollution, improve drinking water infrastructure, reduce energy consumption BALTIMORE, MD (August 1, 2018) – The Maryland Board of Public Works approved more than $5 million ...Read More

Maryland Environment Secretary Grumbles statement on EPA’s proposed denial of the Maryland Department of the Environment’s Clean Air Act petition

Maryland Environment Secretary Grumbles statement on EPA’s proposed denial of the Maryland Department of the Environment’s Clean Air Act petition BALTIMORE (June 1, 2018) – Maryland Environment Secretary Ben Grumbles issued the following statement in response to the U.S. EPA’s proposed denial of the department’s petition under Section 126 ...Read More

C-SPAN: Climate Change Policy

The World Resources Institute held a discussion on climate change policy with experts including Maryland Environment Secretary Ben Grumbles. Panelists discussed climate policy globally, at the U.S. federal government level, and the state and local levels. Secretary Grumbles appears in excerpts from 35 minutes, 30 seconds to 37 minutes; 40 ...Read More

Department of the Environment Announces Interactive Map for Fish Consumption Advisories

MEDIA CONTACTS Jay Apperson (410) 537-3003 jay.apperson@maryland.gov Department of the Environment Announces Interactive Map for Fish Consumption Advisories New map provides improved customer service, updated health-based meal advisories for recreationally caught fish in Maryland BALTIMORE (April 11, 2018) – The Maryland Department of the Environment today announced the development ...Read More

Maryland Department of the Environment Issues Stringent Permit for Proposed Pipeline with Comprehensive Safeguards

Media Contact: Jay Apperson 410-537-3003 jay.apperson@maryland.gov Maryland Department of the Environment Issues Stringent Permit for Proposed Pipeline with  Comprehensive Safeguards Year-long review results in over 20 environmental conditions including drinking water protection, drilling fluids, monitoring and notification, sinkhole prevention BALTIMORE (March 16, 2018) – The Maryland Department of the ...Read More
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