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Governor Moore Signs Executive Order to Advance Maryland’s Pollution Reduction Plan

Published: 6/4/2024 ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Wes Moore today signed an executive order to advance Maryland’s Climate Pollution Reduction Plan. The order—one of the most comprehensive on climate change issued by a Maryland governor—directs a whole-of-government approach to address climate change, including requiring agencies to submit a Climate Implementation Plan by Nov. 1, action to propose new  Read the Rest…

Maryland Department of the Environment Offers Online Water Quality Conditions at Beaches for Summer Swimming Season

Online tool makes it easy to beat the heat BALTIMORE (May 23, 2024) – With the summer swimming season about to kick off, the Maryland Department of the Environment is urging the public to use our online water quality tool before jumping into your favorite natural waters. “Nothing is better than spending the day swimming  Read the Rest…

Governor Moore Celebrates Earth Day, Signs Executive Order Creating the Maryland Outdoor Learning Partnership

Published: 4/22/2024 ANNAPOLIS, MD – Governor Wes Moore today visited the Maryland Department of the Environment’s headquarters in Baltimore in celebration of Earth Day. During the visit, the governor discussed the agency’s work to combat climate change, reduce pollution, and promote environmental stewardship. Governor Moore also participated in a ceremonial tree planting and signed an  Read the Rest…

Maryland Department of the Environment Connects Rural Counties with Funding to Fight Climate Change 

$500,000 for technical assistance to identify projects and apply for federal grants  BALTIMORE (April 11, 2024) – Maryland is providing new funding for smaller and rural jurisdictions to get the technical support they need for projects that reduce greenhouse gas emissions and advance the state’s climate goals. The Maryland Local Government Climate Action Support Program  Read the Rest…

Maryland Department of the Environment, Attorney General File Complaint in Circuit Court Against Curtis Bay Energy Medical Waste Incinerator for Air Pollution Violations

Operator previously fined for environmental crimes BALTIMORE (March 14, 2024) – The Office of the Attorney General, on behalf of the Maryland Department of the Environment, today filed a complaint in Baltimore City Circuit Court against a medical waste incinerator in South Baltimore for multiple air pollution violations. The complaint asks the court to order  Read the Rest…

Governor Moore Announces $90 Million to Support Moore-Miller Administration’s Climate Agenda

Published: 2/16/2024 ANNAPOLIS, MD – Governor Wes Moore today announced $90 million to support the Moore-Miller Administration’s climate agenda. The previously unallocated funding from the Strategic Energy Investment Fund (SEIF) will be placed in the Moore-Miller Administration’s FY2025 budget proposal as one-time funding to advance implementation of the Climate Solutions Now Act and the Maryland  Read the Rest…

Maryland Department of the Environment, Maryland Attorney General’s Office Announce $600,000 Penalty Against Caroline County Fuel Storage Facility

Settlement of lawsuit against Tri-Gas & Oil Co., Inc., includes remediation requirements after fuel leaks into a stream of the Marshyhope River BALTIMORE (Jan. 24, 2024) – Maryland Department of the Environment Secretary Serena McIlwain and Attorney General Anthony G. Brown today announced the settlement of a lawsuit against an Eastern Shore fuel storage facility,  Read the Rest…

Maryland Department of the Environment Appoints First Assistant Secretary for Environmental Justice

Aneca Y. Atkinson to oversee efforts to address environmental disparities and reduce pollution in overburdened communities; Appointment underscores commitment to environmental justice as a top priority BALTIMORE (Jan. 17, 2024) – Maryland Department of the Environment Secretary Serena McIlwain today announced the appointment of Aneca Y. Atkinson as the agency’s first Assistant Secretary for Environmental  Read the Rest…

Maryland Department of the Environment Releases Climate Pollution Reduction Plan to Significantly Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 2031

Advances policies to reduce emissions, electrify transportation and create thousands of green jobs BALTIMORE (Dec. 28, 2023) – The Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) today submitted its Climate Pollution Reduction Plan to Governor Wes Moore and the Maryland General Assembly outlining the policy actions required to reach the state’s ambitious climate goals of reducing  Read the Rest…

New Scientific Study Confirms Airborne Coal Dust in Curtis Bay Community

Findings will be considered in review of operating permit for South Baltimore coal export terminal  BALTIMORE (Dec. 14, 2023) – A scientific study released today by the Community of Curtis Bay Association, the South Baltimore Community Land Trust, Johns Hopkins University, the University of Maryland, and the Maryland Department of Environment (MDE) confirms the presence  Read the Rest…

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