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Baltimore Sun: Maryland ranked second in green building activity

Maryland jumped to second place last year in a ranking of environmentally-friendly building activity. In 2013, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) said it approved 119 commercial or institutional projects in Maryland for certification under Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design or LEED standards, a total of 12.7 million ...Read More

Governor O’Malley Issues Statement on the Environmental Protection Agency’s Defense of the Chesapeake Bay TMDL

MEDIA CONTACTS: Nina Smith 410-974-2316 For Immediate Release ANNAPOLIS, MD (February 12, 2014) — Governor O’Malley issued the following statement today on Maryland’s amicus brief to the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit: “As we continue to make great strides in restoring and protecting the Chesapeake Bay, ...Read More

Board of Public Works Approves Funding For Clean Water and the Chesapeake Bay

MEDIA CONTACTS: Samantha Kappalman samantha.kappalman@maryland.gov Jay Apperson jay.apperson@maryland.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Board of Public Works Approves Funding For Clean Water and the Chesapeake Bay Grants and loans will reduce pollution, improve wetlands   BALTIMORE, MD (February 5, 2014) – The Maryland Board of Public Works approved more than $35 million ...Read More

Nominations being accepted for the 37th annual Tawes and Coulter Awards for a Clean Environment

MEDIA CONTACTS: Samantha Kappalman samantha.kappalman@maryland.gov Adrienne Diaczok adrienne.diaczok@maryland.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Nominations being accepted for the 37th annual Tawes and Coulter Awards for a Clean Environment Tawes Award winner’s favorite non-profit group to receive $250 donation in their name; nomination deadline is April 11 BALTIMORE, MD (February 5, 2014) – Nominations ...Read More

WBAL-TV: Officials remind consumers of tax-free weekend

Shop Maryland Energy tax-free weekend from Feb. 15 to Feb. 17 BALTIMORE — Comptroller Peter Franchot on Tuesday reminded Marylanders to take advantage of Shop Maryland Energy tax-free weekend. The annual event allows consumers to make qualifying purchases without paying the state’s 6 percent sales tax on select Energy ...Read More

Chesapeake Bay Program Welcomes Feedback on Draft Watershed Agreement

Annapolis, MD (January 29, 2014) Three decades after the first Chesapeake Bay Agreement was signed, Chesapeake Bay Program partners are seeking public input on a new agreement that will guide the next chapter of restoration across the watershed, recommitting stakeholders to conservation success. To continue reading the entire article ...Read More

MDE, police seek stolen tool with small amount of radioactive material

MEDIA CONTACTS: Samantha Kappalman or Jay Apperson, 410-537-3003 samantha.kappalman@maryland.gov jay.apperson@maryland.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MDE, police seek stolen tool with small amount of radioactive material BALTIMORE, MD (January 28, 2014) – The Maryland Department of the Environment has issued a public alert that a tool containing a small amount of radioactive ...Read More

EPA, MDE, Prince George’s County Announce Public, Private Partnership Model to Accelerate Green Stormwater Controls and Support Local Job Creation

MEDIA CONTACTS: EPA: David Sternberg, 215-814-5548 sternberg.david@epa.gov MDE: Samantha Kappalman, 410-537-3003 samantha.kappalman@maryland.gov Prince George’s County: Linda Lowe, 301-883-5952 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE EPA, MDE, Prince George’s County Announce Public, Private Partnership Model to Accelerate Green Stormwater Controls and Support Local Job Creation BALTIMORE, MD (January 10, 2014) – The U.S. Environmental ...Read More

Board of Public Works Approves Funding For Clean Water and the Chesapeake Bay

MEDIA CONTACTS: Samantha Kappalman samantha.kappalman@maryland.gov Jay Apperson jay.apperson@maryland.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS APPROVES FUNDING FOR CLEAN WATER AND THE CHESAPEAKE BAY Grants and loans will reduce pollution, improve drinking water and wastewater infrastructure     BALTIMORE, MD (January 8, 2014) – The Maryland Board of Public Works approved ...Read More

MDE to host 3rd annual Clean Water Innovations Trade Show, present 2013 Smart, Green & Growing Award

BALTIMORE, MD (January 6, 2014) – The Maryland Department of the Environment will host the 2013 Smart, Green & Growing Clean Water Innovations Trade Show, an event that brings together businesses, local governments, developers and other stakeholders to find cost-effective, innovative and efficient ways to reduce polluted stormwater runoff and ...Read More
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