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Maryland among Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states seeking to curb air pollution from upwind states

MEDIA CONTACTS: Samantha Kappalman samantha.kappalman@maryland.gov Jay Apperson jay.apperson@maryland.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Eight states file petition to require upwind states to take action; move would require upwind states to reduce air pollution, protecting Marylanders’ health BALTIMORE, MD (December 9, 2013) – Maryland and seven other Northeast and Mid-Atlantic States today ...Read More

Department of Environment issues enforcement actions

MEDIA CONTACTS: Samantha Kappalman samantha.kappalman@maryland.gov Jay Apperson jay.apperson@maryland.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENT ISSUES ENFORCEMENT ACTIONS Agency Seeks Penalties, Corrective Actions for Alleged Violations of Land, Air and Water Regulations BALTIMORE, MD (December 5, 2013) – The Maryland Department of the Environment today announced major enforcement actions in ...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 Grants and loans will reduce pollution, improve drinking water and wastewater infrastructure BALTIMORE, MD (December 4, 2013) – The Maryland Board of Public Works approved more than $128 million in funding today to upgrade a large sewage treatment ...Read More

Delaware Online: Cap-and-trade program state urge wider adoption of model

The nine Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative states have signed onto a letter to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency encouraging other states to use them as a model to fulfill the agency’s new, more stringent air quality requirements. The RGGI program caps emissions by power plants in the participating states, ...Read More

**SOCIAL MEDIA RELEASE** Maryland Department of the Environment highlights best stormwater management practices at Quiet Waters Park in Annapolis

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: **SOCIAL MEDIA RELEASE** Maryland Department of the Environment highlights best stormwater management practices at Quiet Waters Park in Annapolis ANNAPOLIS, MD (December 3, 2013) – Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) Deputy Secretary David Costello today visited rain gardens at the Reading and Butterfly Gardens/Watershed Education ...Read More

RGGI States Recommend that EPA Support Flexible Market-Based Carbon Pollution Programs

States Submit Comments on Proposed Carbon Pollution Rules for Existing Power Plants The nine Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic states participating in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), the nation’s first market-based regulatory program to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) pollution, have submitted comments to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for consideration as ...Read More

**MEDIA ADVISORY** MDE’s Stormwater Innovations Tour continues at Quiet Waters in Annapolis

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE **MEDIA ADVISORY** MDE’s Stormwater Innovations Tour continues at Quiet Waters in Annapolis BALTIMORE, MD (December 2, 2013) – Maryland Department of the Environment Deputy Secretary David Costello will highlight stormwater remediation efforts tomorrow at the Butterfly and Rain Gardens at Quiet Waters in Annapolis. This is the second stop on the ...Read More

Executive Ulman Inks Partnership Agreement with Church to Treat Runoff and Reduce Fees

ELLICOTT CITY, MD – Howard County Executive Ken Ulman today signed a first-of-its-kind agreement with a large local church that will provide resources for stormwater treatment on church property and reduce the congregation’s annual Watershed Protection and Restoration Fee to zero.  “This partnership will help keep our streams, rivers ...Read More

Baltimore Sun: Ellicott City church becomes first to sign stormwater fee waiver agreement

The flexibility granted to local jurisdictions in implementing stormwater management fees includes deciding how credits toward on-site practices can be used to reduce the fee for a particular property. The Baltimore Sun describes how a Howard County church has agreed to install stormwater management improvements in exchange for a fee waiver. 

Delegate Maggie McIntosh and MDE Secretary Summers Award Grand Prize for “Americana Chicken” at MDE’s Rethink Recycling Contest

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: **Social Media Release** Delegate Maggie McIntosh and MDE Secretary Summers Award Grand Prize for “Americana Chicken” at MDE’s Rethink Recycling Contest Annual contest promotes recycling and creativity among high school students   Emma BrenengenGrand Prize Winner Amy Elberfeld1st Place – Creativity Sophia Fornaro1st place: Workmanship Taylor Dick1st ...Read More
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