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League of Conservation Voters Honors Governor Martin O’Malley for Climate Change Vision

The Maryland League of Conservation Voters presented Governor Martin O’Malley with its inaugural Climate Visionary Award this evening, recognizing his unsurpassed leadership in creating and adopting programs to help Marylanders combat and adapt to the effects of climate change.  “I want to thank the Maryland League of Conservation Voters ...Read More

Bay Journal: Now’s the time to take action against urban/suburban runoff

  We are making progress reducing pollution from agricultural lands and sewage treatment plants. But polluted runoff from urban and suburban streets, parking lots, rooftops, and other impervious surfaces keeps increasing. Polluted runoff from urban and suburban areas creates flooding, can threaten human health and carries toxic chemicals into ...Read More

WBAL-TV: Sewage plant socked by Sandy getting generator power: Superstorm Sandy caused sewage to overflow into river

SAVAGE, Md. —Howard County unveiled on Monday its plans to provide backup power at a sewage treatment plant that fell victim to significant flooding during Superstorm Sandy a year ago. Shortly after Superstorm Sandy hit Maryland and knocked out power to the Little Patuxent Sewage Treatment Plant for over ...Read More

Baltimore Sun: Maryland, other states vow to boost plug-in car sales

Maryland, other states vow to boost plug-in car sales Officials eye tax credits, expanding charging station network By Timothy B. Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun 11:26 AM EDT, October 24, 2013 Aiming to boost the fledgling market for plug-in vehicles, Maryland joined seven other states in pledging to use their ...Read More

Governors Announce Bold Initiative to Put 3.3 Million Zero-Emission Vehicles on the Road by 2025

Governor O’Malley and governors from seven other states today announced a groundbreaking initiative to put 3.3 million zero-emission vehicles on the roads in their states within a dozen years. These governors have joined forces to revolutionize the automobile market by promoting zero-emission vehicles. The use of these clean vehicles ...Read More

MDE recognizes 41 years of clean water progress and reminds Marylanders to do their part to Reclaim the Bay

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE BALTIMORE, MD (October 18, 2013) – Today marks the 41st  anniversary of the signing of the Clean Water Act, legislation that has been instrumental in improving the health of rivers, lakes, streams and coastal waters throughout Maryland and the nation. This landmark legislation ensured that all Americans ...Read More

Board of Public Works approves funding for expanded scrap tire collections

BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS APPROVES FUNDING FOR EXPANDED SCRAP TIRE COLLECTIONS Efforts include greater emphasis on large farm tires; Maryland program addresses environmental, health risks posed by scrap tires     BALTIMORE, MD (October 17, 2013) – The Maryland Board of Public Works has approved $1.5 million in funding for ...Read More

Department of Environment issues enforcement actions

Press Release Media Contacts: Samantha Jay 410-537-3003   Department of Environment Issues Enforcement Actions Agency Seeks Penalties, Corrective Actions for Alleged Violations of Land, Air and Water Regulations  BALTIMORE, MD (October 9, 2013) – The Maryland Department of the Environment today announced major enforcement actions in recent months for ...Read More

SHA planting trees to help Reclaim the Bay

The Carroll County Times describes how Reclaim the Bay partner the Maryland State Highway Administration will be planting tens of thousands of trees in Carroll, Frederick and Howard counties. All of us who live in the Chesapeake Bay watershed are linked to the Bay by many pathways. Whether we ...Read More

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

Press release Media contacts: Samantha Kappalman Jay Apperson 410-537-3003 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 (October 2, 2013) – The Maryland Board of Public Works ...Read More