Clean Air Archive

eMDE – Ben’s Blog: COP26; stormwater permits; lead awareness; PFAS; and more

    Maryland and Other State Programs Highlighted at Glasgow Global Summit I had the honor of representing Maryland, the Hogan Administration, and MDE at the annual global summit on climate change, known as COP26 (Conference of the Parties for the 26th year) in Glasgow, Scotland, November 7-10. What ...Read More

WJZ-TV: Maryland Zoo Replaces Diesel-Powered Shuttles With All-Electric Fleet

WJZ-TV: Maryland Zoo Replaces Diesel-Powered Shuttles With All-Electric Fleet Stop by the Maryland Zoo sometime soon and you’ll notice a new fleet of shuttles is now available to cart visitors around the park. The zoo announced this week it has replaced its diesel-powered shuttles with three all-electric vehicles, a ...Read More

Department of the Environment acts to advance clean and renewable energy at redevelopment sites

DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT ACTS TO ADVANCE CLEAN AND RENEWABLE ENERGY AT REDEVELOPMENT SITES Public comment welcomed on proposed regulation to waive cleanup program fees for sites slated for green energy projects; proposal stems from governor’s task force recommendation and legislation BALTIMORE (Oct. 8, 2021) – The Maryland Department ...Read More

Dept. of the Environment announces clean water initiatives at Valley Proteins facility

DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT ANNOUNCES CLEAN WATER INITIATIVES AT VALLEY PROTEINS FACILITY MDE releases draft discharge permit with significantly stronger requirements, pursues enforcement action with financial penalty for alleged environmental violations BALTIMORE (Sept. 15, 2021) – The Maryland Department of the Environment today released a draft permit that would ...Read More

Ben’s Blog: The Ocean Within Us; Green Registry awards and more

THE OCEAN WITHIN US June is World Oceans Month, a time to commemorate and rededicate to protecting the deep and salty blue that covers 70% of the earth’s surface. Rachel Carson’s “The Sea Around Us” (1951) had a big impact on me when I read it for the first time in 1993. ...Read More

Lt. Gov. Rutherford, Environment Sec. Grumbles honor winners of Md. Green Registry awards

Governor Boyd K. Rutherford, Environment Secretary Ben Grumbles Honor Winners ofMaryland Green Registry Sustainability Leadership Awards Members save nearly $94 million through enhanced environmental practices BALTIMORE (June 9, 2021) – Lt. Governor Boyd Rutherford and Maryland Department of the Environment Secretary Ben Grumbles today announced the annual Maryland Green ...Read More

Maryland Moves to Appeal Court Decision on Air Emissions from Animal Feeding Operations

Maryland Moves to Appeal Court Decision on Air Emissions from Animal Feeding Operations MDE Defends Legally-Sound and Science-Based Permit BALTIMORE (April 12, 2021) — Today the Attorney General filed notice that the state would seek an appeal of the lower court decision in Montgomery County that reversed the 2020 ...Read More

MDOT MARYLAND PORT ADMINISTRATION RENEWS COMMITMENT TO ENVIRONMENTAL INITIATIVES

MDOT MARYLAND PORT ADMINISTRATION RENEWS COMMITMENT TO ENVIRONMENTAL INITIATIVES The Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) and the MDOT Maryland Port Administration (MDOT MPA) have renewed and expanded a voluntary Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) and Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) to strengthen environmental ...Read More

eMDE – Ben’s Blog: 2020 year in review

2020 – THE YEAR IN REVIEW COVID, Climate, and Chesapeake dominated this historic and traumatic year of 2020 for us at the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) in nearly all respects, literally, figuratively, and virtually (digitally speaking). The COVID-19 crisis hurt our employees, families, and communities but also ...Read More

Hogan administration joins multi-state clean truck initiative

HOGAN ADMINISTRATION JOINS MULTI-STATE CLEAN TRUCK INITIATIVE Maryland, with 14 other states and the District of Columbia, signs agreement to increase electric medium- and heavy-duty vehicles, reduce emissions BALTIMORE – The Hogan administration has committed to work with other states to reduce emissions from trucks, buses, and other large ...Read More
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