Clean Air Archive

New Air Quality Forecasting System Unveiled

New Air Quality Forecasting System Unveiled Forecast zones increase from four to 10, ensure more accuracy BALTIMORE (May 5, 2022) – The Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) has unveiled a new air quality forecasting system for the state that more than doubles the number of designated areas where ...Read More

Secretary Grumbles, Attorney General Frosh File Complaint Against Valley Proteins

Secretary Grumbles, Attorney General Frosh File Complaint Against Valley ProteinsComplaint Seeks Injunctive Relief and Civil Penalties BALTIMORE, MD (February 2, 2022) – Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) Secretary Ben Grumbles and Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh today filed a complaint in the Circuit Court for Dorchester County ...Read More

MDE takes clean air enforcement action against Western Maryland cement plant

DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT TAKES CLEAN AIR ENFORCEMENT ACTION AGAINST WESTERN MARYLAND CEMENT PLANTSettlement agreement with Holcim includes $110,000 penalty BALTIMORE (Feb. 2, 2022) – The Maryland Department of the Environment has secured an enforcement action against a Western Maryland cement plant for the alleged violation of clean air ...Read More

MDE enforcement leads to financial penalty, funding for environmental project serving Brandywine

DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT ENFORCEMENT ACTION LEADS TO FINANCIAL PENALTY, FUNDING FOR ENVIRONMENTAL PROJECT SERVING BRANDYWINE MDE settlement with power plant owner PSEG Keys Energy Center requires $125,000 financial penalty, $75,000 for Patuxent Riverkeeper-led program BALTIMORE (Feb. 1, 2022) – A Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) enforcement action ...Read More

MDE Offers Array of Activities During Radon Gas Awareness Month

MDE Offers Array of Activities During Radon Gas Awareness Month Outreach Events, Billboards, Web Posts, Discounted Test Kits Emphasize Radon Education BALTIMORE (January 10, 2022) — January is Radon Gas Awareness Month and the Maryland Department of the Environment’s Radiological Health Program has an array of activities planned to ...Read More

eMDE – Ben’s Blog: 2021 – A Year Like No Other; radon awareness and more

2021: A Year Like No Other Covid, Climate, and Chesapeake Bay dominated much of 2021, with environmental equity, infrastructure, and resiliency themes running through each and connecting all, just like our digital IT progress at MDE COVID-19 has been a wild, evolving and painful roller-coaster ride. In 2021, MDE ...Read More

Capital News Service: In move to electric vehicles, Maryland is doing better than most states

The future of the American automobile industry is electric, President Joe Biden said in an August executive order, pledging to make half of all new cars and trucks sold in 2030 zero-emission vehicles. But weaning the nation off of gas-fueled vehicles might be easier said than done, although Maryland ...Read More

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
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