Clean Air Archive

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

Department of Environment Helps Convert Motor Fleets to Cleaner Fuels

Department of Environment Helps Convert Motor Fleets to Cleaner Fuels Maryland’s VW Mitigation Plan Provides More Than $2 Million for Private Businesses to Improve Air Quality, Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Provide Health Benefits BALTIMORE (July 13, 2020) – The Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) has approved $2.1 million ...Read More

Department of Environment Adds More Funding for Cleaner Delivery Trucks at Port of Baltimore

Department of Environment Adds More Funding for Cleaner Delivery Trucks at Port of Baltimore Maryland’s VW Mitigation Plan Provides $2 Million to Help Dray Truck Drivers with New Truck Purchases BALTIMORE (June 24, 2020) – The Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) continues to support the Port of Baltimore’s ...Read More

Multi-state panel approves Maryland petition seeking to reduce air pollution from upwind sources

MULTI-STATE PANEL APPROVES MARYLAND PETITION SEEKING TO REDUCE AIR POLLUTION FROM UPWIND SOURCES Ozone Transport Commission vote advances Maryland’s call for Pennsylvania power plants to run equipment to limit emissions that lead to harmful ozone pollution; recommendation now goes to U.S. EPA under Clean Air Act Section 184(c) BALTIMORE ...Read More
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