Clean Air Archive

WFMD: Md. Making Progress In Meeting EPA Air Quality Standards

If the air in Maryland seems a little easier to breathe, there’s a reason. The Department of the Environment says the state is continuing to meet air quality standards set by the Environmental Protection Agency. “The requirement was to come into compliance in 2014. The data is so close ...Read More

Maryland poised to meet clean air standards

Media contact: Jay Apperson jay.apperson@maryland.gov 410-537-3003 BALTIMORE, MD (August 31, 2015) – A new federal proposal rewards Maryland for continued improvements in air quality — gains that position Maryland to meet standards for the pollutant ground level ozone throughout the state for the first time. The proposal, from the U.S. Environmental Protection ...Read More

Hogan Administration Debuts New, Efficient VEIP Self-Service Kiosk to Improve Convenience

For immediate release: August 21, 2015 Contact: Erin Montgomery erin.montgomery@maryland.gov Eric Shirk eric.shirk@maryland.gov 410-974-2316 Hogan Administration Debuts New, Efficient VEIP Self-Service Kiosk to Improve Convenience Marylanders Now Able to Test Vehicles 24 Hours a Day, 7 Days a Week ANNAPOLIS, MD – The Hogan administration today announced that Maryland vehicle ...Read More

Baltimore Sun: Baltimore smog meets federal limit, but people still at risk from pollution

First the good news: Baltimore isn’t so smoggy anymore. The region’s air pollution, once second-worst in the nation, has cleared up so much that levels of breath-robbing ozone in spring and summer no longer exceed the limit set by the Environmental Protection Agency. Read the entire article.

Legislative Comittee Approves Clean Air Regulations to Reduce Pollution From State’s Coal-Fired Power Plants and Protect Public Health

MEDIA CONTACTS: Jay Apperson (410) 537-3003 jay.apperson@maryland.gov Legislative Comittee Approves Clean Air Regulations to Reduce Pollution From State’s Coal-Fired Power Plants and Protect Public Health Joint Committee on Administrative, Executive and Legislative Review approves emergency action that implements new requirements for summer ozone season Baltimore, MD (May 1, 2015) ...Read More

Maryland Department of the Environment Releases Clean Air Progress Report

MEDIA CONTACTS: Jay Apperson (410) 537-3003 jay.apperson@maryland.gov Maryland Department of the Environment Releases Clean Air Progress Report Report describes improvement in the quality of the air Marylanders breathe Baltimore, MD (April 30, 2015) – For the first time in more than three decades, the metropolitan Baltimore area is meeting the ...Read More

Maryland Moves Forward on Clean Air Regulations to Reduce Pollution From State’s Coal-Fired Power Plants and Protect Public Health

MEDIA CONTACTS: Jay Apperson (410) 537-3003 jay.apperson@maryland.gov Maryland Moves Forward on Clean Air Regulations to Reduce Pollution From State’s Coal-Fired Power Plants and Protect Public Health Department of the Environment submits emergency action that implements new requirements to ensure public health protection; action could become effective as early as ...Read More

WBAL: Tips for handling wood for winter

Randy Mosier with the Maryland Department of the Environment has tips to safely handle heating wood for the winter. Read the entire article and watch the video.  

WBFF-TV: Code Orange Air Quality Alert Issued for Baltimore Area

The Air Quality Index (AQI) for metropolitan Baltimore stood at 101 on Tuesday, a level unhealthy for sensitive groups, according to the Maryland Department of the Environment. A code orange air quality alert was issued by the National Weather Service (NWS) for the Baltimore and DC Metro areas. Read ...Read More

Eight state alliance releases plan to put 3.3 million zero emission vehicles on the road

MEDIA CONTACTS: Samantha Kappalman samantha.kappalman@maryland.gov Jay Apperson jay.apperson@maryland.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Eight state alliance releases plan to put 3.3 million zero emission vehicles on the road ZEV Action Plan is first step in unprecedented bi-coastal effort Baltimore, MD (May 29, 2014) — Eight states on the East and West ...Read More
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