Clean Air Archive

*Media Advisory* Media conference call about Multi-State Action Plan to put 3.3 mil. ZEVs on roads

Media Contacts:Samantha Kappalmansamantha.kappalman@maryland.govJay 410-537-3003 **Media Advisory** Media conference call about an unprecedented Multi-State Action Plan to put 3.3 million ZEVs on America’s roads Annapolis, MD—Today, eight states will release a Multi-State Action Plan to guide efforts to put 3.3 million zero emission vehicles (ZEVs) on their roads by 2025. The ...Read More

Governor O’Malley, Presiding Officers Sign Legislation to Improve Air Quality, Save Consumers Money and Support Local Green Jobs

MEDIA CONTACTS: Nina Smith, Governor’s Office: 410-533-0363 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: GOVERNOR O’MALLEY, PRESIDING OFFICERS SIGN LEGISLATION TO IMPROVE AIR QUALITY, SAVE CONSUMERS MONEY AND SUPPORT LOCAL GREEN JOBS Legislation Will Provide Incentives to Expand the Purchase of Electric Vehicles and Recharging StationsBill Passage Advances Governor’s Goal to Reduce Greenhouse ...Read More

Washington Post: The Supreme Court makes the right call on a Clean Air Act provision

THE SUPREME Court considered two cases this term in which somewhat unclear wording in the federal Clean Air Act left sensible environmental rules open to challenge. On Tuesday, in the first case, the justices rightly sided with the sensible rules./ In Environmental Protection Agency v. EME Homer City Generation ...Read More

eMDE – Be air aware

      THE LATEST FROM THE MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT FEATURED ARTICLE AIR QUALITY AWARENESS WEEK 2014 Last year, Maryland’s air was the cleanest in the three decades that ground level ozone has been measured. Hot summer sunshine generally increases the amount of ground-level ozone in our ...Read More

Governor O’Malley Releases Statement on Supreme Court Decision Upholding Major Rule to Address Air Pollution

April 29th, 2014 ANNAPOLIS, MD – Governor Martin O’Malley released the following statement on today’s U.S. Supreme Court decision upholding the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Cross-State Air Pollution Rule, which addresses air pollution from power plants that contributes to unhealthy air in Maryland and other downwind states: “By making better ...Read More

Air Quality Awareness Week 2014

Last year, Maryland’s air was the cleanest in the three decades that ground level ozone has been measured. Hot summer sunshine generally increases the amount of ground-level ozone in our air, and that causes health issues for many Marylanders with asthma or other respiratory problems. Last summer had a ...Read More

Frederick News-Post: Wind-borne pollution

Up to 70 percent of Maryland’s air pollution is from smog generated by coal-burning power plants, vehicles and industries carried on westerly winds from the Ohio River Valley along the I-95 corridor. No matter what the Old Line State does to clean up its homegrown air contamination, this blowback ...Read More

Washington Post: Northeastern states will press Midwest, Appalachia on clean air

Governors of eight Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic states will announce on Monday a push to force Midwestern and Appalachian states to cut air pollution they say is causing their citizens respiratory diseases and public health problems. The governors will petition the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to require nine states — ...Read More

Maryland among Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states seeking to curb air pollution from upwind states

MEDIA CONTACTS: Samantha Kappalman Jay Apperson FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Eight states file petition to require upwind states to take action; move would require upwind states to reduce air pollution, protecting Marylanders’ health BALTIMORE, MD (December 9, 2013) – Maryland and seven other Northeast and Mid-Atlantic States today ...Read More

Baltimore Sun: Cleaner air helps Chesapeake Bay

Study finds reduced power plant, vehicle emissions ease nitrogen pollution in streams   Tim Wheeler 8:00 p.m. EST, November 6, 2013   Reducing air pollution has given an unexpectedly big boost to long-running efforts to clean up the Chesapeake Bay, a new study finds. Resarchers at the University of Maryland Center ...Read More