Clean Air Archive

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

Governors Announce Bold Initiative to Put 3.3 Million Zero-Emission Vehicles on the Road by 2025

Governor O’Malley and governors from seven other states today announced a groundbreaking initiative to put 3.3 million zero-emission vehicles on the roads in their states within a dozen years. These governors have joined forces to revolutionize the automobile market by promoting zero-emission vehicles. The use of these clean vehicles ...Read More

Department of Environment issues enforcement actions

Press Release Media Contacts: Samantha Kappalmansamantha.kappalman@maryland.gov Jay Appersonjay.apperson@maryland.gov 410-537-3003   Department of Environment Issues Enforcement Actions Agency Seeks Penalties, Corrective Actions for Alleged Violations of Land, Air and Water Regulations  BALTIMORE, MD (October 9, 2013) – The Maryland Department of the Environment today announced major enforcement actions in recent months for ...Read More

New Bay 101 video looks at air pollution and water quality

    Check out this new video in the Chesapeake Bay Program’s Bay 101 series. In it, MDE’s Randy Mosier explains that air pollution doesn’t just cloud the air we breathe. Airborne pollutants can also harm our waterways, including the Chesapeake Bay, by fueling the growth of harmful algae ...Read More

Department of Environment issues enforcement actions

Agency Seeks Penalites, Corrective Actions for Alleged Violations of Land, Air and Water Regulations  BALTIMORE, MD (August 15, 2013) – The Maryland Department of the Environment today announced major enforcement actions in recent months for alleged violations of State and federal environmental laws to protect public health and our land, ...Read More

Department of the Environment reminds residents to take steps in response to air quality alerts

Hottest weather of the year brings “Code Orange” forecast to most of Maryland  BALTIMORE, MD (July 17, 2013) – With some of the hottest weather of the summer increasing the potential for bad air quality, the Maryland Department of the Environment reminds residents to take steps to protect their health ...Read More
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