Climate change Archive

Board of Public Works approves funding for clean water and the Chesapeake Bay

Board of Public Works approves funding for clean water and the Chesapeake Bay Grant made possible by Clean Water Commerce Act will fund water pollution reductions to Bay tributary in Harford County BALTIMORE (April 24, 2019) – The Maryland Board of Public Works approved the first funding stemming from ...Read More

Maryland releases draft Chesapeake Bay restoration plan

MARYLAND RELEASES DRAFT CHESAPEAKE BAY RESTORATION PLAN Public invited to comment on draft Phase III Watershed Implementation Plan BALTIMORE (April 12, 2019) – A draft plan for continued progress in restoring Maryland’s portion of the Chesapeake Bay is now available for public review and comment. The draft Phase III ...Read More

Secretary Grumbles Attends COP24 Convention in Poland

MEDIA CONTACTS: Mark Shaffer (410) 537-3056 mark.shaffer1@maryland.gov   Secretary Grumbles Attends COP24 Convention in Poland   BALTIMORE, MD (December 14, 2018) – Maryland Environment Secretary Ben Grumbles’ attended the 24th Conference Of the Parties (COP24) convention in Katowice, Poland, earlier this week with a delegation of states and foundations to ...Read More

Maryland to Phase Out Hydrofluorocarbons

Maryland to Phase Out Hydrofluorocarbons Maryland joins U.S. Climate Alliance states in reducing potent greenhouse gases BALTIMORE (Sept. 11, 2018) – Demonstrating the state’s commitment to meeting greenhouse gas reduction goals, Maryland will be pursuing measures to phase out the use of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), greenhouse gases that are significantly ...Read More

Maryland Environment Secretary Grumbles to Attend Global and National Summits on Climate and Water

MEDIA CONTACTS: Jay Apperson (410) 537-3003 jay.apperson@maryland.gov   Maryland Environment Secretary Grumbles to Attend Global and National Summits on Climate and Water   BALTIMORE, MD (September 11, 2018) – On behalf of the Hogan administration, Maryland Environment Secretary Ben Grumbles will be attending, speaking at, and/or moderating more than a ...Read More

Maryland Dept. of the Environment announces draft spending plan for Volkswagen settlement funds

MEDIA CONTACTS: Jay Apperson (410) 537-3003 jay.apperson@maryland.gov Maryland Dept. of the Environment announces draft spending plan for Volkswagen settlement funds Maryland proposes to invest $75.7 million share of federal court settlement in Volkswagen “defeat devices” case in clean car technology; public comment period open, listening sessions to be announced ...Read More

C-SPAN: Climate Change Policy

The World Resources Institute held a discussion on climate change policy with experts including Maryland Environment Secretary Ben Grumbles. Panelists discussed climate policy globally, at the U.S. federal government level, and the state and local levels. Secretary Grumbles appears in excerpts from 35 minutes, 30 seconds to 37 minutes; 40 ...Read More

Hogan Administration Urges EPA to Drop Plan to Weaken Vehicle Air Pollution Emissions Standards

MEDIA CONTACTS: Jay Apperson (410) 537-3003 jay.apperson@maryland.gov Hogan Administration Urges EPA to Drop Plan to Weaken Vehicle Air Pollution Emissions Standards Governor Calls on Federal Agency to Leave Current Greenhouse Gas Emissions Standards in Place BALTIMORE, MD (April 4, 2018) – Due to the known effects of increased air pollution ...Read More

Md. Environment Sec. Grumbles to Attend U.N. Climate Change Conference in Germany

MEDIA CONTACTS: Jay Apperson (410) 537-3003 jay.apperson@maryland.gov Md. Environment Sec. Grumbles to Attend U.N. Climate Change Conference in Germany Baltimore, MD (November 9, 2017) – The Maryland Department of Environment today announced that Secretary Ben Grumbles will attend the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Bonn, Germany. Secretary Grumbles will ...Read More

Maryland Commission on Climate Change issues annual report

MEDIA CONTACTS: Jay Apperson (410) 537-3003 jay.apperson@maryland.gov Maryland Commission on Climate Change issues annual report Baltimore, MD (Nov. 21, 2016) –Maryland continues to make progress in meeting goals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and in adapting and responding to climate change, a new report shows. The report – unanimously ...Read More
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