Governor O’Malley Archive

Maryland Achieved 2012-2013 Pollution Reduction Targets for Bay Restoration

Media Contacts: MDE: Jay Apperson 410-537-3172/ jay.apperson@maryland.govDNR: Karis King 410-260-8001 / karis.king@maryland.govMDA: Julie Oberg 410-841-5889 / julie.oberg@maryland.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Maryland Achieved 2012-2013 Pollution Reduction Targets for Bay RestorationSets 2014 –2015 targets; on target to reach 2017 goals BALTIMORE, MD (June 26, 2014) – The Chesapeake Bay Program announced today ...Read More

Capital Gazette: New Chesapeake Bay agreement sets 10 goals, deadlines

Governors and officials from six states gathered in Annapolis Monday to sign the latest agreement on fighting pollution in the Chesapeake Bay, the nation’s largest estuary. Gina McCarthy, administrator of the federal Environmental Protection Agency, also signed the document, which sets 10 goals, including sustainable fisheries, better water quality, ...Read More

Board of Public Works Approves Funding for Clean Water and the Chesapeake Bay

MEDIA CONTACTS: Samantha Kappalman samantha.kappalman@maryland.gov Jay Apperson jay.apperson@maryland.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Board of Public Works Approves Funding for Clean Water and the Chesapeake Bay  Grants and loans will reduce pollution, improve water quality and wastewater infrastructure BALTIMORE, MD (June 18, 2014) – The Maryland Board of Public Works approved more ...Read More

Governor Martin O’Malley Hosts Chesapeake Executive Council Meeting

MEDIA CONTACTS: Nina Smith, Governor’s Office: 410-533-0363 nina.smith@maryland.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: GOVERNOR MARTIN O’MALLEY HOSTS CHESAPEAKE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MEETING Members sign Landmark Chesapeake Watershed Agreement   ANNAPOLIS, MD (June 16, 2014) — Governor Martin O’Malley, 2014 chair of the Chesapeake Executive Council, today hosted Bay Program partners in Annapolis ...Read More

Governor O’Malley Issues Statement on President Obama’s Proposal to Reduce Carbon Dioxide Pollution

MEDIA CONTACTS: Nina Smith, Governor’s Office: 410-533-0363 nina.smith@maryland.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: ANNAPOLIS, MD (June 2, 2014) Governor O’Malley today released the following statement in response to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s announcement of a proposed rule to reduce carbon dioxide pollution from existing power plants: “Climate change is transforming ...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

SF Gate: O’Malley urges grads to fight climate change

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Gov. Martin O’Malley urged graduating students from the state’s flagship university Thursday to work against climate change, which he called “the transformation that transforms everything.” O’Malley, a term-limited Democrat who is considering a run for the White House in 2016, said climate change is transforming education, language, ...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 nina.smith@maryland.gov 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

Governor O’Malley Signs Bills to Prepare For Impacts of Climate Change and Extreme Weather

MEDIA CONTACTS: Nina Smith, Governor’s Office: 410-533-0363 nina.smith@maryland.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: GOVERNOR O’MALLEY SIGNS BILLS TO PREPARE FOR IMPACTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE AND EXTREME WEATHER   ANNAPOLIS, MD (May 6, 2014) — Governor Martin O’Malley yesterday signed into law two pieces of legislation that will help the State prepare for the impacts of ...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
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