Press releases Archive

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

Waterways in Dorchester County Reclassified for Shellfish Harvesting

MEDIA CONTACTS: Jay Apperson (410) 537-3003 jay.apperson@maryland.gov   Waterways in Dorchester County Reclassified for Shellfish Harvesting Section of Slaughter Creek closed to harvesting, portions of Hudson Creek, Little Choptank River “conditionally approved”   BALTIMORE, MD (April 9, 2019) – The Maryland Department of the Environment has reclassified waterways in ...Read More

Governor Hogan Statement on Trump Administration’s Cuts To Chesapeake Bay Program

Governor Hogan Statement on Trump Administration’s Cuts To Chesapeake Bay Program   ANNAPOLIS, MD (March 13, 2019) – Governor Larry Hogan today issued the following statement on the Trump Administration’s proposed Fiscal Year 2020 Budget, which would drastically cut funding for Chesapeake Bay restoration: “As Governor of Maryland and Chairman ...Read More

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

MEDIA CONTACTS: Jay Apperson (410) 537-3003 jay.apperson@maryland.gov   Board of Public Works approves funding for clean water and the Chesapeake Bay Grants and loans will reduce pollution and energy consumption, improve drinking water system   BALTIMORE, MD (March 6, 2019) – The Maryland Board of Public Works approved more than ...Read More

Department of the Environment Finalizes Spending Plan for Volkswagen Settlement Money

MEDIA CONTACTS: Jay Apperson (410) 537-3003 jay.apperson@maryland.gov   Department of the Environment Finalizes Spending Plan for Volkswagen Settlement Money Maryland responds to public comment on initial proposal, increases local government funding and adds electric school bus pilot program to $75.7 million spending plan   BALTIMORE, MD (February 13, 2019) ...Read More

Maryland Departments of Environment, Education Announce Idle Free MD Program to Reduce School Bus Emissions

MEDIA CONTACTS: MDE: Mark Shaffer (410) 537-3003 mark.shaffer1@maryland.gov MSDE: Bill Reinhard (410) 767-0486 william.reinhard@maryland.gov   Maryland Departments of Environment, Education Announce Idle Free MD Program to Reduce School Bus Emissions   BALTIMORE, MD (February 7, 2019) – The Maryland Department of the Environment and the Maryland State Department of Education ...Read More

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

MEDIA CONTACTS: Jay Apperson (410) 537-3003 jay.apperson@maryland.gov   Board of Public Works approves funding for clean water and the Chesapeake Bay Grants and loans will reduce pollution and energy consumption   BALTIMORE, MD (February 6, 2019) – The Maryland Board of Public Works approved more than $60 million in grants ...Read More

Department of the Environment to Monitor Air Near Poultry Houses

MEDIA CONTACTS: Jay Apperson (410) 537-3003 jay.apperson@maryland.gov   Department of the Environment to Monitor Air Near Poultry Houses Maryland using science-based partnerships to answer questions about air quality near Eastern Shore poultry operations   BALTIMORE, MD (January 29, 2019) – The Maryland Department of the Environment will sample the air ...Read More

Governor Larry Hogan Proposes Major Investments for Maryland Environment, Chesapeake Bay

MEDIA CONTACTS: Jason Schellhardt (410) 454-0311 jason.schellhardt@maryland.gov Stephen Schatz (410) 260-8004 stephen.schatz@maryland.gov Jay Apperson (410) 537-3003 jay.apperson@maryland.gov   Governor Larry Hogan Proposes Major Investments for Maryland Environment, Chesapeake Bay FY 2020 Budget Includes Record Investment in Bay Restoration   ANNAPOLIS, MD (January 18, 2019) – For the fifth year in ...Read More

Maryland Reduces Use of Road Salts to Protect the Environment and Public Health

MEDIA CONTACTS: MDE: Jay Apperson (410) 537-3003 jay.apperson@maryland.gov   MDOT SHA: Charlie Gischlar  (410) 454-0311 cgischlar@sha.state.md.us   Maryland Reduces Use of Road Salts to Protect the Environment and Public Health Residents urged to stay safe in winter weather but cut back on salt when possible   BALTIMORE, MD (January ...Read More
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