Press releases 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 Grants and loans will reduce pollution, prevent sewage overflows and backups, improve drinking water reliability BALTIMORE (April 1, 2020) – The Maryland Board of Public Works approved funding of more than $132 million for improvements to ...Read More

Department of the Environment issues reminder: “No wipes in the pipes”

DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT ISSUES REMINDER: “NO WIPES IN THE PIPES” Disposable wipes, paper towels should not go into the toilet, which can cause sewage backups and overflows BALTIMORE (March 25, 2020) – The Maryland Department of the Environment is reminding everyone that they should not dispose of wipes, ...Read More

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 Grants and loans will reduce pollution and energy consumption, improve drinking water system BALTIMORE (March 4, 2020) – The Maryland Board of Public Works approved nearly $9 million in grants and loans today to reduce pollution, ...Read More

Secretary Grumbles statement on Supreme Court decision in Carroll County stormwater permit appeal

SECRETARY GRUMBLES STATEMENT ON SUPREME COURT DECISION IN CARROLL COUNTY STORMWATER PERMIT APPEAL   BALTIMORE (March 2, 2020) — Maryland Environment Secretary Ben Grumbles issued the following statement in response to the decision today by the Supreme Court of the United States to deny Carroll County’s petition to be ...Read More

Department of the Environment, Attorney General file suit alleging improper lead paint inspections

DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT, ATTORNEY GENERAL FILE SUIT ALLEGING IMPROPER LEAD PAINT INSPECTIONS Complaint charges that inspection company issued lead-free certificates for homes with lead-based paint, includes more than 150 alleged violations BALTIMORE (Feb. 12, 2020) – The Maryland Department of the Environment and the Maryland Attorney General have ...Read More

Anne Arundel County waterways reclassified for shellfish harvesting

ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY WATERWAYS RECLASSIFIED FOR SHELLFISH HARVESTING Portions of Rhode, West rivers approved for harvesting; four leases affected by change BALTIMORE (Feb. 10, 2020) – The Maryland Department of the Environment has reclassified portions of the Rhode and West rivers in Anne Arundel County for shellfish harvesting. More ...Read More

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 Grants will reduce pollution, improve water quality BALTIMORE (January 8, 2020) – The Maryland Board of Public Works approved more than $4.7 million in grants today to reduce pollution and improve water quality. The Board is ...Read More

Md. Environment Sec. Grumbles Attends Key Global Climate Conference in Spain

MEDIA CONTACTS: Mark Shaffer (410) 537-3003 mark.shaffer1@maryland.gov   Md. Environment Sec. Grumbles Attends Key Global Climate Conference in Spain Delegation of U.S. states delivers on bipartisanship and ocean stewardship   BALTIMORE, MD (December 13, 2019) – Maryland Department of the Environment Secretary Ben Grumbles attended and participated throughout the ...Read More

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   BALTIMORE (Dec. 4, 2019) – The Maryland Board of Public Works approved more than $3.6 million in grants today to reduce pollution and improve water quality. The board is composed of Governor Larry Hogan, Treasurer ...Read More

Environment Secretary Ben Grumbles honors student artists at 18th annual Rethink Recycling Sculpture Contest

Environment Secretary Ben Grumbles honors student artists at 18th annual Rethink Recycling Sculpture Contest Annual awards promote recycling and creativity among high school students BALTIMORE, MD (November 22, 2019) – Environment Secretary Ben Grumbles presented a grand prize and prizes to eight other student winners today at the department’s ...Read More
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