Press releases Archive

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

MDE Secretary Grumbles Announces Settlements with Fiat Chrysler and Bosch to Resolve Diesel Cheating Allegations

MEDIA CONTACTS: Jay Apperson (410) 537-3003 jay.apperson@maryland.gov   MDE Secretary Grumbles Announces Settlements with Fiat Chrysler and Bosch to Resolve Diesel Cheating Allegations Fiat must fix cars, pay consumers, pay substantial penalties; parts supplier Bosch pays for its role in VW and Fiat/Chrysler use of “defeat devices” that concealed ...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 Funding will reduce pollution and energy consumption   BALTIMORE, MD (January 2, 2019) – The Maryland Board of Public Works approved more than $46 million in funding today to ...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 systems   BALTIMORE, MD (December 19, 2018) – The Maryland Board of Public Works approved more than ...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
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