Press releases Archive

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, energy consumption   BALTIMORE, MD (November 14, 2018) – The Maryland Board of Public Works approved more than $74 million in grants and loans ...Read More

Southern Maryland waterway reclassified for shellfish harvesting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Jay Apperson 410-537-3003 jay.apperson@maryland.gov SOUTHERN MARYLAND WATERWAY RECLASSIFIED FOR SHELLFISH HARVESTING Portion of Wicomico River in Charles, St. Mary’s counties closed to harvesting BALTIMORE (Nov. 5, 2018) – The Maryland Department of the Environment has reclassified a portion of the Wicomico River in Charles ...Read More

Lead poisoning in Maryland drops to lowest recorded levels, testing increases dramatically under state initiative

MEDIA CONTACTS: Jay Apperson (410) 537-3003 jay.apperson@maryland.gov   Lead poisoning in Maryland drops to lowest recorded levels, testing increases dramatically under state initiative Governor Larry Hogan proclaims Lead Poisoning Prevention Week in Maryland   BALTIMORE, MD (October 23, 2018) – Childhood lead poisoning cases in Maryland decreased last year to ...Read More

St. Mary’s County waterway reclassified for shellfish harvesting

MEDIA CONTACTS: Jay Apperson (410) 537-3003 jay.apperson@maryland.gov   St. Mary’s County waterway reclassified for shellfish harvesting St. Patrick Creek reclassified as “conditionally approved”   BALTIMORE, MD (October 15, 2018) – The Maryland Department of the Environment has reclassified a tributary to St. Clements Bay in St. Mary’s County for shellfish ...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 will reduce pollution, energy consumption   BALTIMORE, MD (October 3, 2018) – The Maryland Board of Public Works approved  $13 million in grants today to reduce pollution and ...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

Waterways in St. Mary’s, Calvert Counties Reclassified for Shellfish Harvesting

MEDIA CONTACTS: Jay Apperson (410) 537-3003 jay.apperson@maryland.gov   Waterways in St. Mary’s, Calvert Counties Reclassified for Shellfish Harvesting Battle and Sotterly creeks closed to harvesting, portions of St. Jerome Creek opened   BALTIMORE, MD (September 10, 2018) – The Maryland Department of the Environment has reclassified waterways in St. Mary’s ...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, improve drinking water infrastructure   BALTIMORE, MD (September 5, 2018) – The Maryland Board of Public Works approved more than $6.8 million in ...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
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