Press releases Archive

Hogan Administration Leads Coordinated Rapid Response to Limited Oil Spill in Baltimore City

Hogan Administration Leads Coordinated Rapid Response to Limited Oil Spill in Baltimore City Situation Contained; Maryland Department of Environment Assisting U.S. Coast Guard ANNAPOLIS, MD – The Hogan administration is leading a coordinated response to a limited oil spill on Jones Falls in Baltimore City, between Pier 6 and President Street ...Read More

Conditions at Maryland Beaches Available on Mobile Devices

Conditions at Maryland Beaches Available on Mobile Devices Department of the Environment urges beachgoers to use app to stay informed; annual report shows Maryland beaches are healthy BALTIMORE, MD (May 24, 2019) – The Maryland Department of the Environment is reminding swimmers that information on conditions at the state’s ...Read More

Maryland Green Registry Leadership Awards Winners Honored on 10th Anniversary of the Program

MEDIA CONTACTS: Mark Shaffer (410) 537-3056 mark.shaffer1@maryland.gov   Maryland Green Registry Leadership Awards Winners Honored on 10th Anniversary of the Program Members save nearly $105 million through environmental practices   BALTIMORE, MD (May 21, 2019) – Maryland Department of the Environment Secretary Ben Grumbles joined members of the Maryland ...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   BALTIMORE, MD (May 8, 2019) – The Maryland Board of Public Works approved more than $17 million in grants and loans today to reduce pollution and improve ...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 Grant made possible by Clean Water Commerce Act will fund water pollution reductions to Bay tributary in Harford County BALTIMORE (April 24, 2019) – The Maryland Board of Public Works approved the first funding stemming from ...Read More

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
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