Press releases Archive

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

Press release Media contacts: Samantha Kappalman samantha.kappalman@maryland.gov Jay Apperson jay.apperson@maryland.gov 410-537-3003 Board of Public Works Approves Funding for Clean Water and the Chesapeake Bay Grants and loans will reduce pollution, improve drinking water and wastewater infrastructure   BALTIMORE, MD (October 2, 2013) – The Maryland Board of Public Works ...Read More

MDE, Baltimore City and partners “plug” charging station opening

First curbside station to be placed on a Baltimore Street; Investment in charging stations, knowledge of the benefits of electric vehicles, strategic partnerships mean better air quality for Maryland residents.  (BALTIMORE, MD) September 27, 2013 – Maryland Department of the Environment Deputy Secretary Kathy Kinsey and Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, along ...Read More

Lead poisoning cases drop, many cases linked to properties not previously covered by Maryland law

Department of Environment releases 2012 Childhood Lead Registry report; continued reduction in cases shows impact of Maryland’s 1994 law; legislation addresses cases in newer rental units and owner-occupied housing   BALTIMORE, MD (September 24, 2013) – Childhood lead poisoning in Maryland continued to decrease last year, but a significant number of ...Read More

Governor O’Malley statement on Environmental Protection Agency’s announcement of a carbon pollution standard for new power plants

ANNAPOLIS, MD  – Governor Martin O’Malley today released the following statement on the Environmental Protection Agency’s announcement of a carbon pollution standard for new power plants: “We in Maryland commend President Obama and the Environmental Protection Agency for taking this important step forward to limit carbon pollution from future ...Read More

MDE reminds dog owners to “Scoop the Poop” every stinkin’ time

Pet Waste is Responsible for 24 Percent of Bacteria in Urban and Suburban Waterways  (Baltimore, MD) August 27, 2013 – Maryland Department of the Environment Secretary Robert M. Summers encouraged pet owners to “scoop the poop,” during an event held today at Patterson Park in Baltimore City. An estimated 1.3 million dogs ...Read More

Department of Environment issues enforcement actions

Agency Seeks Penalites, Corrective Actions for Alleged Violations of Land, Air and Water Regulations  BALTIMORE, MD (August 15, 2013) – The Maryland Department of the Environment today announced major enforcement actions in recent months for alleged violations of State and federal environmental laws to protect public health and our land, ...Read More

Governor Martin O’Malley hosts Maryland Climate Change Summit, releases final Greenhouse Gas Reduction Act Plan

Participants discuss actions Maryland is taking to address the impacts of climate change  BALTIMORE, MD (July 25, 2013) – Governor Martin O’Malley hosted hundreds of scientists, business leaders, environmental advocates and community activists today at a climate change summit to celebrate the release of Maryland’s Greenhouse Gas Reduction Act Plan ...Read More

Department of the Environment reminds residents to take steps in response to air quality alerts

Hottest weather of the year brings “Code Orange” forecast to most of Maryland  BALTIMORE, MD (July 17, 2013) – With some of the hottest weather of the summer increasing the potential for bad air quality, the Maryland Department of the Environment reminds residents to take steps to protect their health ...Read More
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