Press releases Archive

Maryland Department of the Environment Makes Final Determination to Issue Stormwater Permits to Baltimore and Prince George’s Counties and Baltimore City

For Immediate Release: Maryland Department of the Environment Makes Final Determination to Issue Stormwater Permits to Baltimore and Prince George’s Counties and Baltimore City Permit for Anne Arundel County expected to be issued by the end of 2013 BALTIMORE, MD (December 23, 2013) – As part of ongoing efforts ...Read More

**MEDIA ADVISORY** MDE’s Stormwater Innovations Tour highlights the Bay-Wise Yardstick program in Frederick

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: **MEDIA ADVISORY** MDE’s Stormwater Innovations Tour highlights the Bay-Wise Yardstick program in Frederick BALTIMORE, MD (December 17, 2013) – Maryland Department of the Environment Secretary Robert M. Summers will highlight stormwater remediation efforts at a private residence in the City of Frederick tomorrow, Wednesday, December 18. This is the fourth stop on ...Read More

Governor O’malley Releases Statement Upon His Election As Chair Of Chesapeake Executive Council

MEDIA CONTACTS: Nina Smith Office: 410-974-2316 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ANNAPOLIS, MD. (December 12, 2013) — Governor O’Malley released the following statement upon his election as chair of the Chesapeake Executive Council:  “It is an honor to be elected chair of the Chesapeake Executive Council again, during what will be my ...Read More

Maryland among Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states seeking to curb air pollution from upwind states

MEDIA CONTACTS: Samantha Kappalman samantha.kappalman@maryland.gov Jay Apperson jay.apperson@maryland.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Eight states file petition to require upwind states to take action; move would require upwind states to reduce air pollution, protecting Marylanders’ health BALTIMORE, MD (December 9, 2013) – Maryland and seven other Northeast and Mid-Atlantic States today ...Read More

Department of Environment issues enforcement actions

MEDIA CONTACTS: Samantha Kappalman samantha.kappalman@maryland.gov Jay Apperson jay.apperson@maryland.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENT ISSUES ENFORCEMENT ACTIONS Agency Seeks Penalties, Corrective Actions for Alleged Violations of Land, Air and Water Regulations BALTIMORE, MD (December 5, 2013) – The Maryland Department of the Environment today announced major enforcement actions in ...Read More

Board of Public Works Approves Funding for Clean Water and the Chesapeake Bay

MEDIA CONTACTS: Samantha Kappalman samantha.kappalman@maryland.gov Jay Apperson jay.apperson@maryland.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Grants and loans will reduce pollution, improve drinking water and wastewater infrastructure BALTIMORE, MD (December 4, 2013) – The Maryland Board of Public Works approved more than $128 million in funding today to upgrade a large sewage treatment ...Read More

**SOCIAL MEDIA RELEASE** Maryland Department of the Environment highlights best stormwater management practices at Quiet Waters Park in Annapolis

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: **SOCIAL MEDIA RELEASE** Maryland Department of the Environment highlights best stormwater management practices at Quiet Waters Park in Annapolis ANNAPOLIS, MD (December 3, 2013) – Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) Deputy Secretary David Costello today visited rain gardens at the Reading and Butterfly Gardens/Watershed Education ...Read More

RGGI States Recommend that EPA Support Flexible Market-Based Carbon Pollution Programs

States Submit Comments on Proposed Carbon Pollution Rules for Existing Power Plants The nine Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic states participating in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), the nation’s first market-based regulatory program to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) pollution, have submitted comments to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for consideration as ...Read More

Delegate Maggie McIntosh and MDE Secretary Summers Award Grand Prize for “Americana Chicken” at MDE’s Rethink Recycling Contest

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: **Social Media Release** Delegate Maggie McIntosh and MDE Secretary Summers Award Grand Prize for “Americana Chicken” at MDE’s Rethink Recycling Contest Annual contest promotes recycling and creativity among high school students   Emma BrenengenGrand Prize Winner Amy Elberfeld1st Place – Creativity Sophia Fornaro1st place: Workmanship Taylor Dick1st ...Read More

Maryland Department of the Environment highlights best practices in stormwater management at Real Food Farm of Civic Works

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: **SOCIAL MEDIA RELEASE** Maryland Department of the Environment highlights best practices in stormwater management at Real Food Farm of Civic Works BALTIMORE, MD (November 20, 2013) – Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) Secretary Robert M. Summers today kicked off the MDE Stormwater Innovations Tour at Real Food Farm ...Read More
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