Press releases Archive

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 Grants and loans will reduce pollution, improve drinking water BALTIMORE (October 30, 2019) – The Maryland Board of Public Works approved more than $5 million in grants and loans today to reduce pollution and improve drinking ...Read More

Governor Hogan Announces Landmark Agreement with Exelon on Conowingo Dam

Governor Hogan Announces Landmark Agreement with Exelon on Conowingo Dam Proposed settlement to provide more than $200 million toward Chesapeake Bay restoration and environmental projects ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan today announced a comprehensive agreement between the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) and Exelon Generation Company, LLC, which requires ...Read More

Lead poisoning numbers in Maryland’s children continue to drop as new state law takes effect in October to accelerate the decline

Lead poisoning numbers in Maryland’s children continue to drop as new state law takes effect in October to accelerate the decline Governor Larry Hogan proclaims Lead Poisoning Prevention Week in Maryland BALTIMORE, MD (October 23, 2018) – The number of Maryland children with elevated levels of lead in their ...Read More

Maryland releases draft plan to achieve climate goals

MARYLAND RELEASES DRAFT PLAN TO ACHIEVE CLIMATE GOALS Reduces Greenhouse Gas Emissions by More Than 40% by 2030 BALTIMORE (Oct. 15, 2019) — The Maryland Department of the Environment has drafted a comprehensive, economy-wide plan to dramatically reduce emissions of greenhouse gases that contribute to climate change. The draft ...Read More

Department of the Environment funds electric and alternative fuel school buses under Volkswagen settlement

Department of the Environment funds electric and alternative fuel school buses under Volkswagen settlement Nearly $2.5 million approved for programs that will improve air quality, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, provide health benefits to children BALTIMORE (Sept. 26, 2019) – The Maryland Department of the Environment has approved nearly $2.5 ...Read More

Department of the Environment participates in Day to Serve month events

DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT PARTICIPATES IN DAY TO SERVE MONTH EVENTS Three cleanups scheduled in South Baltimore BALTIMORE (September 10, 2019) – Maryland Department of the Environment workers will be participating in three cleanup events in Baltimore City as part of the Hogan administration’s Day to Serve month, which ...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 Grants will reduce pollution, energy consumption   BALTIMORE (September 4, 2019) – The Maryland Board of Public Works approved more than $1.4 million in grants today to reduce pollution and save energy. The board is composed ...Read More

Maryland Environment Secretary Grumbles statement on Shugart Valley and Ripley Road solar projects

MARYLAND ENVIRONMENT SECRETARY GRUMBLES STATEMENT ON SHUGART VALLEY AND RIPLEY ROAD SOLAR PROJECTS   BALTIMORE (Aug. 28, 2019) — Maryland Environment Secretary Ben Grumbles issued the following statement on the department’s decision to deny a wetlands and waterways application for the proposed Shugart Valley solar project and its determination ...Read More

Maryland submits Chesapeake Bay clean-up plan

MARYLAND SUBMITS CHESAPEAKE BAY CLEAN-UP PLAN Final Phase III Watershed Implementation Plan sets path to achieving bay restoration goals by 2025 BALTIMORE (Aug. 23, 2019) – Maryland has developed a comprehensive plan for the next steps in continued progress in restoring the Chesapeake Bay. The Phase III Watershed Implementation ...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 Grant stemming from Maryland Clean Water Commerce Act among funding approved   BALTIMORE, MD (August 14, 2019) – The Maryland Board of Public Works approved more than $4 ...Read More
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