Press releases Archive

Hogan Administration Urges EPA to Drop Plan to Weaken Vehicle Air Pollution Emissions Standards

MEDIA CONTACTS: Jay Apperson (410) 537-3003 jay.apperson@maryland.gov Hogan Administration Urges EPA to Drop Plan to Weaken Vehicle Air Pollution Emissions Standards Governor Calls on Federal Agency to Leave Current Greenhouse Gas Emissions Standards in Place BALTIMORE, MD (April 4, 2018) – Due to the known effects of increased air pollution ...Read More

Maryland Department of the Environment Issues Stringent Permit for Proposed Pipeline with Comprehensive Safeguards

Media Contact: Jay Apperson 410-537-3003 jay.apperson@maryland.gov Maryland Department of the Environment Issues Stringent Permit for Proposed Pipeline with  Comprehensive Safeguards Year-long review results in over 20 environmental conditions including drinking water protection, drilling fluids, monitoring and notification, sinkhole prevention BALTIMORE (March 16, 2018) – The Maryland Department of the ...Read More

Maryland Green Registry Reaches 500th Member

Media Contact: Mark Shaffer 410-537-3056 mark.shaffer1@maryland.gov   Maryland Green Registry Reaches 500th Member Voluntary Program Encourages Businesses to Reduce Environmental Impact BALTIMORE, MD (March 13, 2018) – The Maryland Department of Environment today announced that the Maryland Green Registry program recently passed an important milestone with the addition of ...Read More

Department of the Environment Issues Draft Water Quality Report

MEDIA CONTACTS: Jay Apperson (410) 537-3003 jay.apperson@maryland.gov Department of the Environment Issues Draft Water Quality Report Report notes statewide water quality challenges and opportunities, need for action on Conowingo Dam; draft open for comment, public meeting set BALTIMORE, MD (February 26, 2018) – The Maryland Department of the Environment has ...Read More

Kent Narrows Temporarily Opening for Shellfish Harvesting

MEDIA CONTACTS: Jay Apperson (410) 537-3003 jay.apperson@maryland.gov Kent Narrows Temporarily Opening for Shellfish Harvesting BALTIMORE, MD (February 13, 2018) – The Maryland Department of the Environment is temporarily reclassifying waters in the Kent Narrows in Queen Anne’s County from closed to open to allow oysters and clams to be harvested. ...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 reliability, reduce energy consumption BALTIMORE, MD (February 7, 2018) – The Maryland Board of Public Works approved more than $316 million ...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 and wastewater infrastructure Baltimore, MD (December 6, 2017) – The Maryland Board of Public Works approved more than $2.6 million in ...Read More

Anne Arundel County Waterway Reclassified for Shellfish Harvesting

MEDIA CONTACTS: Jay Apperson (410) 537-3003 jay.apperson@maryland.gov Anne Arundel County Waterway Reclassified for Shellfish Harvesting Portion of Rhode River section closed in 2016 now “conditionally approved”; change allows leaseholders to resume harvesting Baltimore, MD (December 4, 2017) – The Maryland Department of the Environment has reclassified a portion of the ...Read More

First Lady Yumi Hogan joins Environment Secretary Ben Grumbles for 16th annual Rethink Recycling Sculpture Contest

MEDIA CONTACTS: Adrienne Diaczok (410) 537-3003 adrienne.diaczok@maryland.gov First Lady Yumi Hogan joins Environment Secretary Ben Grumbles for 16th annual Rethink Recycling Sculpture Contest Annual contest promotes recycling and creativity among high school students  BALTIMORE, MD (November 30, 2017) –First Lady Yumi Hogan joined Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) ...Read More

Md. Environment Sec. Grumbles to Attend U.N. Climate Change Conference in Germany

MEDIA CONTACTS: Jay Apperson (410) 537-3003 jay.apperson@maryland.gov Md. Environment Sec. Grumbles to Attend U.N. Climate Change Conference in Germany Baltimore, MD (November 9, 2017) – The Maryland Department of Environment today announced that Secretary Ben Grumbles will attend the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Bonn, Germany. Secretary Grumbles will ...Read More
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