Press releases Archive

Hogan administration issues comprehensive environmental plan for Conowingo Dam, Susquehanna River, Chesapeake Bay

MEDIA CONTACTS: Jay Apperson (410) 537-3003 jay.apperson@maryland.gov Hogan administration issues comprehensive environmental plan for Conowingo Dam, Susquehanna River, Chesapeake Bay Newly issued Water Quality Certification for dam will drive major restoration and pollution prevention efforts upstream and downstream to benefit the river and Bay BALTIMORE, MD (April 27, 2018) ...Read More

MDE Secretary Grumbles, Attorney General Frosh Announce $33.5 Million Settlement with Volkswagen

MEDIA CONTACTS: Jay Apperson (410) 537-3003 jay.apperson@maryland.gov MDE Secretary Grumbles, Attorney General Frosh Announce $33.5 Million Settlement with Volkswagen Resolves Litigation Stemming from the Auto Manufacturers’ Use of “Defeat Devices” that Concealed Illegal Amounts of Harmful Emissions BALTIMORE, MD (April 925, 2018) – Maryland Secretary of the Environment Ben Grumbles ...Read More

Department of the Environment Announces Interactive Map for Fish Consumption Advisories

MEDIA CONTACTS Jay Apperson (410) 537-3003 jay.apperson@maryland.gov Department of the Environment Announces Interactive Map for Fish Consumption Advisories New map provides improved customer service, updated health-based meal advisories for recreationally caught fish in Maryland BALTIMORE (April 11, 2018) – The Maryland Department of the Environment today announced the development ...Read More

St. Mary’s County Waterways Reclassified for Shellfish Harvesting

MEDIA CONTACTS: Jay Apperson (410) 537-3003 jay.apperson@maryland.gov St. Mary’s County Waterways Reclassified for Shellfish Harvesting Portions of Smith and Jutland creeks closed to harvesting BALTIMORE, MD (April 9, 2018) – The Maryland Department of the Environment has reclassified portions of Smith and Jutland creeks in St. Mary’s County for shellfish ...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 BALTIMORE, MD (April 4, 2018) – The Maryland Board of Public Works approved more than $2.3 million in grants and ...Read More

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
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