Press releases Archive

Department of the Environment extends public comment period on Water Quality Certification application for proposed Conowingo Dam relicensing

Media contact: Jay Apperson jay.apperson@maryland.gov 410-537-3003 Department of the Environment extends public comment period on Water Quality Certification application for proposed Conowingo Dam relicensing Applicant Exelon must show project will comply with state water quality standards and requirements; public hearing to follow public comment period BALTIMORE (Aug. 8, 2017) ...Read More

EPA Backs Maryland Plan to Improve Water Quality

MEDIA CONTACTS: David Sternberg (215) 814-5548 sternberg.david@epa.gov EPA Backs Maryland Plan to Improve Water Quality Philadelphia, PA (Aug. 1, 2017) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced it has approved and helped fund a $303 million plan by Maryland to implement 36 clean water projects, including a series of ...Read More

Hogan Administration Announces New Reforms to Vehicle Emissions Inspection Program

MEDIA CONTACTS: Hannah Marr hannah.marr@maryland.gov Shareese Churchill (410) 974-2316 shareese.churchill@maryland.gov Hogan Administration Announces New Reforms to Vehicle Emissions Inspection Program Implements Recommendation from Governor’s Regulatory Reform Commission, Plan to Save Customers $2.25 Million Per Year   ANNAPOLIS, MD – Governor Larry Hogan today announced regulatory reforms that will save Maryland ...Read More

Stolen construction tool containing small amounts of radioactive material recovered with no signs of damage or tampering

Media contact: Jay Apperson jay.apperson@maryland.gov 410-537-3003 Stolen construction tool containing small amounts of radioactive material recovered with no signs of damage or tampering BALTIMORE (July 7, 2017) – A construction tool containing small amounts of radioactive material that was reported stolen last week from a highway project site in ...Read More

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

MEDIA CONTACT: Jay Apperson (410) 537-3003 jay.apperson@maryland.gov   Board of Public Works approves funding for clean water and the Chesapeake Bay Grants will reduce pollution, improve drinking water and wastewater infrastructure, save energy BALTIMORE (July 5, 2017) – The Maryland Board of Public Works approved more than $92 million ...Read More

Maryland Department of the Environment, Prince George’s County Police Seek Stolen Construction Tool Containing Small Amounts of Radioactive Material

MEDIA CONTACTS: Jay Apperson (410) 537-3003 jay.apperson@maryland.gov Maryland Department of the Environment, Prince George’s County Police Seek Stolen Construction Tool Containing Small Amounts of Radioactive Material Device reported stolen from construction site in Prince George’s County, not a hazard as long as radioactive material remains locked Baltimore, MD (June ...Read More

Governor Larry Hogan Announces Multi-Agency Efforts to Reduce Lead Poisoning, Asthma Cases

MEDIA CONTACTS: Hannah Marr hannah.marr@maryland.gov Shareese Churchill (410) 974-2316 shareese.churchill@maryland.gov Governor Larry Hogan Announces Multi-Agency Efforts to Reduce Lead Poisoning, Asthma Cases State Departments of Health, Environment, and Housing to Direct $7 Million to Local Communities Annapolis, MD (June 29, 2017) – Governor Larry Hogan today announced that the U.S. ...Read More

Maryland Green Registry Leadership Winners Honored 

MEDIA CONTACTS: Jay Apperson (410) 537-3003 jay.apperson@maryland.gov Adrienne Diaczok (410) 537-3003 adrienne.diaczok@maryland.gov Maryland Green Registry Leadership Winners Honored Members report $104 million in savings through environmental practices BALTIMORE, MD (June 15, 2017) – The Maryland Department of the Environment today announced that five Maryland organizations received leadership awards Wednesday night at ...Read More

Maryland Environment Secretary to lead regional air pollution commission

Media contact: Jay Apperson jay.apperson@maryland.gov 410-537-3003 MARYLAND ENVIRONMENT SECRETARY TO LEAD REGIONAL AIR POLLUTION COMMISSION Grumbles unanimously voted to chair Ozone Transport Commission; pollution from upwind states continues to significantly affect the quality of air that Marylanders breathe BALTIMORE (June 13, 2017) – Maryland Environment Secretary Ben Grumbles has been ...Read More

St. Mary’s Co. Waterway Reclassified to Restrict Shellfish Harvesting

MEDIA CONTACTS: Jay Apperson (410) 537-3003 jay.apperson@maryland.gov St. Mary’s Co. Waterway Reclassified to Restrict Shellfish Harvesting Portion of Herring Creek closed to harvesting Baltimore, MD (May 26, 2017) – The Maryland Department of the Environment is closing a portion of a waterway in St. Mary’s County to shellfish harvesting. A ...Read More
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