Secretary Grumbles Archive

eMDE – Coronavirus Testing All

  THE LATEST FROM THE MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT Coronavirus Testing All Each person, family, and community is being “tested” in how we respond to and cope with the COVID-19 crisis. The same is true for entire organizations, like MDE, the Maryland Department of the Environment. Our 950-person ...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 and loans will reduce pollution and energy consumption, improve drinking water system BALTIMORE (March 4, 2020) – The Maryland Board of Public Works approved nearly $9 million in grants and loans today to reduce pollution, ...Read More

Secretary Grumbles statement on Supreme Court decision in Carroll County stormwater permit appeal

SECRETARY GRUMBLES STATEMENT ON SUPREME COURT DECISION IN CARROLL COUNTY STORMWATER PERMIT APPEAL   BALTIMORE (March 2, 2020) — Maryland Environment Secretary Ben Grumbles issued the following statement in response to the decision today by the Supreme Court of the United States to deny Carroll County’s petition to be ...Read More

MDE issues Notice of Intent to sue owners of Luke Paper Mill under federal hazardous waste law

DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT ISSUES NOTICE OF INTENT TO SUE OWNERS OF LUKE PAPER MILL UNDER FEDERAL HAZARDOUS WASTE LAW Department seeks to stop seepage of “pulping liquor” into North Branch Potomac River BALTIMORE (Feb. 19. 2020) – The State of Maryland, through the Maryland Department of the Environment ...Read More

Department of the Environment, Attorney General file suit alleging improper lead paint inspections

DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT, ATTORNEY GENERAL FILE SUIT ALLEGING IMPROPER LEAD PAINT INSPECTIONS Complaint charges that inspection company issued lead-free certificates for homes with lead-based paint, includes more than 150 alleged violations BALTIMORE (Feb. 12, 2020) – The Maryland Department of the Environment and the Maryland Attorney General have ...Read More

WJZ: Nutrient Removal Project At Patapsco Wastewater Plant Designed To Improve Chesapeake Bay’s Health Complete

For decades, officials have kept a close eye on the Chesapeake Bay as a number of cleanup efforts were underway. Tuesday, one of the largest projects officially wrapped up. After years of construction, the Patapsco Wastewater Treatment Plant’s enhanced nutrient removal project (ENR) is now complete. “Over the last ...Read More

Secretary Grumbles’ U.S. Senate testimony

Maryland Environment Secretary Ben Grumbles testified Jan. 8 before the United States Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works in the Dirksen Senate Office Building in Washington. The hearing was entitled, “The Nonpoint Source Management Program Under the Clean Water Act: Perspectives from States.”     For video and ...Read More

eMDE – A Green 2019 in Review

  THE LATEST FROM THE MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT A Green 2019 in Review Our state witnessed steady progress on the environmental front in 2019, with key milestones and initiatives to protect and restore the health and well-being of all Marylanders. Highlights included regional environmental collaborations for global ...Read More

Md. Environment Sec. Grumbles Attends Key Global Climate Conference in Spain

MEDIA CONTACTS: Mark Shaffer (410) 537-3003 mark.shaffer1@maryland.gov   Md. Environment Sec. Grumbles Attends Key Global Climate Conference in Spain Delegation of U.S. states delivers on bipartisanship and ocean stewardship   BALTIMORE, MD (December 13, 2019) – Maryland Department of the Environment Secretary Ben Grumbles attended and participated throughout the ...Read More

eMDE – Autumn Glory

THE LATEST FROM THE MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT Autumn Glory October delivered not only brilliant colors — see Garrett County, home of the annual Autumn Glory Festival — but also significant initiatives for the environment in Maryland and its neighboring states, far and wide. The month began with ...Read More
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