Secretary Grumbles Archive

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

eMDE: Ben’s Blog – A September to Remember

THE LATEST FROM THE MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT A September to Remember What a month for important environmental, climate, and clean energy developments within and beyond Maryland. On the biggest stage, the UN Climate Action Summit in New York City from September 22-26, the world was watching and ...Read More

Maryland Green Registry Leadership Awards Winners Honored on 10th Anniversary of the Program

MEDIA CONTACTS: Mark Shaffer (410) 537-3056 mark.shaffer1@maryland.gov   Maryland Green Registry Leadership Awards Winners Honored on 10th Anniversary of the Program Members save nearly $105 million through environmental practices   BALTIMORE, MD (May 21, 2019) – Maryland Department of the Environment Secretary Ben Grumbles joined members of the Maryland ...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   BALTIMORE, MD (May 8, 2019) – The Maryland Board of Public Works approved more than $17 million in grants and loans today to reduce pollution and improve ...Read More

WJZ: Chesapeake Bay’s Health At Risk After Trump Issues Executive Order Relaxing Clean Water Rules

CONOWINGO, Md. (WJZ) — Before the Susquehanna River enters the Chesapeake Bay, the Conowingo Dam churns electric power from it. It’s the kind of energy that falls under federal regulations. With an executive order, President Trump is ordering states not to get in the way of energy infrastructure, by ...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 and energy consumption, improve drinking water system   BALTIMORE, MD (March 6, 2019) – The Maryland Board of Public Works approved more than ...Read More

Department of the Environment Finalizes Spending Plan for Volkswagen Settlement Money

MEDIA CONTACTS: Jay Apperson (410) 537-3003 jay.apperson@maryland.gov   Department of the Environment Finalizes Spending Plan for Volkswagen Settlement Money Maryland responds to public comment on initial proposal, increases local government funding and adds electric school bus pilot program to $75.7 million spending plan   BALTIMORE, MD (February 13, 2019) ...Read More

Maryland Departments of Environment, Education Announce Idle Free MD Program to Reduce School Bus Emissions

MEDIA CONTACTS: MDE: Mark Shaffer (410) 537-3003 mark.shaffer1@maryland.gov MSDE: Bill Reinhard (410) 767-0486 william.reinhard@maryland.gov   Maryland Departments of Environment, Education Announce Idle Free MD Program to Reduce School Bus Emissions   BALTIMORE, MD (February 7, 2019) – The Maryland Department of the Environment and the Maryland State Department of Education ...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 and energy consumption   BALTIMORE, MD (February 6, 2019) – The Maryland Board of Public Works approved more than $60 million in grants ...Read More

Department of the Environment to Monitor Air Near Poultry Houses

MEDIA CONTACTS: Jay Apperson (410) 537-3003 jay.apperson@maryland.gov   Department of the Environment to Monitor Air Near Poultry Houses Maryland using science-based partnerships to answer questions about air quality near Eastern Shore poultry operations   BALTIMORE, MD (January 29, 2019) – The Maryland Department of the Environment will sample the air ...Read More
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