Secretary Grumbles Archive

MDE Launches Online Payment Service for Agency Invoices

MEDIA CONTACTS: Mark Shaffer (410) 537-3056 mark.shaffer1@maryland.gov MDE Launches Online Payment Service for Agency Invoices New system will help speed up transactions for environmental permits Baltimore, MD (June 12, 2015) – The Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) has launched an online payment system that will allow business customers of ...Read More

Herald-Mail: Washington County gets $216K for septic-system upgrades

State officials this week approved $14 million in grant funding to be used for upgrading septic systems throughout rural regions of Maryland. Approved by the Maryland Board of Public Works in Annapolis on Wednesday, the money will be split between the state’s 23 counties, with Washington County slated to receive $216,000, according ...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 will reduce pollution, improve water quality, improve wastewater infrastructure Baltimore, MD (June 3, 2015) – The Maryland Board of Public Works approved more than $15 million in grant funding ...Read More

Shaffer Named MDE Communications Director

MEDIA CONTACTS: Jay Apperson (410) 537-3003 jay.apperson@maryland.gov Shaffer Named MDE Communications Director Baltimore, MD (May 28, 2015) – Veteran journalist and environmental communicator Mark Shaffer has been selected communications director for the Maryland Department of the Environment. Shaffer was communications and media relations director for the Arizona Department of Environmental ...Read More

Aegis: Aberdeen Proving Ground to build $40 million cogeneration electric power, steam plant

Aberdeen Proving Ground officials broke ground Wednesday for a cogeneration power that is expected to provide 80 percent of energy needs for the installation’s Edgewood Area. The Combined Heat and Power Plant, or CHP, will produce both steam and electricity. The plant’s steam output is expected to replace steam ...Read More

Daily Record: New Md. environmental chief: Enforcement not ‘first step’

The new head of the Maryland Department of the Environment is promising better relations with businesses in the state but said environmental groups need not be worried he will be a rubber stamp. Ben Grumbles, Gov. Larry Hogan’s choice to lead the environmental agency, said his challenge will be ...Read More

Tablada Named Deputy Secretary of the Environment

MEDIA CONTACTS: Jay Apperson (410) 537-3003 jay.apperson@maryland.gov Tablada Named Deputy Secretary of the Environment Baltimore, MD (May 4, 2015) – Horacio Tablada, a veteran environmental regulator who most recently headed the Land Management Administration at the Maryland Department of the Environment, has been named a Deputy Secretary of MDE. MDE ...Read More

Maryland Department of the Environment Releases Clean Air Progress Report

MEDIA CONTACTS: Jay Apperson (410) 537-3003 jay.apperson@maryland.gov Maryland Department of the Environment Releases Clean Air Progress Report Report describes improvement in the quality of the air Marylanders breathe Baltimore, MD (April 30, 2015) – For the first time in more than three decades, the metropolitan Baltimore area is meeting the ...Read More

Your4State: Washington County Activates New Solar Field in Williamsport

WILLIAMSPORT, Md. – There may have been a rainstorm, but the sun still shined brightly on Earth Day in Washington County. Government and business leaders activated the county’s newest solar field at Kemps Mill Park near Williamsport. Their ultimate goal is to become the first county in Maryland to ...Read More

Herald-Mail: Washington County shines in role as state’s solar ‘powerhouse’

WILLIAMSPORT — Maryland’s top environmental official said Wednesday that Washington County is quickly becoming known as “Solar County, Maryland” thanks to its state-leading number of completed solar projects with more on the way…. Read the article.
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