Secretary Grumbles Archive

WJZ: Maryland Plans Lawsuit Against EPA Under Clean Air Act

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Republican Gov. Larry Hogan’s administration announced plans Thursday to sue the Environmental Protection Agency, if the agency doesn’t respond to Maryland’s request to make sure power plants in neighboring states use pollution controls… Read the entire article.

Frederick News-Post: Grumbles elected chair of interstate air pollution board

Amid a petition to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for better air pollution control in five states, Maryland was selected to lead a regional air quality board. Maryland Secretary of the Environment Ben Grumbles was unanimously elected chairman of the Ozone Transport Commission on June 6… Read the entire ...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

Board of Public Works Approves Funding for Clean Water, Energy and Chesapeake Bay Progress

MEDIA CONTACTS: Jay Apperson (410) 537-3003 jay.apperson@maryland.gov Board of Public Works Approves Funding for Clean Water, Energy and Chesapeake Bay Progress Grants and loans will reduce pollution, improve infrastructure, save energy Baltimore, MD (May 10, 2017) – The Maryland Board of Public Works approved more than $148 million in grants ...Read More

**MEDIA ADVISORY** Prettyboy Elementary School Hosts Maryland Department of the Environment for Air Quality Awareness Week Presentation

MEDIA CONTACTS: Jay Apperson (410) 537-3003 jay.apperson@maryland.gov Adrienne Diaczok (410) 537-3003 adrienne.diaczok@maryland.gov Prettyboy Elementary School Hosts Maryland Department of the Environment for Air Quality Awareness Week Presentation Baltimore, MD (May 1, 2017) – In celebration of Air Quality Awareness Week, Maryland Department of the Environment Secretary Ben Grumbles will ...Read More

eMDE – Ben’s Blog: Green & Purple Shine in 2017 Laws

THE LATEST FROM THE MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT Green and Purple Shine in 2017 Laws Here’s some good news from Annapolis, where the General Assembly concluded its annual 90 day session on April 10: lots of environmental “green” wins and bipartisan “purple” collaborations between legislators and Governor Larry ...Read More

Department of the Environment’s Secretary Grumbles to join students for groundbreaking ceremony Friday at Wellwood International Elementary School in Pikesville

MEDIA CONTACTS: Jay Apperson (410) 537-3003 jay.apperson@maryland.gov Adrienne Diaczok (410) 537-3003 adrienne.diaczok@maryland.gov Department of the Environment’s Secretary Grumbles to join students for groundbreaking ceremony Friday at Wellwood International Elementary School in Pikesville Baltimore, MD (April 20, 2017) – Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) Secretary Ben Grumbles will join students ...Read More

Maryland Department of the Environment releases annual clean air progress report

MEDIA CONTACTS: Jay Apperson (410) 537-3003 jay.apperson@maryland.gov Maryland Department of the Environment releases annual clean air progress report Report describes progress, further action to reduce air pollution in Maryland Baltimore, MD (April 18, 2017) – Despite one the hottest summers ever recorded locally, Maryland continued to make dramatic progress on ...Read More

Baltimore Sun: Hogan announces support for fracking ban in Maryland

Gov. Larry Hogan announced Friday he supports banning fracking, a surprise revelation that could make Maryland one of the first states to ban the controversial method of drilling for natural gas. The Republican governor said passing legislation to prohibit fracking was “an important initiative to safeguard our environment. Read ...Read More

Drought Warning Issued for Central Maryland

MEDIA CONTACTS: Jay Apperson (410) 537-3003 jay.apperson@maryland.gov Drought Warning Issued for Central Maryland Continuing lack of precipitation leads to below-normal stream flows and declining groundwater levels in Central Maryland; Eastern Maryland in “watch” status Baltimore, MD (March 9, 2017) – The Maryland Department of the Environment today issued a drought ...Read More
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