Secretary Grumbles Archive

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 wastewater infrastructure Baltimore, MD (July 6, 2016) – The Maryland Board of Public Works approved more than $5.4 million in grants today to help eliminate ...Read More

Maryland Green Registry Leadership Awards 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 Awards Winners Honored Members report $104 million in savings through environmental practices BALTIMORE, MD (June 15, 2016) – Five Maryland organizations received leadership awards Tuesday night at the World Trade Center in Baltimore ...Read More

Maryland, U.S. amend agreement with Baltimore City to curtail sewer overflows, improve water quality

MEDIA CONTACTS: Jay Apperson (410) 537-3003 jay.apperson@maryland.gov Maryland, U.S. amend agreement with Baltimore City to curtail sewer overflows, improve water quality Modified consent decree sets timelines for completion of $2 billion in improvements, requires improved public notification of overflows; proposed agreement submitted for court review and public comment, public ...Read More

Md. Dept. of the Environment releases Healthy Beaches Progress Report

MEDIA CONTACTS: Jay Apperson (410) 537-3003 jay.apperson@maryland.gov Md. Dept. of the Environment releases Healthy Beaches Progress Report Report coincides with Healthy and Safe Swimming Week Baltimore, MD (May 25, 2016) – Maryland beaches were open for swimming with no health-based advisories nearly 99 percent of the time last summer, a ...Read More

New Law to Boost Wetlands Restoration

MEDIA CONTACTS: Jay Apperson (410) 537-3003 jay.apperson@maryland.gov New Law to Boost Wetlands Restoration Governor Hogan signs Nontidal Wetlands Mitigation Banking bill into law Baltimore, MD (May 19, 2016) – A measure to improve Maryland’s wetlands conservation and restoration strategies was signed into law today. Governor Larry Hogan signed the Nontidal ...Read More

eMDE – Ben’s Blog: Thoughts from Sec. Grumbles

THE LATEST FROM THE MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT The environment was a big winner in the recently concluded 2016 General Assembly session. A proposal to establish more ambitious greenhouse gas reduction requirements – with a net economic benefit to Maryland – gained strong bipartisan support and was among ...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 (April 27, 2016) – The Maryland Board of Public Works approved more than $44 million in grants and loans today to reduce pollution, improve water quality and provide ...Read More

Maryland Department of the Environment brings its “Waste-Free Lunch Challenge” to Churchville Elementary School in Harford County

MEDIA CONTACTS: Jay Apperson (410) 537-3003 jay.apperson@maryland.gov Adrienne Diaczok (410) 537-3003 adrienne.diaczok@maryland.gov Maryland Department of the Environment brings its “Waste-Free Lunch Challenge” to Churchville Elementary School in Harford County Secretary Grumbles joins students for a waste-free lunch Baltimore, MD (April 20, 2016) – Maryland Department of the Environment Secretary Ben ...Read More

Bay Journal: Maryland stormwater permits upheld, rejecting complaints they’re not tough enough

State appeals court sides with state regulators; environmental groups file another suit against EPA over tributary cleanup plans Environmental regulators acted within the law in giving Maryland’s largest localities some leeway in deciding how to reduce polluted runoff from their streets, buildings and parking lots, the state’s highest court ...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 Grant and loans will reduce pollution, improve water quality, reduce emissions Baltimore, MD (February 10, 2016) – The Maryland Board of Public Works approved more than $60 million in funding ...Read More
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