Business, Sci-Tech

Attorney General Frosh, Secretary Tablada announce settlement with Eastern Shore poultry processing facility

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh and Maryland Department of the Environment Secretary Horacio Tablada this week announced a settlement with Valley Proteins, an Eastern Shore poultry processing facility that uses poultry industry refuse to make food for other animals. The consent decree settles the lawsuit filed by the Office of Attorney General (OAG) on behalf of MDE in …


Politics, Sci-Tech

Governor Hogan receives Partners For Open Space Executive Award for leadership on conservation, ocean space

ANNAPOLIS, MD—At the Maryland Association of Counties (MACo) Conference in Ocean City, Governor Larry Hogan received the Open Space Executive Award from the Partners for Open Space, a statewide coalition of environmental, agricultural, recreation and historic preservation organizations and the Maryland Association of County Park and Recreation Administrators (MACPRA). “We are pleased to honor Governor Larry Hogan with a special …


Baltimore County encourages residents to dispose of rechargeable batteries properly

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County officials are reminding residents that rechargeable batteries should not be placed in household trash or single stream recycling. Disposing of these items in the trash or recycling can lead to fires in collection trucks and Baltimore County facilities, damaging equipment and endangering workers. Batteries that fall into the “rechargeable” category include lithium ion, nickel metal hydride, nickel-cadmium …

Maryland Transportation Authority to host Chesapeake Bay Crossing Tier 2 NEPA Study open houses in September

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Transportation Authority will host three Open House events in September for the Chesapeake Bay Crossing Study: Tier 2 National Environmental Protection Act (NEPA) Study, which was announced by Governor Larry Hogan on June 10, 2022. The launch of the Tier 2 NEPA Study follows completion of the Tier 1 NEPA Study in April and continues efforts to …

Code Orange Air Quality Alert issued for Wednesday in Baltimore area

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Department of the Environment has issued a Code Orange Air Quality Alert for Wednesday in the Baltimore metro area. A Code Orange Air Quality Alert means that air pollution concentrations within the region may become unhealthy for sensitive groups. Sensitive groups include children, people suffering from asthma, heart disease, or other lung diseases and the elderly. The …

BGE launches electric vehicle rental program for Lyft drivers

BALTIMORE, MD—BGE’s EVsmart team has launched an Electric Vehicles (EVs) ride-hailing program with Lyft. The program, designed to help Maryland achieve its goal of having reaching 300,000 Zero Emissions Vehicles on the road by 2025, receives partial funding through a Department of Energy (DOE) Community Program Grant, provided by the Mid-Atlantic Electrification Partnership. Through the program, BGE and Lyft are …

Code Orange Air Quality Alert issued for Saturday in Baltimore area

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Department of the Environment has issued a Code Orange Air Quality Alert for Saturday in the Baltimore area. A Code Orange Air Quality Alert means that air pollution concentrations within the region may become unhealthy for sensitive groups. Sensitive groups include children, people suffering from asthma, heart disease or other lung diseases and the elderly. The effects …

Code Orange Air Quality Alert issued for Wednesday in Baltimore area

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Department of the Environment has issued a Code Orange Air Quality Alert for Wednesday in the Baltimore area. A Code Orange Air Quality Alert means that air pollution concentrations within the region may become unhealthy for sensitive groups. Sensitive groups include children, people suffering from asthma, heart disease or other lung diseases, and the elderly. The effects …