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Frosh, other Attorneys General, file suit against EPA

UPDATE: Governor Larry Hogan has issued a statement in response to Attorney General Frosh’s legal action against the EPA: “Earlier this year, I directed the Attorney General to take this legal action in keeping with our generational responsibility and shared obligation to enhance, protect, and restore the Chesapeake Bay. The Bay is a national treasure, and our administration has committed …


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Baltimore County announces new renewable energy conversion of methane gas at Eastern Sanitary Landfill

WHITE MARSH, MD—Baltimore County on Monday announced it has entered a new agreement with Energy Power Partners (EPP), a clean power-focused firm to participate in a landfill gas-to-energy system at the County’s Eastern Sanitary Landfill in White Marsh. The two-phase project is the first large-scale renewable energy venture in Baltimore County’s history. “Climate change poses one of the most significant …


Frosh joins motion to intervene in second lawsuit to defend America’s clean car standards

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh on Friday joined a multistate coalition in filing a motion to intervene in a lawsuit to defend the nation’s Clean Car Standards against a challenge by the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI). The coalition seeks to counter any arguments that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) should …

Frosh files lawsuit challenging Trump administration’s rollback of national clean car standards

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh on Wednesday joined a multistate coalition in filing a lawsuit challenging the Trump administration’s final rule rolling back the national Clean Car Standards. The previous standards required appropriate and feasible improvements in fuel economy and reductions in greenhouse gas emissions from passenger cars and light trucks, saving consumers money and reducing emissions since …

Attorneys General Frosh, Herring, Racine file notice of intent to sue EPA

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh, joined by the Attorneys General of Virginia and the District of Columbia, on Monday filed a Notice of Intent (NOI) to sue the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) over its failure to require Pennsylvania and New York to develop and implement plans to achieve 2025 Chesapeake Bay restoration goals. Under the Clean Water Act, …

Frosh sues EPA for limiting enforcement of environmental, public health laws

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh this week joined a coalition of nine attorneys general in filing a lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency challenging its policy of not enforcing bedrock monitoring and reporting obligations under a wide range of federal environmental laws due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The coalition argues that EPA’s policy, the “Temporary Policy on COVID-19 …

Attorney General Frosh joins lawsuit challenging Trump administration’s changes to Clean Water Act

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh this week joined a coalition of 19 attorneys general in filing a lawsuit challenging the Trump administration’s final rule narrowing the definition of the “waters of the United States” under the Clean Water Act. The final rule continues the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) effort to weaken water quality protections under the Clean Water …

EPA awards Maryland Department of the Environment $513,000 to test for lead in drinking water at schools

BALTIMORE, MD—The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded $513,000 in grant funding to the Maryland Department of the Environment through the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act (WIIN) to assist with identifying sources of lead in drinking water in schools and child care facilities. “Protecting children from exposure to lead is a priority for EPA,” said Mid-Atlantic Regional Administrator …