News Release | Environment Maryland

Maryland proposes new regional limit on global warming pollution, but more ambition needed

Today, the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states announced a proposal to cut power plant pollution by at least 30 percent from 2020 to 2030. The proposal would strengthen what is already the best regional clean air and climate protection program in the country, the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative. This program limits dangerous pollution from power plants in Maryland and across the region – helping to slow the warming of our planet and clean up our air. It also fuels investment in clean energy by making polluters pay to pollute.

News Release | Environment Maryland

Trump budget delivers more pollution not more power to states including Maryland; eliminates Chesapeake Bay program

Based on a briefing by the Trump Administration, President Trump’s proposed Fiscal Year 2018 budget would cut important environmental and health programs. Below is a statement from Aminah Zaghab, Environment Maryland Clean Air Advocate, on the President’s FY’18 budget proposal.

News Release | Environment Maryland Research and Policy Center

Baltimore’s health at risk with 143 dirty air days in 2015

Air pollution remains a major threat to our health, according to a new report from Environment Maryland Research & Policy Center, Our Health at Risk: Why Are Millions of Americans Still Breathing Unhealthy Air? In 2015, people here in Baltimore experienced 143 unhealthy air pollution days, increasing the risk of premature death, asthma attacks and other adverse health impacts.

News Release | Environment Maryland

"Sheer Reckless Folly"

Today, President Trump signed an executive order rolling back climate progress. The executive order instructs the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to rewrite the Clean Power Plan, the single largest step the U.S. has taken to limit climate change.

News Release | Environment Maryland

Ben Grumbles Tours Baltimore Energy Efficiency Project

Secretary of the Environment Ben Grumbles joined climate protection advocates to learn about energy efficiency at the Maryland Center for Veterans Education and Training (MCVET) today.