Hogan Stresses Bay & Environmental Achievements in Sun Op-Ed

In a Baltimore Sun op-ed (2017-08-10), Maryland Governor Lawrence “Larry” Hogan discussed his Administration’s efforts on restoring the Chesapeake Bay and the need for Maryland to find a solution for the sediment and nutrient pollution posed by the Conowingo Dam. The dam basin, which for decades has served as a trap for sediment and nutrients flowing down … Continue reading Hogan Stresses Bay & Environmental Achievements in Sun Op-Ed

Governor Hogan Signs 20 Environmental Bills Into Law

Republican Gov. Larry Hogan took a bipartisan ride with state Democratic leaders in an electric car Thursday to a waterside bill-signing ceremony for environmental initiatives. Hogan, Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller and House Speaker Michael Busch smiled and posed for photographs before they stepped into an electric blue Hyundai. Hogan took the front passenger … Continue reading Governor Hogan Signs 20 Environmental Bills Into Law

Hogan Signs Fracking Ban Legislation, Environmental Groups Call His Record “Mixed”

A Daily Record article (2017-04-04) reported that Maryland Governor Lawrence “Larry” Hogan signed legislation (HB 1325) that banned hydraulic natural gas fracturing (commonly known as “fracking”) in Maryland. From the article: House Bill 1325, sponsored by Del. David Fraser-Hidalgo, D-Montgomery, was one of seven bills signed into law. The ceremony was the fourth since last … Continue reading Hogan Signs Fracking Ban Legislation, Environmental Groups Call His Record “Mixed”

Governor Hogan Unveils 2017 Environmental Agenda; Advocates & Legislators React

Governor Lawrence “Larry” Hogan unveiled his Administration’s environmental agenda for the 2017 Session on January 3. Totaling almost $65 million in funding, the Governor’s proposals include: Renewable Energy Project Funding: $41 million in investment in Tier 1 renewable energy projects through the Strategic Energy Investment Fund (coming from the $44 million in liquidated damages owed to … Continue reading Governor Hogan Unveils 2017 Environmental Agenda; Advocates & Legislators React

Sun Article on Hogan/Frosh Relationship: Conflict or Collaboration on Environmental Issues?

A December 10 Baltimore Sun article examined the potential relationship between incoming Governor Larry Hogan and incoming Attorney General Brian Frosh on environmental issues, particularly on efforts to clean up the Chesapeake Bay.  Noting that the two have “clashed in the past,” the article explored how they will need to adapt to each other’s sometimes conflicting viewpoints and the … Continue reading Sun Article on Hogan/Frosh Relationship: Conflict or Collaboration on Environmental Issues?

Hogan Seeks Bids For Conowingo Dam Test Dredging

A Baltimore Sun article (2017-08-08) reported that Maryland Governor Lawrence “Larry” Hogan announced plans for a dredging test project for the Conowingo Dam and has requested bids from private companies. The test project is expected to be completed this winter and would determine whether further dredging would be cost effective. The article said that Maryland … Continue reading Hogan Seeks Bids For Conowingo Dam Test Dredging

Hogan Hosting Second Conowingo Dam Summit

A Bay Journal article (2017-08-08) discussed Maryland Governor Lawrence “Larry” Hogan’s second Conowingo Dam summit, which is set to convene on August 8 in Darlington, MD. According to the article, the summit is by invitation only and will be closed to the press, although Hogan plans to hold a press conference after the conclusion of the … Continue reading Hogan Hosting Second Conowingo Dam Summit

Hogan Administration Plans to Sue EPA Over Air Pollution From Other States

An Associated Press article (2017-07-20) reported that Maryland Governor Lawrence “Larry” Hogan has announced plans to sue the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under the federal Clean Air Act over air pollution generated by power plants in neighboring states. As previously reported on Conduit Street, Hogan had requested that the EPA require certain coal … Continue reading Hogan Administration Plans to Sue EPA Over Air Pollution From Other States

Hogan Reviewing Conowingo Dam Proposals, Plans to Call For Summit

A Baltimore Sun article (2017-07-16) reported that in light of research questioning whether the Conowingo Dam is trapping any nutrients or sediment flowing into the Chesapeake Bay through the Susquehanna River, Maryland Governor Lawrence “Larry” Hogan has redoubled his search for a private contractor to address the problem and will convene a summit to discuss next steps. … Continue reading Hogan Reviewing Conowingo Dam Proposals, Plans to Call For Summit

Sun Editorial Criticizes Hogan’s Zero Waste Repeal

As previously reported on Conduit Street, Governor Lawrence “Larry” Hogan recently announced that he was repealing a zero waste executive order implemented by former Governor Martin O’Malley in his final week in office. The two main provisions in the O’Malley order was the establishment of a waste diversion goal of 85% by 2040 and an immediate ban … Continue reading Sun Editorial Criticizes Hogan’s Zero Waste Repeal