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 to Senators: Feds Shouldn’t Cut Bay Enforcement

In a letter to the party leadership of the U.S. Senate, Governor Hogan has called for them to reject a House (and Administration) budget proposal to reduce 90% of funds used for enforcement of Chesapeake Bay waters. Governor Hogan serves as the Chair of the regional Chesapeake Executive Council, and wrote in both capacities. From … Continue reading Hogan to Senators: Feds Shouldn’t Cut Bay Enforcement

Hogan Announces $2.5M to Help Heat City Schools, Calls for More Accountability

Governor Larry Hogan today announced the state will spend $2.5 million in discretionary funding from the state’s Catastrophic Event Account to support emergency repairs to heating and cooling system in Baltimore City Schools. The Maryland Department of General Services will oversee how the money is spent. Governor Hogan also proposed legislation that would require the Maryland State … Continue reading Hogan Announces $2.5M to Help Heat City Schools, Calls for More Accountability

Baltimore Sun, Rich Hall Offer Opposing Views on Hogan’s PlanMaryland Repeal

Two Baltimore Sun opinion pieces offer two different responses to Governor Lawrence “Larry” Hogan’s recent announcement formally repealing PlanMaryland and embarking on the creation of a new State Development Plan. A Baltimore Sun editorial (2017-08-21) noted that Plan Maryland itself had not been officially supported for some time but argued that some type of state plan is … Continue reading Baltimore Sun, Rich Hall Offer Opposing Views on Hogan’s PlanMaryland Repeal

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