WTOP: Md. AG sues EPA in an effort to control emissions from other states

October 15th, 2018|

The state of Maryland has sought a judicial review in the U.S. Court of Appeals regarding the EPA’s decision to deny Maryland’s Clean Air Act relief petition, state Attorney General Brian Frosh said. The 2016 petition — in which Maryland implored the EPA to add controls on the emissions of ozone-forming nitrogen dioxide (NOx) from 36 power plants in Indiana, Kentucky, [...]

Eye on Annapolis: Frosh shuts down FOP scam

October 11th, 2018|

Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh and Secretary of State John C. Wobensmith announce a Cease and Desist Order has been issued against Stephen D. Everhart, Lion Fundraising, Police Journal and Fire Yearbook, and Lion Fraternal Order of Police Assistance Fund LLC.   The order follows an investigation that revealed over $1 million in donations were solicited and received [...]

Public Now: Attorney General Frosh Warns Of Recent Uptick In Scammers Targeting Small Business

October 11th, 2018|

Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh is warning small business owners of an increase in scammers impersonating utility companies and others, claiming that the businesses owe money and threatening to cut off service if they don't make immediate payment in the form of a Green Dot card. A Green Dot card is one of many prepaid credit card companies that [...]

WTOP: Md. will use $2.6 million grant to test rape kits, hire victim advocates

October 4th, 2018|

Maryland authorities have received a $2.6 million grant that will go toward the testing of untested or unsubmitted rape-evidence kits. The grant from the U.S. Justice Department’s Sexual Assault Kit Initiative will also be used to develop a statewide kit-tracking system and to hire specialized victim advocates. A recent audit revealed that statewide, around 3,700 kits remained untested by law [...]

Capital Gazette: Report: Millions in Maryland could lose health coverage or pay more because of feds’ Obamacare stance

October 2nd, 2018|

Roughly 3.5 million Marylanders could lose their health insurance or face higher premiums due to their age, gender or a pre-existing condition because the Trump administration has decided not to enforce provisions of the federal law known as Obamacare, a new congressional report has found. The decision by the U.S. Justice Department not to defend pillars of the Affordable Care Act [...]

Baltimore Sun: DEA launches ‘360 Strategy’ to combat heroin and prescription drug abuse epidemic in Baltimore

September 27th, 2018|

Federal Drug Enforcement Administration officials, along with partnering law enforcement and health agencies, on Wednesday announced a new plan to combat heroin and prescription drug addiction in Baltimore. The DEA “360 Strategy,” which has been launched in 14 cities in recent years, involves increased coordination between federal agencies and local law enforcement to target drug traffickers. It also [...]

Baltimore Business Journal: Maryland to receive $4.5 million from Uber over 2016 data breach

September 26th, 2018|

Maryland will receive about $4.5 million from Uber Technologies Inc. as part of the ride-sharing company's nationwide settlement related to its attempt to cover up a data breach. San Francisco-based Uber agreed to pay $148 million overall to all 50 states and Washington, D.C. — the largest multi-state data breach settlement ever. In addition, Uber has agreed to [...]

Capital Gazette Op Ed – Brian Frosh: State has taken steps to curb gun violence; Congress needs to do more

September 21st, 2018|

The horror and uncertainty we feel in the wake of the attack in the Capital Gazette newsroom has gripped our state, and, like all Marylanders, I share in the grief. Words of elected leaders will never bring back Gerald Fischman, Rob Hiaasen, John McNamara, Rebecca Smith and Wendi Winters, but our work in state government to address the scourge of [...]

Baltimore Sun: Maryland is taking the EPA to court over air pollution coming from upwind states

September 17th, 2018|

Maryland plans to take the Trump administration to federal appeals court now that the Environmental Protection Agency has rejected the state's demands that it do more to limit coal power plant emissions in upwind states. The EPA on Friday finalized a decision it had proposed in May denying a Maryland petition under a section of the federal Clean Air Act known as [...]