Environmental Justice in Maryland

Every community in the state of Maryland deserves to have their health and environmental safety treated with equity and integrity. Clean Water believes that your health and quality of life should not be determined by your zip code. We work with overburdened communities to ensure their voices are heard.

Baltimore Residents Protest Dangerous Oil Trains as City Council Weighs Action

Analysis indicates 165,000 Baltimore residents live within the potential oil train blast zone. The City Council is urged to place a moratorium on permits for crude oil shipping terminals.

Baltimore Can Breathe Easy - the Nation's Largest Toxic Incinerator Won't Be Built.

Today, the Maryland Department of the Environment declared that key construction permits needed for a controversial trash incinerator in South Baltimore are no longer valid.

Coal-buring power plant, Alexandria VA. Photo credit: Douglas Litchfield / Shutterstock

REDUCE Act (SB398 / HB820)

Every Marylander has the right to breathe clean air and drink clean water. Communities and industry both benefit when community concerns are addressed early in the air pollution permit application process.

Illustration - pollution in the city. Image credit: Artisticco / Shutterstock

Cumulative Impacts of Pollution

Every community in the state of Maryland deserves to have their health and environmental safety treated with equity and integrity of dedication and concern.

From We All Live Downstream

August 18, 2017

On Wednesday, the Baltimore City Council held an investigational hearing on the proposed B&P Tunnel expansion through West Baltimore.  For the past few years, the Federal Railway Administration tasked Amtrak, MDOT, and Baltimore DOT with finding a solution to the constraints of the existing B&P Tunnel underneath West Baltimore: its narrowness and disrepair slow down and sometimes disrupt Amtrak and MARC passengers traveling betwen Baltimore and DC.  But residents of the neighborhoods above the proposed new tunnel have been

July 25, 2017

The BRESCO trash incinerator is the largest air polluter in Baltimore, wastes what could be a valuable resource for local businesses using zero waste practices, and connects with a system of steam pipes that put residents and visitors of Baltimore at risk.  In May, the City Council passed a groundbreaking resolution committing the city to zero waste g

April 25, 2017

A few weeks after Maryland's whirlwind of a legislative session, it's time to dive deep on our local level campaigns.  Clean Water Action supporters across Maryland are fighting for clean air and water, healthy communities, a life-sustaining climate, and a meaningful democracy.  Here's what's g