Equitable Development

Where and how we grow has an enormous impact on our air, water, and finances. Clean Water is committed to inclusive processes that protect communities and the environment so that families, neighborhoods, and local economies thrive.

United Not Blighted Rally

For over a century, Baltimore has been a hub for dirty energy sources and other industry that has put our environment and our communities in dang

Water Fairs Well in 2015 New Session

Clean Water Action Pushes Legislature to Continue Stormwater Funding Mandate and Moratorium on Fracking.

Street drain, stormwater runoff. Photo credit: Abramov Timur / Shutterstock

Stormwater Pollution

Stormwater is the polluted runoff gathered from rain, severe thunderstorms, and even snow from roads, parking lots, and other impervious surfaces, where runoff collects pollutants and carries them downstream, ultimately into the Chesapeake Bay.

From We All Live Downstream

A new development peeks from behind farm fields
September 15, 2017

Anne Arundel County has started the process to update the General Development Plan. The General Development Plan (aka Plan 2040) is the vision for what Anne Arundel County should become. It sets the groundwork for future decisions on land use and zoning - where new homes and businesses go - that have an enormous impact on local and regional water quality. We want to make sure that the plan addresses improved transportation, protection of the environment, and sustainable development.

July 5, 2017

On Monday night, the Howard County Council overturned Kittleman’s veto, and we now have a Citizens’ Election Fund (CB30) to enable candidates to run without deep pocketed special interest money.

Why does Clean Water Action care about how elections are funded?

CB30 makes it possible for candidates to run for office without courting large dollar amount donors. In fact, it forbids participating candidates from getting donations over $250 from any individual. That means that candidates can campaign to the general public, not a couple of wealthy donors.

June 28, 2017

The Green Network Plan is the Baltimore Office of Sustainability’s plan to transform vacant and abandoned properties into community assets, such as gardens, parks, urban farms, recreational fields, and more.  They've been working for over a year to come up with an outline of green nodes and corridors for the whole city, and have worked with community groups in four areas in East, West, and Southwest Baltimore to create detailed neighborhood greenspace plans.  And, now, they want feedba