This morning, the Baltimore City Board of Estimates is holding a hearing on amendments to the City's 10-Year Solid Waste Management Plan - read the amendments for yourself here. Or for the highlights, read our testimony below!
Dear members of the Board of Estimates,
On Friday, the Mid-Atlantic Justice Coalition submitted a letter signed by 50 organizations to Governor Hogan, requesting that he sign HB141, the Transportation Equity Act, into law.
Another year, another legislative session complete for us in Maryland! Maryland’s legislative session runs for just 90 days each year, between January and April, and ended this year on Monday 4/11. It was a busy legislative session full of lots of action on clean water, clean air, and environmental justice - and Clean Water Action members like you sent 3,000 emails to your delegates and senators in support of our priority legislation. Thank you for everything you do!
Here’s how our top clean water priorities fared:
Today, the Transit Equity Act has its hearing in the Senate, and tomorrow, in the House! This important legislation puts measures in place to ensure that Maryland transportation planning is more equitable, and prevent something like the 2015 cancelation of the Red Line project in Baltimore from ever happening again. We're proud to support this bill in collaboration with the Baltimore Transit Equity Coalition and as part of the Mid-Atlantic Justice Coalition.
Great news for Zero Waste! Key City Compost, a company founded after Frederick County said no to a new incinerator, is growing and expanding their operations. This week, the Planning Commission held a public hearing and approved Key City Compost's new Site Plan, a key part of increasing the amount of compost they can divert from the landfill and process at their facility between Frederick City and Thurmont.