Jennifer Kunze - Maryland Program Manager

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Banning Unrecyclable Plastics in Montgomery County

October 5, 2020

On September 15, the Montgomery County Council held a public hearing on Council Bills 32-20 and 33-20, about moving beyond the use of plastics that cannot be recycled in Montgomery County. Clean Water Action submitted the below comments in support of the bill. To submit your own comments, click here!

A vote for Franca Muller Paz is a vote for clean water, clean air, and healthy communities

Franca Muller Paz for Baltimore City Council District 12!

September 30, 2020

Ballots are arriving in mailboxes across Baltimore City as we speak, and as a country we face enormous challenges and choices between now and the November elections. But whatever happens at the federal level, Baltimore will be more equipped to face it with leadership in City Hall that prioritizes protecting public health, dismantling inequitable city policy, working closely with constituents, and building community power. That's why Clean Water Action proudly endorses Franca Muller Paz for Baltimore City Council District 12.

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Putting drinking water first in Frederick County

September 10, 2020

This summer, Frederick County proved itself to be an environmental leader.

Big progress on sewage backups in Baltimore

July 30, 2020

Great news!

Meet our Summer 2020 Maryland Interns!

July 14, 2020

This year, as our Baltimore office is closed and we're all working from home, our internship program looks a little different! We're working with 11 interns, including high school, college, and graduate students, to expand our research base and work on septic and sewer systems, drinking water protections, Superfund sites, trash incineration, and more. Get to know them here, and keep an eye out for more important work from them over the summer!

Mariana Silva, Environmental Engineering / Theology, University of Notre Dame

Bringing "The Story of Plastics" home to Maryland

June 17, 2020

This weekend, almost 150 people joined us for a special screening of "The Story of Plastic." The Story of Plastic takes a sweeping look at the man-made crisis of plastic pollution and the worldwide effect it has on the health of our planet and the people who inhabit it, from people in Appalachia and the Gulf Coast facing enormous new petrochemical infrastructure being built to expand plastic production, to people in China and Bangladesh dealing wi

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Baltimore's budget: more money for BPD?

June 10, 2020

Click here to submit your comments on the Baltimore City budget.

All of this week, the City Council's Budget and Appropriations Committee has been holding hearings on each city department's budget (you can watch the recordings on the City's Youtube channel), and the Council will vote on the budget as a whole on Monday.

Shannon Sneed for Baltimore City Council President

Shannon Sneed for Baltimore City Council President

May 24, 2020

Maryland's primary election is one week from today - have you received your ballot in the mail? If so, don't forget to mark it in black ink, and sign and date the back before sending it in!

Bill Henry for Baltimore Comptroller - but what is a comptroller?

May 21, 2020

We have a week and a half to go until Election Day, and voters across Baltimore City are finally receiving their ballots in the mail.

Clean Water Action endorses Brandon Scott for Mayor of Baltimore City

Brandon Scott for Baltimore City Mayor

May 18, 2020

The future of Baltimore City will be decided in the next few weeks, as voters receive their ballots by mail and fill them out at home - for most of us, for the first time. (As you may have seen in the news, mailing ballots to Baltimore City was significantly delayed.