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.

Sewage Overflow in Baltimore. Photo by Jennifer Kunze

Baltimore City Council Hearing on Sewage Backups

Have you had sewage back up into your home in Baltimore City?

Bipartisan Coalition Demands End to Ratepayer Subsidies for Trash Incineration

On March 8th, an unlikely alliance of Republican and Democratic legislators, residents from across Maryland, and environmental advocates

Pipelines reflecting sunset. Photo credit Amy Johansson / Shutterstock

The Impacts of Pipelines

The Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) issued a permit to Columbia Gas without providing the necessary information to the public, and did not comply with Clean Water Act or State Law when issuing the permit.

 

From We All Live Downstream

November 27, 2019

"Raw sewage is bad for human health - this is universal." -Chris Heaney, Associate Professor for Environmental Health and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University

 

November 26, 2019

On November 12, the Baltimore City Council held an informational hearing about mold in housing in Baltimore City. Council members heard from city agencies, housing activists, and community residents about the negative health impacts that mold can cause, particularly to people already dealing with health problems, and programs to address mold problems in public housing, rental units, and private homes. As the City Council wrote in its call for the hearing,

November 11, 2019

On Thursday October 22 at 2:00 pm, I attended the Baltimore City Council committee’s hearing on Bill 19-0163R, an informational hearing 311, the language behind closure of a service request, and improvement of the 311 system.