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Testimony on HB589 for Organics Recycling and Waste Diversion

February 19, 2020

Today, the House Environment and Transportation Committee is holding a hearing on HB589, a bill to help build Maryland's compost industry by phasing in a requirement that large food waste produ

60 organizations sign on to move Maryland from trash incineration to zero waste

February 17, 2020

In the first weeks of the legislative session, 60 organizations signed on to this testimony in support of a suite of bills to end artificial incentives the state of Maryland gives to trash inci

Septic tank lid. photo: (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

Your septic system inspector can say what?

February 13, 2020

Did you know that septic systems inspectors in Maryland don't have to be licensed?

Making low-impact landscaping more possible in Maryland

February 12, 2020

Yesterday, we testified in favor of House Bill 279, which would reduce the barriers that prevent people who want to reduce polluted stormwater runoff from installing green infrastructure on their o

Burning Trash is Not Recycling!

February 11, 2020

Did you know that Maryland lets counties get recycling credits for burning their trash and using the ash?

Child's picture of an unhappy person with lead in their drinking water, and a happy person with clean water. Collected at the door by canvasser Kate Brinemann.

Canvassing for Clean Water and the Lead and Copper Rule

January 24, 2020

UPDATE: The public comment period closed on February 12, 2020.