Emily Ranson, Maryland Program Coordinator for Clean Water Action, said: "Marylanders are drinking from and fishing in waterways downstream of power plants, and these waterways should not be dumping grounds for power plants' toxic waste. Industry should be held accountable for its pollution. Marylanders should not subsidize polluting power plants by suffering the negative health impacts or paying higher water treatment costs to clean up their mess."
They traveled a rocky road to get there, but two measures long sought by environmental and community groups in Baltimore have gotten City Council and mayoral approval:
“I’m concerned about public safety and I’m concerned about the environment,” says Harwood resident Chauna Brocht, who lives just a few hundred feet from the tracks.
The Baltimore City Council on Monday approved two bills that environmental activists in the city had been fighting to advance for years.
Activists expect the mayor to support the styrofoam ban and wonder whether she will do the same for the ban on crude oil terminals