Maryland News

Environmental Groups Win Victory in Reducing Coal Plant Water Pollution in Maryland

August 14, 2018

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."

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Endorsements for the 2018 Maryland Elections

June 15, 2018

We are proud to announce our first round of endorsements in the 2018 Maryland election. Clean Water Action endorses candidates based on legislative track record as well as questionnaires and interviews. 

After signing crude oil terminal bill, Pugh to sign polystyrene ban tomorrow

April 3, 2018

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:

Bill prohibiting expansion of oil terminals would make city safer, activists say

March 7, 2018

“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.

Council Approves Bans on Crude Oil Terminals and Styrofoam

March 14, 2018

The Baltimore City Council on Monday approved two bills that environmental activists in the city had been fighting to advance for years.

Bills to Ban Styrofoam and Crude Oil Terminals Pass Baltimore City Council

March 13, 2018

Activists expect the mayor to support the styrofoam ban and wonder whether she will do the same for the ban on crude oil terminals