Maryland News

Building a Baltimore without BRESCO

October 1, 2018

For decades, the BRESCO trash incinerator has stood as the most recognizable welcome sign to Baltimore. But its towering smokestack is the least of the impacts it has on central Maryland. It burns waste from homes, businesses, schools, and institutions across central Maryland, and contributes significantly to local air pollution.

Maryland Considers Air Pollution Restrictions for Trash Incinerators

September 28, 2018

With the smokestack of Maryland’s largest trash-burning incinerator in the background, dozens of protesters held a rally on Friday in south Baltimore’s Carroll Park to demand either a shutdown or s

Community leader Rodette Jones addresses the rally.

Baltimore Residents Rally to Demand Cleaner Air and a Transition to Zero Waste

September 21, 2018

On September 21st, a group of Baltimore residents, local elected officials, and environmental advocates rallied in a str

New rule would cut emissions at BRESCO incinerator, but nearby residents say it’s not enough

September 21, 2018

Laqeisha Greene’s children suffer from asthma, and she said they’ve been hospitalized for it three times in the past year and a half.

My Pledge for Clean Water in Howard County

September 15, 2018

I commit to helping reduce the impact of stormwater runoff in Red Hill Branch by completing a rain barrel downspout connection on my personal property.

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."