Maryland News

Councilman Henry picks back up on push to ban plastic bags in Baltimore City

June 14, 2019

Years after Stephanie Rawlings-Blake vetoed legislation banning stores from handing out plastics bags in Baltimore City, Councilman Bill Henry is giving it another go.


Join the Pollinator Protection Squad!

June 4, 2019

Three years ago, we were part of a coalition to ban consumer pesticides containing bee-killing neonicotinoids (neonics) in Maryland. This law went into effect on January 1, 2018.

Sewage Backups in Baltimore

June 3, 2019

Heavy rainfall stresses all of our infrastructure: flooded transportation systems, leaking houses developing mold, inundated drinking water sources full of polluted runoff, and sewage systems letti

Three Clean Water Bills Signed!

April 30, 2019

Today, Governor Hogan signed three bills that Clean Water Action worked on this legislative session.

Baltimore Train Derailment: Tankers Towed Away As Cleanup Continues

April 22, 2019

Jennifer Kunze with Clean Water Action said even though one of those cars leaked its diesel, residents in the area got lucky.

Toxic for People & Planet projected on BRESCO by the Backbone Campaign

MD General Assembly Votes to Keep Subsidizing Trash Incineration

April 9, 2019

The Maryland General Assembly has passed the Clean Energy Jobs Act, requiring that Maryland reach 50% renewable energy by 2030.