Category: Environment

Trump’s proposal to limit the Clean Water Act and remove protections for some wetlands. Learn more.

From the Chesapeake Bay Foundation: Yesterday, the Chesapeake Bay cleanup effort was dealt yet another blow. The Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, under direction from the Trump Administration, published a proposal to limit the Clean Water Act, one of the…

We NEED the Clean Energy Jobs Act. Please show up for the environment 2/18 at 4pm.

The Clean Energy Jobs Act is one of Maryland’s answers to combating climate change. It would commit us to 50% renewable power by 2030 and create a just and equitable pathway to 100% clean, renewable electricity by 2040. It would also invest millions of dollars…

Please speak for the trees!

From the Chesapeake Bay Foundation: Today, deliberations are starting in Annapolis on three bills that would help protect one of our most valuable natural resources—Maryland’s forests. Forests are the backbone of our communities. They help filter our waters, increase property values, reduce energy costs,…

Kallan’s Environmental Protest

Fourteen year old environmental activist Kallan Benson is taking a vow of silence for the entire 2019 legislative session, unless lawmakers are able to pass comprehensive environmental legislation before then. Read more here about Kallan, her work, and environmentally friendly legislation, including a state…

Potential Styrofoam Ban

Read here to learn about how our lawmakers are fighting to make Maryland “foam-free” and keep our waterways free of styrofoam trash! This article provides additional information on why styrofoam is harmful for the environment, and how you can contact your representatives to help…

Environmental Rights Amendment

This year Maryland legislators will debate a proposed amendment to the Maryland Constitution which would add the right to clean air, clean water, and a healthy environment to Maryland’s Declaration of Rights. Read more about the proposed amendment and how you can help fight…

Marylanders, please speak for the trees. Contact your Reps today.

The three bills before the House and Senate present a comprehensive package that would make tremendous strides in protecting Maryland’s forests. This legislation includes: Defining Forests: The state’s current goal of “no net loss of forest” is flawed, as it identifies individual trees, such…

Please call TODAY to support the Clean Energy Jobs Act!

PLEASE CALL AND PLEASE SHARE! If you live  IN DISTRICTS 33 / 32 / 31A The Clean Energy Jobs Act is getting push back and needs our phone calls!  If you are in District 33 Call Senator Reilly 410-8413568  and tell him you support…

This Weds: The Annual Environmental Legislative Summit

Citizen’s petition to ban EPS foam – Please sign

Citizen’s petition to ban EPS foam – Please sign https://actionnetwork.org/letters/get-the-foam-out-of-maryland-ask-your-representative-to-support-hb-109-and-sb-285?source=direct_link&

Testify in support of the Foam Ban!

If you didn’t hear:  Speaker Bush and President Miller announced yesterday that the Foam Ban is one of their top priorities for this session!  We got lots of good press — a sampling. https://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/politics/bs-md-democratic-priorities-20190129-story.html and https://wtop.com/maryland/2019/01/md-dems-want-to-ban-polystyrene-foam/?fbclid=IwAR30Bsve_bRgRF_eB7Of0H0AwymOUZnevz1ry-hXrYFM0CTUrvlEZcBNu7A   And the Senate Hearing, SB285, is on Tuesday, February 12. …

Reversing Global Warming: Introduction to Drawdown by Climate Stewards of Greater Annapolis 1/17/19

Reversing Global Warming: Introduction to Drawdown by Climate Stewards of Greater Annapolis Thu, January 17, 2019, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM EST Annapolis Friends Meeting, 351 Dubois Road, Annapolis, MD 21401 https://www.eventbrite.com/e/reversing-global-warming-introduction-to-drawdown-tickets-54065375995 Pachamama’s Drawdown Project gives us hope! Project Drawdown is a coalition of…