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The primary election is only a few days away! Every vote counts (especially this year with low turnouts expected) and you can make a huge difference by voting for Brian Frosh and other clean water candidates. Download our cheat sheet here.
Clean Water voters like you can make sure we fill Annapolis with environmental leaders who will stand up to polluters and put water first. Below is a list of Clean Water-endorsed candidates, and if you haven’t already voted early, please make sure to get to the polls and vote on Tuesday!
On June 24th VOTE the candidates who will stand up for water! Find out where you can cast your vote here!
Council's Science-Based Vote a Water Protection Landmark
Montgomery County’s Ten Mile Creek has been called the “last best creek.” It feeds the Little Seneca Reservoir which supplies emergency drinking water for more than 4.3 million DC area residents. The creek is at the center of a pristine and sensitive natural resource area in the northern part of the county and has long been threatened by short-sighted development proposals.
The Save Ten Mile Creek Coalition together with Clean Water Action scored a major victory this April, when the Montgomery County Council voted unanimously for responsible limits on new development in area. The Council’s April 1 action thwarted developers’ latest plans, which would have paved over more than 150 acres. Read more
The Environmental Protection Agency is taking public comments on whether to close the loopholes that allow corporations and big polluters to dump unlimited amounts of carbon pollution from power plants into our air. This same pollution is already having devastating effects on water from Chesapeake Bay to the Great Lakes to the Colorado River and is putting our agricultural and tourism industries at risk.
Maryland’s Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) is a regulation that increases the state’s production of energy from clean renewable sources, and reduces reliance on polluting fuels. The Governor and some Maryland legislators want so-called Waste-To-Energy (WTE) incinerators to be considered a "Tier One" source of renewable energy in the state’s RPS, which would give a polluting industry tens of thousands of state tax dollars in energy credits.
In 1983, 1987 and 2000, Maryland Governors and their counterparts in Virginia, the District of Columbia and other jurisdictions in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed signed formal agreements that set timelines for cleaning up the Bay. The most recent agreement called for deadlines that were to be met by 2010. That deadline will not be met. Clean Water Action supported the strongest possible version of this latest agreement, understanding that we would continue fighting for the enforcement of the Clean Water Act as the likeliest means restoring the Bay.