This legislative session Clean Water Actions priority issues will focus on protecting Maryland’s drinking and other water resources and protecting communities from toxic pollution and emissions. Learn more below.
Defending Maryland’s Groundbreaking Stormwater Utility Legislation
In 2012, the passage of Watershed Protection and Restoration Act (HB 987), establisheding a requirement that Maryland’s ten largest jurisdictions pass legislation to generate local funds to implement their 5‐year stormwater permits. Though we fought back by opponents to delay and weaken the act in the waning days of the 2013, . we know some legislators plan to try again in 2014. CWA will work with members, staff and allies to stop any attempt to amend, delay or repeal the Watershed Protection and Restoration Act. Read more
Energy Answers a dirty Waste-to-Energy Incinerator is being constructed less than 1 Mile from Schools, Parks, Playgrounds, Homes, and Water Bodies of the community of Curtis Bay.
Waste-to-Energy (WTE) may sound “green”, but residents of Curtis Bay know that this is nothing but a euphemism for a trash burning incinerator with all its toxic pollution and health hazards.
Did you know that polluters are trying to delay or overturn a landmark law that will prevent tens of millions of gallons of polluted runoff from flowing into our rivers, streams and bays? It’s true. These polluters are doing everything to can to turn back the clock on the Watershed Protection and Restoration Act. And, some legislators in Annapolis are listening.
It’s time to tell Annapolis, Stop playing politics with our water and represent people, not polluters - click here!
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.