The drinking water supply of Montgomery County and the region, and the quality of life in Montgomery County is threatened by a proposal to develop outlet malls and more in the headwaters of Ten Mile Creek and Little Seneca Lake Reservoir. The development would be certain to dramatically increase stormwater runoff carrying untreated debris, chemicals, sediment and other pollutants from lawns, parking lots and streets into Ten Mile Creek and a critical supply of regional drinking water. The cost of treating this pollution far outweighs the cost of preventing it.
Maryland Crossroads 2013: Clean Energy, Not Cove Point! Join the tour crisscrossing Maryland this fall to stop a pollution disaster and demand what our communities DO need: more wind and solar power. At each stop, there will be inspiring speakers, barnstorming music, mind-blowing facts -- and a call to action that will get you out of your chair!
As Clean Water Action members you’ve joined us in our battles to protect counties in western Maryland from the impacts of natural gas drilling or ‘fracking.’ And thanks to you we’ve won some important victories, but we need you again. Dominion Resources wants to pipe gas from every other state where ‘fracking’ is occurring through Maryland to the shores of the Chesapeake Bay. Their proposed Cove Point facility plans to liquefy the natural gas and ship it to Asia is just bad idea – click here to find out how you can help Stop Cove Point!
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.