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Protecting Maryland's Communities from Crude Oil Trains

The oil industry is shipping explosive crude oil through our communities and along our rivers, putting our public safety, drinking water, and environment in danger.

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2016 Legislative Priorities in Maryland

Learn about what we are fighting for during the 2016 Legislative session.

Baltimore Residents Protest Dangerous Oil Trains as City Council Weighs Action

Analysis indicates 165,000 Baltimore residents live within the potential oil train blast zone. The City Council is urged to place a moratorium on permits for crude oil shipping terminals.

Maryland Is First State to Ban Consumer Use of Bee Killing Neonicotinoid Pesticides

Annapolis, MD – On Thursday, Maryland became the first state in the country to restrict consumer use of neonicotinoid pesticides, with the General Assembly passing the Pollinator Protection Act (SB 198 / HB 211) by large bipartisan margins. The Act has been a multi-year priority for the Smart on Pesticides coalition, an organization cofounded by the Maryland Pesticide Education Network and Clean Water Action.

From We All Live Downstream

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2017 Legislative Preview

November 30, 2016

In Maryland, the General Assembly meets every year for ninety days, from Janua

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Protect Maryland from fracking

November 21, 2016

Hydraulic fracturing or fracking has become quite the hot button issue, not just in the entire country, but also especially in Maryland.

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Clean Water Action supports the Monocacy Scenic River Management Plan

November 10, 2016

The Monocacy River is a vital source of drinking water, recreation, and tourism in Frederick County, but its water quality is dangerously impaired.  This year's update to the Monocacy Scenic River