Maryland News

Company Withdraws Plan for Crude Oil Terminal in Baltimore

July 11, 2016

Decision by Texas-based Targa Terminals Reduces Dangerous Bakken Oil by Rail Through City

Butterfly on a flower. Credit - Neil Bhaerman / Clean Water Action

Pollinator Protection Week!

June 23, 2016

While we focus on protecting butterflies, bees, birds and other pollinators throughout the year, Pollinator Week is dedicated to celebrating their impact on a daily basis to our ecosystems and food supply.

Oil Trains Baltimore by jennifer kunze

Baltimore Residents and Environmental Organizations to Call for action from City Council after Hazardous Train derails in the Howard Street Tunnel

June 13, 2016

After inaction by the City Council, activists are demanding health and safety studies to be conducted on oil trains in Baltimore City; analysis shows 165,000 Baltimore residents live within the potential one-mile blast zone of an oil train disaster

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

April 8, 2016

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.

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Protecting Maryland's Communities from Oil Trains

March 20, 2016

Oil production in North America has skyrocketed in the past five years, with industries using increasingly dangerous and desperate technologies to extract fossil fuels from the ground.

Baltimore Can Breathe Easy - the Nation's Largest Toxic Incinerator Won't Be Built.

March 17, 2016

Today, the Maryland Department of the Environment declared that key construction permits needed for a controversial trash incinerator in South Baltimore are no longer valid.