Decision by Texas-based Targa Terminals Reduces Dangerous Bakken Oil by Rail Through City
Baltimore Residents and Environmental Organizations to Call for action from City Council after Hazardous Train derails in the Howard Street Tunnel
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
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.
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Environment declared that key construction permits needed for a controversial trash incinerator in South Baltimore are no longer valid.