Environmental Justice in Maryland

Every community in the state of Maryland deserves to have their health and environmental safety treated with equity and integrity. Clean Water believes that your health and quality of life should not be determined by your zip code. We work with overburdened communities to ensure their voices are heard.

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Reclaim Renewable Energy in Maryland!

Tell your legislators to stop "renewable energy" subsidies propping up polluters in our communities.

From Trash Incineration to Zero Waste in Maryland

How communities across Maryland handle their solid waste has enormous impacts on local air quality, municipal budgets, and climate change.

Toxic for People & Planet projected on BRESCO by the Backbone Campaign

MD General Assembly Votes to Keep Subsidizing Trash Incineration

The Maryland General Assembly has passed the Clean Energy Jobs Act, requiring that Maryland reach 50% renewable energy by 2030.

From We All Live Downstream

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October 6, 2022

Next week on Wednesday, the Baltimore City Council will be holding a public hearing on sewer backups into homes and the City's existing programs for helping households that have sewer backups. This week, we published a new report with Blue Water Baltimore making key recommendations for improving and expanding these programs.

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May 10, 2022

On Friday, the Mid-Atlantic Justice Coalition submitted a letter signed by 50 organizations to Governor Hogan, requesting that he sign HB141, the Transportation Equity Act, into law.

The logo of the Mid-Atlantic Justice Coalition, an eye with "e" as the pupil, with subscript reading "environment - economy - equity"

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March 15, 2022

Testimony for HB1033

House Appropriations Committee

March 15, 2022

Position: FAVORABLE

Dear Chair McIntosh and Members of the Committee,