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VICTORY: ATLANTIC COAST PROTECTED FROM OFFSHORE DRILLING

The Atlantic Coast won a major victory when the Obama administration abandoned its plans to open the southern Atlantic to offshore oil and gas drilling for the first time in decades. Leading up to the announcement, Environment America and colleagues presented Obama officials with letters signed by more than 1,000 East Coast businesses opposed to the drilling proposal.

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House Passes Legislation to Boost Smart Growth in Maryland

The Maryland House of Delegates today passed legislation designed to make transportation spending line up with the state's official smart growth goals.

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News Release | Environment Maryland

Broad Coalition Calls for More Development Near Transit: New Report Shows Pollution Reduction Potential from Transit-Friendly Neighborhoods

Promoting development near transit stations would reduce pollution and preserve forests and farmland, according to a new report released today by Environment Maryland, Building Maryland’s Future: The Potential of Transit-Friendly Neighborhoods to Protect Open Space and Reduce Global Warming Pollution.

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Groups Denounce Development Decisions: Study Shows Citizen Voices Are Ignored, Growth Plans Disregarded in Favor of Developers

Smart growth advocates gathered today in Salisbury to decry the haphazard and sometimes undemocratic way development decisions are made throughout Maryland.

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News Release | Environment Maryland

A Healthy Environment is Key to a Healthy Economy

President Obama addressed a joint session of Congress on the subject of job creation.  While focused mostly on a job-creating agenda, the president reiterated his support for environmental and health protections including “rules that keep our kids from being exposed to mercury” and challenged the country to be in a “race to the top” when it comes to pollution standards. 

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News Release | Environment Maryland

Environment Ekes Out Some Wins

Brad Heavner's, State Director of Environment Maryland, statement about the Maryland’s 2010 General Assembly session.

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