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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.

News Release | Environment Maryland

Rep. Harris to Vote on Bill That Would Put 33,000 Lives at Risk

As soon as today the U.S. House of Representatives will vote on the “TRAIN” Act, legislation that would indefinitely delay the clean-up of toxic power plant pollution. The legislation could result in over 33,000 lives lost due to smog, soot, and toxic air pollution.

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News Release | Environment Maryland

Baltimore Named Smoggiest Metro Area On East Coast, Other Maryland Metro Areas Close Behind

The Baltimore metro area ranks as the smoggiest metropolitan area on the East Coast in a report released today by Environment Maryland. Three other Maryland metropolitan areas, specifically the Washington, D.C., Hagerstown, MD and Wilmington-Newark, DE-MD metro areas, were not far behind in the report’s rankings, with the Washington, D.C. area ranking as the second smoggiest on the East Coast.

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News Release | Environment Maryland

Pres. Obama Takes Historic Step to Get America Off Oil & Tackle Global Warming Through Cleaner Cars

President Obama today will announce the outline of proposed clean car standards that by 2030 will cut annual gasoline use by as much as 23 billion gallons, reduce annual emissions of global warming pollution by as much as 280 million metric tons, and save Americans over $80 billion at the gas pump annually.

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News Release | Environment Maryland

General Assembly Drops the Ball on the Environment

When presented with opportunities to develop clean energy, reduce pollution into the Chesapeake Bay, and promote smart growth, the Maryland General Assembly largely failed to make progress this year.

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News Release | Environment Maryland

Despite Local Reductions, Pollution Still Threatens Children’s Health

States that contribute to air pollution in Maryland rank among the most polluting in the nation, according to a new Environment Maryland report, Dirty Energy’s Assault on our Health.

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