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News Release | Environment Maryland

Wind Energy Could Yield Major Environmental Benefits for Maryland– Reducing Pollution and Saving Water

Baltimore, MD—Maryland has the potential to reap huge environmental benefits from the development of offshore wind, according to a new report released today by Environment Maryland. If state and federal officials commit to continued progress in launching Maryland’s offshore wind industry, Maryland could reduce global warming pollution by 21,167 metric tons in 2018 – equivalent to the carbon pollution produced by more than 39,569 passenger vehicles.

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Report | Environment Maryland

Wind Energy for a Cleaner America II

Burning fossil fuels to generate electricity pol- lutes our air, contributes to global warming, and consumes vast amounts of water—harm- ing our rivers and lakes and leaving less water for other uses. In contrast, wind energy produces no air pollution, makes no contribution to global warming, and uses no water.

America’s wind power capacity has quadrupled in the last five years and wind energy now generates as much electricity as is used every year in Georgia. Thanks to wind energy, America uses less water for power plants and produces less climate-altering carbon pollution.

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News Release | Environment Maryland

Fracking by the Numbers: New Environment Maryland Research and Policy Center Report First to Quantify Threat of Gas Drilling

Annapolis, MD — Today, a new Environment Maryland Research and Policy Center report called “Fracking by the Numbers” measures the damage being done by dirty drilling across the country. Even as a Maryland state commission is working on guidelines for fracking in the state, the report is the first study of its kind to measure the footprint of fracking damage to date— including toxic wastewater, water use, chemical use, air pollution, land damage and global warming emissions.

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News Release | Environment Maryland

No New Dirty Power Plants Under EPA Standard

Baltimore, MD – On the heels of Hurricane Sandy, the third largest wildfire in California history and devastating, record-breaking floods in Colorado, the Obama administration proposed a major new rule today to curb the carbon pollution spewing from power plants that fuels global warming. Scientists warn that without major reductions in carbon pollution, extreme weather will become even more frequent and severe.

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Obama Administration Should Use Sound Science to Protect Maryland’s Waterways

Baltimore, MD – Today the Obama administration has taken a significant step forward in clarifying the science connecting America’s waterways and the drinking water for millions across the country. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Science Advisory Board released a report today, Connectivity of Streams and Wetlands to Downstream Waters: A Review and Synthesis of the Scientific Evidence, which reviews the scientific literature outlining the impact that small waterways have on larger bodies of water downstream. 

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