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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

Report: wind in Maryland could produce enough power to reduce pollution from 53,000 cars

Baltimore, MD – Carbon pollution equal to that produced by as many as 53,000 cars could be eliminated by 2020 with a moderate growth in wind power in the state, a new report from Environment Maryland Research & Policy Center said today. Speeding development of offshore wind, for which the state has vast potential, could cut even more pollution.Using data from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, the report shows that as much as 525 MW of wind power could be built in the state in the next five years with

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Report | Environment Maryland Research and Policy Center

Turning to the Wind

Wind power continues to grow as a source of clean energy across America. The United States generated 26 times more electricity from wind power in 2014 than it did in 2001. American wind power has already significantly reduced global warming pollution.

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Stop the dam assault on our rivers and wildlife | Russell Bassett

Rivers and streams are the arteries and veins of our land and communities, few things have impacted our rivers more than dams. The hydropower industry is right now making an unprecedented assault on our rivers and wildlife. If they’re successful, they’ll take the nation back more than half a century to the regrettable time when dams could destroy our rivers without consequence.

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Time to ban the beads | Russell Bassett

We all want our teeth to be clean after brushing, and our bodies to be clean after showering, but did you know the products used in these everyday activities could be harming wildlife? Hundreds of commonly-used household products contain tiny plastic microbeads, which can be a big problem for our environment. 

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News Release | Environment Maryland

90 percent of Marylanders live in counties hit by weather disasters

Annapolis, Md. -- Ninety percent of Marylanders live in counties recently hit by weather disasters, according to a new interactive weather map created by Environment Maryland using federal government data.

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