News Release | Environment Texas

Federal Court: Exxon Violated Clean Air Act Over 16,000 Times, Must Pay $19.95 Million Penalty

HOUSTON – A federal district court has ruled on a lawsuit brought against ExxonMobil in 2010 by Environment Maryland's sister organization Environment Texas and Sierra Club. They, with the help of National Environmental Law Center, sued Exxon for violating the Clean Air Act more than 16,000 times at its Baytown, Texas, refinery and chemical plant.

News Release | Environment Maryland

Proposals to strengthen pollution control program fall short

This week, Maryland presented three possible options for strengthening the best regional clean air and climate protection program in the country, the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative. This program limits dangerous pollution from power plants in Maryland and across the region – helping to slow the warming of our planet and clean up our air. It also fuels investment in clean energy by making polluters pay to pollute. 

News Release | Environment Maryland Research and Policy Center

Solar in Baltimore continues to grow

Solar in Baltimore grew 57% from 2015 to 2016, according to new research released today by Environment Maryland Research & Policy Center.

News Release | Environment Maryland Research and Policy Center

Baltimore’s health at risk with 143 dirty air days in 2015

Air pollution remains a major threat to our health, according to a new report from Environment Maryland Research & Policy Center, Our Health at Risk: Why Are Millions of Americans Still Breathing Unhealthy Air? In 2015, people here in Baltimore experienced 143 unhealthy air pollution days, increasing the risk of premature death, asthma attacks and other adverse health impacts.

News Release | Environment Maryland Research & Policy Center

Governor Hogan could double the benefits of reducing power plant pollution

As the federal government attempts to roll back programs that limit air pollution, seen most recently when yesterday Trump signed an executive order to reverse many Obama-era climate efforts such as the Clean Power Plan, Environment Maryland Research & Policy Center released a new report showing that Governor Hogan could double the benefits of reducing power plant pollution.

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