News Release | Environment Maryland

Obama administration issues rule to help protect Chesapeake Bay

Baltimore, MD – Fifty-nine percent of Maryland’s streams, including those feeding the Chesapeake Bay, will regain federal protections under a final rule signed today by top Obama administration officials. The Clean Water Rule restores Clean Water Act safeguards to streams and wetlands that have been vulnerable to development and pollution for nearly ten years.

News Release | Environment Maryland Research and Policy Center

How do Millennials experience climate change?

BALTIMORE, MARYLAND – Young adults in Maryland are experiencing hotter temperatures and more intense storms than their predecessors did in the 1970’s, according to a new report by Environment Maryland Research & Policy Center.

News Release | Environment Maryland Research and Policy Center

Baltimore among region’s solar leaders

News Release | Environment Maryland Research & Policy Center

Report: Small or large, all fracking companies break rules

From Fortune 500 companies, to mom-and-pop operators, to firms like Chevron who tout their clean records, virtually all drilling and fracking companies are prone to infractions of environmental rules, a new report says. The analysis of Pennsylvania’s oil and gas industry over a four-year period found that fracking companies violate protections for air, water, and health more than once each day on average.

News Release | Environment Maryland

New Report: wind energy needed to combat global warming

The carbon pollution from two entire coal plants could be eliminated in Maryland if wind power supplied 30 percent of the nation’s electricity needs, according to a new analysis by Environment Maryland. The analysis comes just as Congress considers whether to renew tax credits critical to wind development. 

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