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Our decades-long campaign to defend the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is not over

The Trump administration announced Monday that it will begin oil leasing in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. We've been working for decades to protect this 19 million acre wilderness, and we're not giving up now.

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Kate Breimann
Advocate, Environment Maryland

In this second installation of Plastic Perspectives, our fellow Sacha Cameron will be exploring the health concerns that arise from plastic production and disposal through a conversation with Dr. Sacoby Wilson of the University of Maryland, College Park. An associate professor with the Maryland Institute for Applied Environmental Health (MIAEH) and Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Dr. Wilson is well-versed in plastics and the environmental justice issues associated with their overuse.

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Kate Breimann
Advocate, Environment Maryland

Today Environment Maryland and Maryland PIRG sent a letter to Gov. Hogan, Secretary Slater, and Administrator Quinn in opposition to newly proposed cuts to transit funding. 

Concerns over plastic use and waste are more mainstream now than ever before.  The message is clear: plastic is not good for the environment. But did you know that the invention of plastic was once seen as a win for conservation? Read the first blog "Plastic Perspectives," our new 10-part series on plastic pollution.

For what would become the nation’s most effective conservation and recreation law, it was an awkward beginning.