News Release | Environment Maryland

Groups Use Stadium to Highlight Massive Chicken Manure Problem, as State Wavers on Stronger Bay Cleanup Rules

With Baltimore’s M&T Bank Stadium providing a symbolic backdrop, today Environment Maryland released a report, An Unsustainable Path: Why Maryland’s Manure Pollution Rules Are Failing to Protect the Chesapeake Bay, highlighting significant flaws in Maryland’s current manure application rules and outlining the need for stricter management.

News Release | Environment Maryland

President Obama & EPA Protect Public Health, Announce Landmark Mercury Standard for Power Plants

Today, President Obama and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the first-ever nationwide standard for mercury and air toxics pollution from power plants. A record 907,000 Americans submitted comments on the standard, which is expected to cut toxic mercury pollution from power plants by 90 percent.

News Release | Environment Maryland

With Debate Looming, Baltimore Constituents Show Sen. Catherine Pugh Their Support for Offshore Wind Power

As state lawmakers gear up for another debate about offshore wind power in 2012, Maryland Senator Catherine Pugh of Baltimore City heard vocal support for the issue from dozens of her constituents and an array of local Baltimore organizations and businesses at this evening’s town hall forum at Saint Mark’s Church.

News Release | Environment Maryland

Marylanders Would Save Over $4.89 Million on Thanksgiving Travel With Clean Cars

As Maryland families prepare for one of the busiest travel holidays of the year, and just days after the Obama administration proposed new fuel efficiency standards for cars and trucks, a new Environment Maryland report finds that more fuel efficient cars would make significant cuts in oil use and save Marylanders roughly $4.89 million at the gas pump this Thanksgiving alone.

News Release | Environment Maryland

Obama Administration Proposes Historic Clean Car Standards

The Obama administration today officially proposed new clean car standards that represent the biggest step the U.S. has ever taken to get off oil and tackle global warming. The standards would require cars and light trucks in model years 2017-2025 to meet a fleet-wide average global warming pollution standard equivalent to 54.5 miles per gallon. 

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