News Release | Environment Maryland

Rep. Harris to Vote on Bill That Would Put 33,000 Lives at Risk

As soon as today the U.S. House of Representatives will vote on the “TRAIN” Act, legislation that would indefinitely delay the clean-up of toxic power plant pollution. The legislation could result in over 33,000 lives lost due to smog, soot, and toxic air pollution.

News Release | Environment Maryland

Baltimore Named Smoggiest Metro Area On East Coast, Other Maryland Metro Areas Close Behind

The Baltimore metro area ranks as the smoggiest metropolitan area on the East Coast in a report released today by Environment Maryland. Three other Maryland metropolitan areas, specifically the Washington, D.C., Hagerstown, MD and Wilmington-Newark, DE-MD metro areas, were not far behind in the report’s rankings, with the Washington, D.C. area ranking as the second smoggiest on the East Coast.

News Release | Environment Maryland

A Healthy Environment is Key to a Healthy Economy

President Obama addressed a joint session of Congress on the subject of job creation.  While focused mostly on a job-creating agenda, the president reiterated his support for environmental and health protections including “rules that keep our kids from being exposed to mercury” and challenged the country to be in a “race to the top” when it comes to pollution standards. 

News Release | Environment Maryland

Obama Administration Decision on Smog Standards Puts Thousands of Lives at Risk

Today, the Obama administration announced that it will not update critical air quality standards for ozone pollution—commonly known as smog.

News Release | Environment Maryland

Pres. Obama Takes Historic Step to Get America Off Oil & Tackle Global Warming Through Cleaner Cars

President Obama today will announce the outline of proposed clean car standards that by 2030 will cut annual gasoline use by as much as 23 billion gallons, reduce annual emissions of global warming pollution by as much as 280 million metric tons, and save Americans over $80 billion at the gas pump annually.

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