News Release | Environment Maryland

Reps. Ruppersberger, Cummings, and Sarbanes Oppose Bill that Puts 139,500 Lives at Risk

The U.S. House of Representatives passed the “TRAIN” Act (H.R. 2401), legislation that would indefinitely delay the clean-up of toxic power plant pollution. The legislation could result in 139,500 lives lost due to smog, soot, and toxic air pollution.*

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.

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