About Environment Maryland
Environment Maryland protects the places we love, advancing the environmental values we share, and winning real results for our environment. What’s our key to winning? People like you. Stand up for clean air, clean water and the open spaces you care about by making a donation today.
Who we are
Environment Maryland is a citizen-based environmental advocacy project of Environment America. We believe Maryland is full of special places worth protecting and preserving for future generations.
Whether it’s the jagged coastline of the Eastern Shore, or the rolling hills of western Maryland, the state's natural wonders enrich our lives in countless ways. Yet the places we love and the environmental values so many of us share are too often threatened by powerful industries, short-sighted politicians and more. Defending our environment requires independent research, tough-minded advocacy and spirited grassroots action. That’s the idea behind Environment Maryland. Together with thousands of supporters from all walks of life, we take the kind of action that wins tangible results for our environment.
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Environment Maryland Research & Policy Center
What we do
Funded by supporters like you, we research the challenges confronting our environment and educate the public about what’s at stake. Through our research reports, news conferences, interviews with reporters, op-ed pieces, letters to the editor and more, we raise awareness of environmental issues and promote sensible solutions. Our canvassers meet people where they are — in public places or door to door — raising awareness, recruiting new supporters and activists, and securing funds to support our work.
We make the case for our environment and help people like you make an impact — through petitions, emails, letters, phone calls and more, all delivered to the right people just when it matters most.
Become a member
Join thousands of your friends and neighbors in protecting our air, water and open spaces by becoming a member of Environment Maryland by making a contribution today.
Environment Maryland is a project of Environment America, Inc. These pie charts reflect the final audited FY18 financial information for Environment America, Inc. and Environment America Research and Policy Center, Inc.
ACTION FOR THE PLACES WE LOVE AND THE VALUES WE SHARE
- To breathe clean air and drink clean water
Polluters are breaking the law, and often, the government fails to stop them. Over the past 25 years, our national litigation team has filed dozens of lawsuits against companies that dumped illegal amounts of pollution into our nation’s air, rivers, bays and harbors—resulting in more than $250 million in court-ordered penalties and pollution reduction actions. With member support, Environment Maryland is holding polluters accountable. LEARN MORE
- To power our lives with renewable energy
We’re promoting a bold, clear vision of a greener, healthier world — one powered solely by energy harnessed from the sun and the wind. We’re also taking steps to help build that future right now by encouraging campuses, cities, our state and Congress to commit to 100% renewable energy. Already, more than 50 cities across the country have adopted that goal, along with universities from Colorado State to Cornell. LEARN MORE
- To protect our health and wild places
In a major victory for Marylanders’ health and environment, Gov. Larry Hogan signed a statewide ban on hydraulic fracturing into law in April 2017. Hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” has been linked to earthquakes, flammable tap water, toxic runoff and other serious threats to the environment and the health of nearby communities. Maryland is only the second state to ban this dangerous drilling process. LEARN MORE