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An outpouring of support for local farms

We should be doing everything we can to support healthy food and sustainable agriculture. Yet the U.S. House recently voted to eliminate programs that encourage local  farming — even as billions are sent to factory farms that foul our air and water. Environment Maryland delivered more than one thousand postcards to Gov. Martin O'Malley this summer in support of programs that would help local, sustainable farmers compete.

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Restoring the Chesapeake Bay

Thanks to you, the Bay could soon be better protected from pollution and development. At the urging of our staff and members, the Obama administration recently moved to restore protections to 17,000 miles of our streams that feed the Chesapeake Bay. Now we need to finish the job.

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Bringing clean, renewable energy to Maryland

It’s clean. It’s renewable. It’s local. And thanks to our steady effort for three years, offshore wind will be powering more of our homes after the passage of landmark legislation. Together, we’ll keep Maryland on the path toward our goal of powering homes with clean, local renewable energy.

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Reducing global warming pollution

Power plants will emit less of the pollution that threatens our children’s future, thanks to our defense and strengthening of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative — Maryland’s cornerstone clean energy and pollution reduction program. Now we’re calling for federal action to limit more carbon pollution from all the nation’s power plants.

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You’re building support to save the bees.

Millions of bees are dying off, with alarming consequences for our environment and our food supply. In 2015, we mobilized grassroots support for protecting these vital pollinators. Thanks to your support, our national team and a coalition of beekeepers, farmers and others delivered more than 4 million petitions calling on the Obama administration to declare a ban on neonicotinoids, a class of bee-killing pesticides.

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