Update 3/30 @ 5pm: Since this post was originally published, three major stakeholders have announced that they will be terminating their contracts with Energy Answers to purchase electricity from the proposed incinerator in Curtis Bay. Baltimore City, Baltimore City Public Schools, and Baltimore County Public Schools initiated a domino effect that will likely drive the other 19 stakeholders to back out of the contract. Stay tuned for more updates on our campaign to bring fair development to Curtis Bay!

People living in the South Baltimore community of Curtis Bay are no strangers to heavy industrialization and failed development, but an organization called Free Your Voice--a student-led human rights committee of United Workers--is organizing to bring fair development to Curtis Bay instead. Join Free Your Voice in celebrating recent victories and building their movment at The Concert for Fair Development on April 25th at 3pm in Curtis Bay!

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Bloomberg Philanthropies announced today that it will invest an additional $30 million in the Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal Campaign to secure replacement of half the nation’s coal fleet by 2017 with clean energy. Building on a successful, state-driven strategy that has made it possible for the U.S. to be a world leader in aggressive emission reductions, the new round of funding builds on a previous commitment of $50 million, raising the foundation’s overall investment in the Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal campaign to $80 million.

Public Health Groups Team up for Statewide TV Ads on Hogan’s Controversial Clean Air Actions
April Cable Ads Call on Gov. to Unblock Clean Air Protections

BALTIMORE, MD – Chesapeake Physicians for Social Responsibility and Sierra Club have joined together on a new statewide advertising campaign calling on Governor Larry Hogan to swiftly release clean air protections that had been finalized by Maryland’s Department of the Environment but held up by Hogan’s administration. Yesterday, the administration missed its previously announced end of March deadline for identifying a plan to move these critical protections forward.

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Baltimore City, Prince George’s and Montgomery County Councils Unite in Call for Clean Air Action
Local Governments Tell Hogan its Time to Unblock Key Protections

BALTIMORE, MD – The Baltimore City Council joined the Prince George’s and Montgomery County Councils this week by passing a resolution supporting clean air action for Maryland, specifically by cleaning up the state’s coal plants. The unanimous vote by the city council comes in response to controversial actions by Gov. Hogan to block clean air protections that had been finalized by the Maryland Department of the Environment.

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