Sierra Club's Lobby Night is Monday March 2nd, and we need volunteers from across the state to join this critical event. There couldn't be a more important time to be involved, we are literally fighting to defend all of our progress from the last 8 years. And we need your help.
In his first month in office, Governor Larry Hogan hasn't wasted any time. He's threatened to open Maryland to fracking, blocked critical health-protections for Maryland's coal-fired power plants, attacked funding to reduce polluted runoff into the Chesapeake Bay, withdrawn rules to manage chicken manure dumping on the Eastern Shore.
We'll have everything you need, talking points, an overview of the bills and advice on how to lobby. Whether you've done this 100 times or you're new, come on out, have some fun, and help us make a difference this year in Annapolis!Read more
We're ready to turn up the heat on Governor Hogan to ensure his administration implements long-awaited health protections from Maryland's dirty coal plants in time for the 2015 asthma season.
Clean air is a human right, and it’s up to you, me, and our elected officials to ensure that right is upheld.
Currently, 40% of our state’s energy comes from dirty, polluting coal that contributes to Maryland having the worst smog pollution on the East Coast, and increasing generation from fracked gas is not a healthy solution.
That’s why the Maryland Sierra Club and a coalition of allies are working to pass the Maryland Clean Energy Advancement Act, which would set a goal for 40% of our energy to come from clean, renewable sources instead by 2025.
And we need your help to fight for clean energy.Read more
On his first day of office, Governor Larry Hogan delayed several important environmental regulations that were poised to go into effect. Earlier today Sierra Club released this statement. More info to come.
TAKE ACTION NOW! Send a message to Governor Hogan: http://sc.org/HoganSmogAlert
Sierra Club Comes Out Against Hogan, NRG For Yanking Clean Air Protections
First Day in Office, New Gov. Eliminates Public Health Safeguards
BALTIMORE, MD – Last week, after more than fifteen months of intensive engagement with industry and the public health community, Maryland's Department of the Environment finalized new protections against air pollution from the state’s coal-fired power plants. These safeguards would protect Marylanders from harmful smog pollution, which is responsible for a host of adverse health effects, including triggering asthma attacks, especially in vulnerable populations such as children.
Last night, the Baltimore Sun reported that the Governor’s first move in office was to take the controversial action of yanking those protections at the printing press. This action was taken after the regulations were signed and finalized by Secretary of the Environment.Read more