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.Read more
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!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