Moving Maryland Beyond Coal
Tell Governor O'Malley to Protect Our Health from Coal!
In the American Lung Association's (ALA) most recent State of the Air Report, 15 counties in Maryland were monitored for air quality and 11 of them received failing grades!
Two of those counties, Baltimore and Anne Arundel are home to two inefficient dirty coal-fired power plants -- Crane and Wagner. The Crane and Wagner coal plants exceed healthy limits of sulfur dioxide pollution, which contributes to Maryland's poor air quality and health problems like asthma, bronchitis, and heart disease. Now, the coal plants are being sold, which means their operating permits are up for review giving us an opportunity to persuade Governor O'Malley to retire the coal plants and replace them with clean energy.
Send a message to Governor O'Malley today. Ask him to phase out the Crane and Wagner coal plants and come up with a plan for their retirement and replacement with clean energy.
Learn more about the Campaign to Move Maryland Beyond Coal
Read background info in the 2011 Summer/Autumn Chesapeake
In this era of "point and click" activism, Sierra Club is a place where you can still get involved, work hand in hand, and meet face to face with other passionate activists - to go hiking, in person, with your own two feet.
Celebrate the 4th of July by filling out our volunteer interest survey!
Rowan & Stuart hike in the
|Get Outdoors! Remember the summer camping trip, riding your bike to the park, smelling the grass and seeing the critters in your backyard? We all need to experience nature to appreciate its beauty and understand the threats.
Assist us in getting people outdoors.
Become a Sierra Club Outdoors Trip Leader.
- Recruit friends for a Sierra Club hike! Coordinate Outreach.
- Join the Fundraising Team. Help Plan Campaigns.
- Get our Message out through the Media
- And More: Website Design and support, Budgeting and Finance, Music, Construction, Make phone calls....
Let us know what your skills and interests are!
|There is much to do and I hope this summer you will become a Sierra Club Leader and help save Maryland's environment!
Thanks so much
Dave O'Leary, Chair
Sierra Club Maryland Chapter
|Clean Water Rally 2012
Previous Take Action links...
Join our Offshore Wind Call-In Day
Act Now for Offshore Wind in MD -- Help reach out to other members
Help save energy and fight light pollution by supporting the The Marilyn J. Praisner Safe and Earth Friendly Roadway Act.
Stand Up for Clean Energy in Maryland! Stop our utility companies from investing in more coal. It's time to focus on energy efficiency and renewables.
Ask Governor O'Malley and your State Representatives to help keep Maryland Trash Free by enacting a Bag Fee.
Ask EPA to regulate hazardous Coal Ash dumps to protect groundwater from Arsenic
Ask the National Park Service to stop Dirty Coal Potomac Appalachian Transmission Highline
Save Mattawoman Creek Help stop permits to build in wetlands!
Tell President Obama about the importance of Mattawoman Creek!
METRO Funding It all comes down to Governor Martin O'Malley and You!
Email your Legislators to Support Solar Energy in Maryland
Stop Developers from Dirtying the Water!