Maryland Chapter Blog

Date: May 22, 2015
By: Josh Tulkin
Sierra Club is extremely disappointed that Governor Hogan vetoed HB980/SB 340, which restored voting rights for citizens returning from prison.  
 
This legislation would have empowered communities of color who are disproportionately impacted by both assaults on felon voting rights and assaults on clean air, clean water, and public health. 
 
When more Americans can vote, we're stronger and better positioned to stand up to big polluters and corporations that are increasingly dominating our elections and our government.
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Date: May 21, 2015
By: Seth Bush

TEXT: Maryland Forward With Clean Energy

The MD Sierra Club Energy Committee mission is: “Moving Maryland beyond coal by advancing clean renewable energy and energy conservation”

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Date: May 20, 2015
By: Josh Tulkin

Posted for Dan Furmansky and Joanna Diamond.

Think poultry waste in our waterways is crappy? Want to see the government subsidize healthy, local, sustainable farming instead of CAFOs/factory farms? Concerned about toxic pesticides harming pollinators and the overuse of antibiotics in farmed animals causing antibiotic resistance?

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Date: May 20, 2015
By: Josh Tulkin

Think poultry waste in our waterways is crappy? Want to see the government subsidize healthy, local, sustainable farming instead of CAFOs/factory farms? Concerned about toxic pesticides harming pollinators and the overuse of antibiotics in farmed animals causing antibiotic resistance?

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Date: May 20, 2015
By: Josh Tulkin

Think poultry waste in our waterways is crappy? Want to see the government subsidize healthy, local, sustainable farming instead of CAFOs/factory farms? Concerned about toxic pesticides harming pollinators and the overuse of antibiotics in farmed animals causing antibiotic resistance?

These are some of the major issues that motivate the work of our Food & Farming Committee. Join us in our goals to make a difference in Maryland’s food system.

Click here to learn about our upcoming goals.

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Date: May 20, 2015
By: Claudia Friedetzky

Our waterways face many threats, including urban runoff, climate change, and the destruction of the forests that clean our water and our air. 

muddy water by Claudia Friedetzky

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Date: May 19, 2015
By: Joanne Heckman

Without good erosion control, dirt washing off a single construction site can damage three miles of downstream waters (see article). The second Greater Baltimore Survey is now being organized by Sierra Club partner, CEDS. The survey of construction sites will assess how well erosion control measures have been applied. The goal is to provide Baltimore City and the five surrounding counties – Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Harford and Howard – with the public support needed to further reduce construction site mud pollution. 

The first Greater Baltimore Survey led to increases in enforcement staff and in compliance with erosion safeguards. The second Survey will begin in a few weeks. If you’d like to be part of this effort or learn how to win similar improvements in your watershed, then sign up for a survey date at Registration

No prior experience or any particular expertise is needed. The Survey will be conducted by nearly a hundred volunteers on 18 different dates – three per jurisdiction. On each Survey date a team of five or six volunteers will travel from site to site in an SUV. We will not trespass onto sites or confront anyone: we’ll view construction sites from adjoining roads or other public areas. Each survey lasts two or three hours. Further information about survey procedures can be found at: 2015 GBC Procedures.  

We’re currently compiling a database of active construction sites in the Greater Baltimore Area.  If you know of a site in the City or five surrounding counties, please add it to the Construction Site Database

For further information contact Richard Klein at 410-654-3021 or Rklein@ceds.org

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Date: May 18, 2015
By: Kristin Cook

5/18/15 Two victories in one week!

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Date: May 14, 2015
By: Josh Tulkin

The Maryland Chapter of the Sierra Club is seeking candidates to support our communications work.  Eventually, we intend to form a Communications Committee, but to begin with, we’re looking for people who can take on some discrete pieces of work:

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Date: May 01, 2015
By: Josh Tulkin

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