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Take Action - Stop Toxic Coal Ash From Being Dumped In Potomac!

Take Action – Stop Toxic Coal Ash From Being Dumped In Potomac!

Dominion Proposes to Dump Over 150 Million Gallons of Contaminated Waste Water Into Quantico Creek and Potomac River Dominion Virginia ...
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Court Finds that Maryland Failed to Protect Rivers from Polluted Runoff

Court Finds that Maryland Failed to Protect Rivers from Polluted Runoff

After five years, finally a win in the courts! The Court of Special Appeals upheld a lower court’s finding that ...
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Disappointment in Weakened Fracking Moratorium Bill

Disappointment in Weakened Fracking Moratorium Bill

Maryland Senate Passes Weakened Fracking Moratorium Bill Cuts Moratorium Length to Two Years and Mandates Regulations (Annapolis, MD – April ...
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Accountability from All Industries — No Exceptions or Exemptions

Accountability from All Industries — No Exceptions or Exemptions

Environmental advocates have been working to update Maryland’s 45-year old Public Information Act through state legislation (“Senate OKs rewrite of ...
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Waterkeepers Chesapeake Strongly Opposes Atlantic Offshore Drilling

Waterkeepers Chesapeake Strongly Opposes Atlantic Offshore Drilling

Today, Waterkeepers Chesapeake submitted comments to the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) expressing strong opposition to the inclusion of ...
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Maryland House Passes 3-Year Moratorium on Fracking

Maryland House Passes 3-Year Moratorium on Fracking

Calls Made to State Senate to Act in Defense of Public Health, Economic Viability  ANNAPOLIS— The Maryland House today passed ...
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Groups Call for Update of Public Information Act Law

Groups Call for Update of Public Information Act Law

SB695/HB755 would limit fees, improve oversight and close loopholes (Annapolis, MD) – Good government organizations, newspaper editors, public health groups, ...
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Waterkeepers Chesapeake Decries Another Crude Oil Train Explosion

Disaster on the Kanahwa River in West Virginia is another example of a rail system not able to handle highly volatile ...
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Waterkeepers Chesapeake Joins Effort to Close Loopholes

Waterkeepers Chesapeake Joins Effort to Close Loopholes

NEW LEGISLATION WOULD IMPROVE OVERSIGHT AND CLOSE LOOPHOLES IN PUBLIC INFORMATION ACT LAW Senator Raskin, Delegate Cullison Propose First Major ...
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Fracking Moratorium Coalition & Bill Introduced in Maryland

Fracking Moratorium Coalition & Bill Introduced in Maryland

Maryland Legislators Introduce Fracking Moratorium Bill Over 100 Md. Health Professionals Support Moratorium, Citing Serious Health Risks; New National Poll Shows ...
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