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Groups Call for Moratorium on Chicken Houses on Eastern Shore

Groups Call for Moratorium on Chicken Houses on Eastern Shore

NEW REPORT: DESPITE PHOSPHORUS POLLUTION OVERLOAD, MARYLAND CUT WATER QUALITY MONITORING AND ALLOWS POULTRY EXPANSION Environmental groups call on state ...
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#MyEastCoast: No Offshore Drilling Social Media Blitz

#MyEastCoast: No Offshore Drilling Social Media Blitz

This Labor Day weekend, take part in a social media storm to say “No Offshore Drilling on #MyEastCoast!” Waterkeepers up ...
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LTE: Conowingo Dam Needs Better Fish Ladder

LTE: Conowingo Dam Needs Better Fish Ladder

According to its mission statement, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service exists to “conserve, protect and enhance fish, wildlife and ...
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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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