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Maryland Pushes Back Against EPA’s Attempt to Take Away States’ Rights

Maryland Pushes Back Against EPA’s Attempt to Take Away States’ Rights

By Aaron Zoellick, WKC Legal Intern Long before President Trump was inaugurated, it was clear that unraveling environmental protections was ...
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Take action to secure your constitutional right to environmental health & justice!

Take action to secure your constitutional right to environmental health & justice!

Every person, in every generation, deserves the right to pure water, clean air and a healthy environment. Yet across Maryland, ...
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Webinar: Maryland Amendment on Environmental Health & Justice

Webinar: Maryland Amendment on Environmental Health & Justice

WHAT: An online presentation and community conversation to learn more about what it would mean if the right to clean air, ...
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Press Statement: Groups Warn Maryland’s Conowingo Dam Settlement Will Harm Chesapeake Bay

Press Statement: Groups Warn Maryland’s Conowingo Dam Settlement Will Harm Chesapeake Bay

FERC permit is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to force Exelon to deal with sediment and pollution harming the Chesapeake Bay caused ...
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Fair Farms Campaign 2020 Legislative Priorities

Fair Farms Campaign 2020 Legislative Priorities

With a new year comes new priorities for the Fair Farms campaign to focus on in the Maryland state legislature ...
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Our 2020 Clean Water Legislative Priorities in Maryland, Virginia & Pennsylvania

Our 2020 Clean Water Legislative Priorities in Maryland, Virginia & Pennsylvania

The General Assembly sessions in Maryland and Virginia started on January 8th with much excitement and optimism for passing strong ...
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Act Now! Maryland Should Override Veto of Oyster Management Bill

Act Now! Maryland Should Override Veto of Oyster Management Bill

Last year, we had a very important victory when the Maryland General Assembly passed the Oyster Fishery Management Plan (HB720/SB830) ...
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Press Statement: Hogan Administration's Proposed Conowingo Dam Settlement with Exelon Flies in Face of Any Chesapeake Bay Lawsuit

Press Statement: Hogan Administration’s Proposed Conowingo Dam Settlement with Exelon Flies in Face of Any Chesapeake Bay Lawsuit

Media Contact: Betsy Nicholas, Waterkeepers Chesapeake, (202) 423-0504 Ted Evgeniadis, Lower Susquehanna Riverkeeper, (609) 571-5278 (Takoma Park, MD and Harrisburg, ...
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Public Interest Groups Sue EPA to Curb Slaughterhouse Pollution

Public Interest Groups Sue EPA to Curb Slaughterhouse Pollution

EPA’s Decision Not to Update Pollution Standards Allows Slaughterhouses to Continue Discharging Unhealthy Amounts of Pollution into the Nation’s Waterways ...
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Act Now! Protect Communities from Pollution from Chicken Manure!

Act Now! Protect Communities from Pollution from Chicken Manure!

In Maryland, there are hundreds of large industrial poultry operations, sometimes called factory farms. Regulators call them concentrated animal feeding ...
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