HOSTED BY: Waterkeepers Chesapeake, Green Amendments For the Generations, 350.org, Interfaith Power & Light (DC, MD, VA), Central Maryland Ecumenical Council, the Maryland Legislative Coalition, Earthworks
- Maya van Rossum, the Delaware Riverkeeper, founder of Green Amendments For the Generations, and author of “The Green Amendment: Securing Our Right to a Healthy Environment”
- Tamara Toles O’Loughlin, North America Director at 350.org and former leader of the Maryland Environmental Health Network
- Del. Vaughn Stewart, a Democratic member of the Maryland General Assembly from District 19 in Montgomery County and lead sponsor of the Maryland Green Amendment for Environmental Health & Justice
- You and your questions!
Across Maryland, communities are threatened by an unhealthy environment. Federal and state laws, as well as efforts at their enforcement and compliance, are coming up short. Despite the progress we have made, Maryland still suffers from polluted air, unhealthy water and the increasing threats posed by climate change. A constitutional amendment, the strongest protection provided by a state, would ensure that environmental protection is an obligation of government, not just an aspirational goal. It would empower Marylanders, local communities and the state to enforce these rights. And it would act as a ‘guardrail’ to prevent harmful state action now and for future generations.
More information about the constitutional amendment HERE.