Act on Climate in Maryland

Cleaning our water and air means both reducing dirty energy and promoting clean energy. Clean Water helped pass the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Act and the fracking moratorium, and works with a diverse coalition of organizations to persuade legislators that fracking is inherently dangerous to water resources and community health.

Chesapeake Currents - Spring | Summer 2016

Chesapeake Currents - Spring | Summer 2016

In this issue: Northern Virginia Healthy Communities; An Incinerator Win in Baltimore; Winning Primaries in Baltimore; Cleaning up the Anacostia; and more.

Baltimore Incinerator - Photo Credit: duckeesue / Shutterstock.com

Incineration

Incinerators are referred to as “waste-to-energy” facilities, but incinerator sites have caused significant environmental, health, and financial impacts on communities and residents.

Environmental Groups Win Victory in Reducing Coal Plant Water Pollution in Maryland

Emily Ranson, Maryland Program Coordinator for Clean Water Action, said: "Marylanders are drinking from and fishing in waterways downstream of power plants, and these waterways should not be dumping grounds for power plants' toxic waste. Industry should be held accountable for its pollution. Marylanders should not subsidize polluting power plants by suffering the negative health impacts or paying higher water treatment costs to clean up their mess."

From We All Live Downstream

January 18, 2019

Burning trash is not clean energy. When incinerators burn trash, they emit more greenhouse gasses per unit of energy generated than even coal, the dirtiest of fossil fuels. Unfortunately, Maryland currently subsidizes trash incinerators in our state’s Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) - giving taxpayer money to the incinerators as if they are clean sources of energy like solar or wind.

November 3, 2017

The days are now getting shorter, and while we’ve rolled back our clocks we will not roll back our water protections. Here’s what your Maryland Clean Water Action office has been up to as we fight federal rollbacks and push Maryland forward.

Forest in Fall along river
October 9, 2017

Forests are critical to the long term health of Frederick's streams, the Monocacy River, and our communities. 

Forests: