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.

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Fracking & Oil and Gas in Maryland

Clean Water and Don’t Frack MD, a 100 group coalition, pursued a statewide campaign and won passage for the Protect Our Health and Communities Act (HB449/ SB409).

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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.

From We All Live Downstream

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October 5, 2020

On September 15, the Montgomery County Council held a public hearing on Council Bills 32-20 and 33-20, about moving beyond the use of plastics that cannot be recycled in Montgomery County. Clean Water Action submitted the below comments in support of the bill. To submit your own comments, click here!

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September 30, 2020

UPDATE: After a public "town hall" on 11/5 Montgomery County is convening a working group on ZTA 20-01. Read more from our allies at the Montgomery Countryside Alliance here. We need to invest in local solutions to fight the climate crisis - now more than ever - but ZTA 20-01 isn't it.

Screenshot of the livestream of the hearing on the Frederick County Climate Emergency Resolution
July 17, 2020

As a rising sophomore in college and major in environmental science, the reality of climate change is a huge part of my world. When I learned through my internship at Clean Water Action about Frederick County’s proposed Climate Emergency Resolution, I felt compelled to further educate myself. Upon viewing the Frederick County Council’s meeting on June 23rd, 2020 the workshop on June 30th, and the public hearing on July 14th, I was feeling very inspired and proud of my community.