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Environmental Organizations Oppose Unprecedented Senate Budget Amendment to Delay Phosphorus Regulations

(Annapolis, MD) -- Environmental organizations are opposing a proposed amendment to the state’s budget that would prohibit the Maryland Department of Agriculture from continuing to develop regulations to reduce phosphorus pollution until the completion of an expansive economic study.
Advocates say passage of the amendment would set a dangerous precedent not only for this specific matter, but also for other future regulatory actions. The Senate Budget and Taxation Committee is set to vote on the proposed budget amendment this afternoon.

 

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News Release | Environment Maryland Research and Policy Center

Shalefield Stories: Residents on the Frontlines of Fracking Tell Their Personal Stories in New Booklet

Baltimore, MD— As Maryland considers whether the dirty drilling practice known as “fracking” should be allowed, residents next door in Pennsylvania today recounted their stories of illness, water contamination, and damage to their livelihoods due to dirty drilling operations. Environment Maryland Research & Policy Center presented the residents’ Shalefield Stories as the latest evidence for rejecting fracking, even as state officials consider whether drilling practice will be allowed in Maryland. 

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Report | Environment Maryland Research and Policy Center

Shalefield Stories

Across the country, fracking is contaminating drinking water, making nearby families sick with air pollution, and turning forest acres into industrial zones.

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News Release | Environment Maryland Research & Policy Center

Death by a Thousand Cuts

Baltimore, MD – As Congress approaches another deadline on the federal budget, a new Environment Maryland Research & Policy Center analysis, entitled Death by a Thousand Cuts, exposes the challenges facing places like the George Washington Memorial Parkway and Antietam Battlefield as a result of mounting funding cuts to the National Park Service.

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News Release | Environment Maryland

Maryland Takes Action to Reduce Climate-Altering Carbon Pollution

Annapolis, MD—On January 6th, the State of Maryland finalized improvements to the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), a pioneering effort to clean up climate-altering carbon pollution from power plants. The new rules, just published in the Maryland Register, will reduce power plant pollution in the region by 15 percent with the decade.

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