News Releases

News Release | Environment America Research & Policy Center

Statement: NOAA proposes important updates to right whale protections that seek to prevent species’ extinction

Critically endangered North Atlantic right whales may soon see updated protections, after the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) posted a draft of their proposed rule to protect the species from fishing gear entanglements online on Wednesday. 

News Release | Environment America

Statement: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service punts on decision to list monarch butterflies under the Endangered Species Act

"It’s horrifying that the monarch’s population has fallen so low; it’s great to hear that the Fish and Wildlife Service, after conducting an ‘intensive, thorough review,’ agrees that the monarch deserves new protections. And it’s absurd that the agency is punting on any sort of plan to protect this important species."

News Release | Environment Maryland Research and Policy Center

New report highlights green infrastructure at hospital as part of national roadmap to clean water

 In Maryland and across America, the systems that should manage wastewater and stormwater are outdated and failing, according to a new report from Environment Maryland Research & Policy Center. Poor wastewater infrastructure in Maryland threatens the health of the Chesapeake Bay, the nation’s largest and most diverse estuary. 

News Release | Environment Maryland Research and Policy Center

New report shows Maryland’s leadership in decade of U.S. renewable energy progress

Clean energy is sweeping across America and is poised for more dramatic growth in the coming years.

News Release | Environment Maryland Research and Policy Center

Report: Are Maryland Beaches Safe for Swimming?

New report warns about contaminated water as Congress votes on funding to prevent pollution