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News Release | Environment Maryland Research & Policy Center

Obama Administration Finalizes Historic Clean Car Standards

Today the Obama administration finalized new clean car standards that will double the fuel efficiency of today’s vehicles by 2025, drastically reducing emissions of carbon pollution and cutting oil use in Maryland and nationwide. The standards will cover new cars and light trucks in model years 2017-2025, and require those vehicles to meet the equivalent of a 54.5 miles-per-gallon standard by 2025.

News Release | Environment Maryland

As Offshore Wind Picks up Speed in Annapolis, Coalition Highlights Wind’s State-Wide Benefits

As lawmakers prepared to pass Gov. Martin O’Malley’s offshore wind power legislation out of the Maryland House of Delegates, an environmental group stood in front of the state house with minority and business leaders to hail offshore wind’s benefits for Maryland.  The group, Environment Maryland, released a new report, “What Offshore Wind Means for Maryland: Environmental, Economic and Public Health Benefits Across the State,” detailing regional benefits throughout Maryland of clean energy and reduced global warming pollution.

 

News Release | Environment Maryland

1.36 Million Pounds of Toxic Chemicals Dumped into Maryland’s Waterways

Industrial facilities dumped 1.36 million pounds of toxic chemicals into Maryland’s waterways, according to a new report released today by Environment Maryland. The report, Wasting Our Waterways: Industrial Toxic Pollution and the Unfulfilled Promise of the Clean Water Act also cites that 226 million pounds of toxic chemicals were discharged into 1,400 waterways across the country.

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Nuclear Power Plants Threaten Drinking Water for 200,000 Marylanders

The drinking water for 200,000 people in Maryland could be at risk of radioactive contamination from a leak or accident at a local nuclear power plant according to a new report called Too Close to Home: Nuclear Power and the Threat to Drinking Water released by Maryland PIRG Foundation (Maryland PIRG) and Environment Maryland Research and Policy Center.

News Release | Environment Maryland

Groups Use Stadium to Highlight Massive Chicken Manure Problem, as State Wavers on Stronger Bay Cleanup Rules

With Baltimore’s M&T Bank Stadium providing a symbolic backdrop, today Environment Maryland released a report, An Unsustainable Path: Why Maryland’s Manure Pollution Rules Are Failing to Protect the Chesapeake Bay, highlighting significant flaws in Maryland’s current manure application rules and outlining the need for stricter management.

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