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Major Environmental Groups Urge MDE to Investigate Full Risks of Pipeline PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Denise Robbins   
Wednesday, 09 August 2017 08:05

Alarmed with the Potential Detriment to the Environment, Coalition Calls for Assessment, Rejection of TransCanada’s Eastern Panhandle Expansion Project  

Baltimore, MD — On Tuesday August 8, a letter signed by 18 state and local environmental organizations was delivered to Secretary Ben Grumbles of the Maryland Department of the Environment. The signatories demand that MDE use its authority to conduct a thorough evaluation of the potential environmental impacts of TransCanada’s proposed Eastern Panhandle Expansion Project pipeline. The letter suggests that once MDE diligently carries out its obligation to Marylanders to examine the full impacts, the agency will see no other option than to reject the proposed pipeline project. The letter asserts that MDE will ...

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“Kayaktivists” to Call On Gov. Hogan To Reject TransCanada Fracked-Gas Pipeline in Protest on the Po PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Denise Robbins   
Friday, 28 July 2017 08:41

*Original date of 7/28 changed due to weather.

 

SHARPSBURG, MD — On Friday, August 11 at 1:00 pm, dozens of activists — many in kayaks — will span the Potomac River in a powerful showing of opposition to TransCanada’s proposed pipeline under the Potomac. The activists will paddle down the Potomac with large protest banners, drawing attention to the treasured river through which the pipeline is proposed to be constructed and calling on Governor Larry Hogan to reject the project.

 

The kayaktivist action will be the latest stage in a months-long rolling encampment titled “Standing Rock to Hancock: Camp Out to Stop the Potomac Pipeline,” which is taking place throughout the summer with camp-outs along the C&O canal near Hancock, Maryland. ...

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Board of Public Works approves funding for clean water and the Chesapeake Bay PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jay Apperson   
Thursday, 06 July 2017 08:03

Board of Public Works approves funding for clean water  and the Chesapeake Bay

Grants will reduce pollution, improve drinking water  and wastewater infrastructure, save energy

BALTIMORE (July 5, 2017) – The Maryland Board of Public Works approved more than $92 million in grants today to reduce pollution, improve water quality and save energy and money. The Board is composed of Governor Larry Hogan, Treasurer Nancy K. Kopp and Comptroller Peter Franchot.

"These are smart investments to protect public health, prevent water pollution and save money and energy in Maryland communities and the Chesapeake Bay. The Maryland Department of the Environment thanks Governor Hogan for his leadership as the new head of the six-state Chesapeake Bay Program and his ...

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Advocacy Groups to Announce Months-Long Encampment Against Pipeline PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Denise Robbins   
Wednesday, 28 June 2017 14:33

Following The Lead Of Standing Rock Protesters, Groups Launch First Of Its Kind Protest Encampment To Urge Gov. Hogan To Reject TransCanada’s Fracked-Gas Pipeline

 

CLEAR SPRING, MD-  Area citizens and environmental advocates on Friday will launch a months-long encampment to protest TransCanada’s proposed pipeline under the Potomac River. This encampment is the first of its kind in Maryland history to protest fossil fuels. The proposed pipeline would threaten millions of residents in Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C. who rely on the Potomac river for drinking water. The protesters will gather to demand Maryland Governor Larry Hogan reject the permit required for construction of this pipeline.

The encampment, titled “Standing Rock to Hancock: Camp ...

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Baltimore City Council Adopts Resolution Upholding Paris Climate Agreement PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Allison Rich, Maryland Environmental Health Network   
Tuesday, 20 June 2017 15:35

The Baltimore City Council adopted a resolution at their June 19th meeting committing Baltimore to uphold the Paris Climate Agreement.

A youth-led rally in support of the resolution took place inside City Hall before the vote.

BALTIMORE — On June 19th, Baltimore youth, residents, local elected officials, and environmental advocates rallied inside City Hall in a strong showing of support for city-level climate action. Baltimore City Councilman Zeke Cohen introduced a resolution at the City Council meeting later that evening committing Baltimore to uphold the Paris Climate Agreement.

The rally featured several local leaders, including students with the advocacy group Baltimore Beyond Plastic, Councilman Zeke Cohen, and members of the Baltimore Peoples Climate ...

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