Report: Polluters dumped ~200 million lbs. of toxics into waterways
Statement: Baltimore advocacy groups call for improved water infrastructure in wake of boil-water advisory in West Baltimore
Statement: Inflation Reduction Act could be a ‘game changer’ for climate and clean energy
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Environment America & Environment Maryland congratulate environmental champion Brooke Lierman for winning Democratic Primary for state comptroller
By winning Tuesday’s Maryland Democratic primary election, State Del. Brooke Lierman took a giant step toward becoming Maryland’s state comptroller.
Biden promises action on climate change during event at former coal plant
President Joe Biden took his campaign to slow down climate change and speed up our transition to clean energy to the site of the former Brayton Point coal-fired power plant on Wednesday. Brayton Point is now becoming a hub for the development and production of offshore wind technology. During the visit, he announced a new program to develop offshore wind power in the Gulf of Mexico for the first time and indicated that his administration would propose additional executive actions to tackle climate change in the coming days.
Statement: U.S. Postal Service more than doubles its electric vehicle commitment
The U.S. Postal Service announced on Wednesday that it would purchase at least 25,000 electric vehicles as part of its plan to replace an aging fleet, more than doubling its previous commitment. The announcement comes after the agency’s initial plan to “modernize” its fleet would have electrified only 10% of its vehicles, prompting calls for the agency to revisit its decision and a lawsuit filed by 16 states. The new commitments means at least 50% of the agency’s first 50,000 vehicle purchases will be electric.
Report: Federal logging projects put 10 climate-saving forests on chopping block
Federal agencies are targeting mature and old-growth forests for logging despite these trees’ extraordinary ability to curb climate change and President Joe Biden’s directive to preserve them, according to a new report spotlighting the 10 worst logging projects in federal forests across the country.
Statement: New federal rule would help tackle country’s largest source of global warming pollution: transportation
WASHINGTON – President Joe Biden’s administration announced a notice of proposed rulemaking on Thursday to address the climate impact of the nation’s transportation system. The rule, proposed by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), will require state transportation departments and metropolitan planning organizations to report the carbon dioxide emissions of vehicles traveling on their respective sections of the federal highway system, and to set declining yearly emissions targets. The public will have 90 days to comment on the proposed rule.
Statement: Biden administration’s drilling proposal would put U.S. over a barrel
"By proposing as many as 11 new offshore drilling lease sales, President Biden is taking us down the same old path toward more spills and a warmer climate. This plan would lock in long-term risks that, with renewable energy on the rise, we increasingly don’t need."
Statement: EU to phase out new fossil fuel cars by 2035
The European Union reached a deal on Wednesday to pass a new climate law that will require new car sales to be zero-emission by 2035.
Statement: Baltimore City bans toxic pesticides
BALTIMORE -- A new law restricting the use of three toxic pesticides that can harm children and kill bees goes into effect Friday in Baltimore City.
Report: Damaging methane gas pipeline leaks happen every 40 hours in the U.S.
New report deails how frequent gas leaks result in death, injury and other damage to our health and environment.
Statement: Canada Bans Single-Use Plastics
The Canadian government has announced that it will ban the manufacture and import of most single-use plastic products in December 2022 and the sale of these products as of December 2023.