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Maryland Environmental Group Responds to Revised Bay Cleanup Plan

Today Maryland agencies submitted to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency revised plans to restore the Chesapeake Bay. The plan is publicly available at this website and is part of the bay-wide "pollution diet," a collaborative effort between federal and state partners aimed at restoring the bay and its source waters. After an initial review of the plan, Environment Maryland Policy Advocate Tommy Landers issued this statement.

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Offshore Wind is Next Clean Energy Wave for Atlantic States

Up and down the Atlantic coast, states and offshore wind developers are making significant progress in advancing offshore projects, according to a new report. The report finds up to six gigawatts (GW) of offshore wind projects have been proposed along the Atlantic coast - the equivalent of about five coal-fired power plants and enough to power about 1.5 million average U.S. homes. Based on government analysis, the Atlantic Ocean has significant offshore wind potential, with over 212 GW of wind resources in shallow waters where current technology is best suited.

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Clean Cars Would Save Americans $234 Million on Thanksgiving Travel

As Americans prepare for one of the busiest travel holidays of the year, a new Environment America report finds that more fuel efficient cars would save Americans roughly $234 million at the gas pump this Thanksgiving alone. The report was released as the Obama administration develops new fuel efficiency and global warming pollution standards for cars and light trucks.

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Corporate Agribusiness and America’s Waterways Report Highlights 8 Companies’ Role in Pollution

As the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and several states consider action on factory farm pollution, Environment America released a report, Corporate Agribusiness and America’s Waterways, examining the role of corporate agribusiness in the pollution of waterways from the Chesapeake Bay to the Mississippi River. The group called for industrial firms like Perdue, Tyson and Cargill to be held accountable for the waste from their livestock.

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Action Urged to Protect Children’s Health from Toxic Chemicals

Today at The University of Medicine and Dentistry in Newark, Senator Frank Lautenberg was joined by EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson, CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta, and other environmental health experts to examine the impact of toxic chemicals on children’s health.

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