For Immediate Release: Tuesday, May 10, 2022
Contact: Mark Morgenstein, Media Relations Director,

Environment America, Environment Maryland endorse Donna Edwards
Former U.S. Representative from Maryland running to rejoin Congress

BALTIMORE – Environment America and its state office Environment Maryland announced Tuesday they are endorsing Donna Edwards for Congress. Edwards is running in the state's 4th Congressional District, which she previously represented in the U.S. House of Representatives from 2008 to 2017.

“When it comes to who we can trust the most to do right by our environment, the voters of Maryland’s 4th Congressional District have a clear choice with a strong track record:  Donna Edwards,” said Wendy Wendlandt, Environment America’s president. “I have known Donna for nearly 30 years. She knows how Congress works and she has a history of prioritizing investments in science, clean energy and public transportation. As climate change increasingly takes a toll on our environment, health and well-being, we know Donna’s care for and expertise on these issues will be crucial.”

Edwards had a consistently strong environmental record in Congress, including supporting the cleanup of Chesapeake Bay. In addition, she’s always been an advocate for our parks and open space. She has always approached her environmental work with spirit and creativity, while representing her constituents and building broader support for change

Maryland’s environmental community has recognized Edwards for her good work close to home. Notably, she won the Maryland Sierra Club’s 2007 Conservationist of the Year Award for founding the Campaign to Reinvest in the Heart of Oxon Hill.


Environment America is a national network of 30 state environmental groups. Our staff work together for clean air, clean water, clean energy, wildlife and open spaces, and a livable climate. Our members across the United States put grassroots support behind our research and advocacy. 

Environment America is part of The Public Interest Network, which operates and supports organizations committed to a shared vision of a better world and a strategic approach to social change.

Environment America Action Fund works to protect our environment by supporting candidates for public office who champion clean air, clean water, wilderness preservation, and strong action to prevent global warming. The Environment America Action Fund is a part of the Environment America family of organizations.

Paid for by Environment America Action not authorized by any candidate or candidate’s committee.