For more than a decade, the City of Frederick has been planning to complete a loop around most of the city via Monocacy Boulevard and Christopher’s Crossing. One of the last unbuilt sections of that loop would connect Christopher's Crossing to the Golden Mile. The City has been planning to complete that segment by extending Christopher’s Crossing south from Whittier straight through Fort Detrick’s Area B, a Superfund site on the National Priorities List for remediation still containing dangerous contamination. That’s a problem.
Lead is a highly poisonous metal and can affect almost every organ in the body and the nervous system. Because they absorb more lead than adults and because their brains and nervous systems are still developing, children under 6 and the developing fetus are most susceptible to lead exposure.
EPA is accepting public comments on its "Worst Case" discharge rule until July 26th. Submit your comment today urging EPA to protect communities and drinking water from chemical spills.
PFAS chemicals are a class of chemicals most in need of immediate policy action due to their wide-spread use in products, prevalence in breast milk and people’s bodies, and persistence in the environment. Known as “forever chemicals” due to their inability to break down, PFAS also persists in the waste stream, contaminating our soil, air, and water.
We need your help to pass innovative legislation that identifies sources of PFAS into California's environment and restricts their use at the source. Act now!
M83 is an outdated solution to our traffic and development problems, yet it is still a part of Montgomery County's Master Plan of Highways and Transitways. Two other parallel highways exist - instead of investing in yet another highway Montgomery County should invest in transit and other transportation alternatives. Bus rapid transit, expanding Ride-On services, and investing in problematic intersections should be pursued before plowing through hundreds of acres of forest and preserve.