Emily Ranson - Maryland Director

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Victories and Defeats in MD's 2021 Session

April 13, 2021

Monday was the last day of Maryland's Legislative Session. Maryland has a 90 day legislative session - it runs straight from January to April. Once it ends, the legislature can come back via Special Session to vote on legislation or override vetoes, but those are not common. So, this concludes our chance to change state law in 2021.

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Testimony for HB807: Task Force on Recycling Policy and Recycling & Waste Systems

March 29, 2021

Today, the Senate Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs Committee holds its hearing on HB807, legislation to create a task force to study recycling and solid waste policies and systems in Maryland. This task force could significantly help advance zero waste in Maryland; here is our testimony in favor of the bill.

HB807: Task Force on Recycling Policy and Recycling and Waste Systems in Maryland

Senate Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs

March 31, 2021

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Testimony for Railroad Community & Worker Safety

March 19, 2021

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Senate Finance Committee

March 23, 2021

Dear Chairwoman Kelley and Members of the Committee,

Clean Water Action thanks Delegate Stein for continuing to champion two man crew legislation and supports its passage. We have a keen interest in making sure that trains in Maryland have adequate crew available to not only respond to disasters, but also to prevent them.