Environmental Justice in Maryland

Every community in the state of Maryland deserves to have their health and environmental safety treated with equity and integrity. Clean Water believes that your health and quality of life should not be determined by your zip code. We work with overburdened communities to ensure their voices are heard.

Community leader Rodette Jones addresses the rally.

Baltimore Residents Rally to Demand Cleaner Air and a Transition to Zero Waste

On September 21st, a group of Baltimore residents, local elected offic

The REDUCE Act - Mercury

Mercury, the infamous silvery liquid metal, is a proven neurotoxin and exposure to mercury is a potential serious health threat for pregnant women and young children in particular. During the first years of life, a child's brain is still developing and rapidly absorbing nutrients

Baltimore Incinerator - Photo Credit: duckeesue / Shutterstock.com

Incineration

Incinerators are referred to as “waste-to-energy” facilities, but incinerator sites have caused significant environmental, health, and financial impacts on communities and residents.

Bipartisan Coalition Demands End to Ratepayer Subsidies for Trash Incineration

On March 8th, an unlikely alliance of Republican and Democratic legislators, residents from across Maryland, and environmental advocates

From We All Live Downstream

April 8, 2019

People all across Maryland - especially in Baltimore, Frederick, and Montgomery County where communities have fought or are fighting against trash incinerators in their neighborhoods - have been working to make sure that any increase in the renewable portfolio standard not increase subsidies for trash incineration. Today, on the last day of the legislative session, the current version of the Clean Energy Jobs Act maintains burning trash as a tier 1 renewable energy source, keeping it eligible for the maximum amount of subsidy available.

April 1, 2019

April showers don't only bring May flowers: in a city with sewage infrastructure in desparate need of expansion and repair, they also bring sewage into local streams, city streets, and even people's homes.

March 11, 2019

On Friday, people from all across Maryland came together in Annapolis for a day of action about HB961/SB548: bipartisan legislation to remove trash incineration from Maryland's Renewable Portfolio Standard and stop subsidizing it with millions of dollars each year, meant to support wind and solar development.