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.

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

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.

From We All Live Downstream

Screenshot of the title page of the report
October 6, 2022

Next week on Wednesday, the Baltimore City Council will be holding a public hearing on sewer backups into homes and the City's existing programs for helping households that have sewer backups. This week, we published a new report with Blue Water Baltimore making key recommendations for improving and expanding these programs.

A picture of someone having just finished painting a round sign that says "Transit for All"
May 10, 2022

On Friday, the Mid-Atlantic Justice Coalition submitted a letter signed by 50 organizations to Governor Hogan, requesting that he sign HB141, the Transportation Equity Act, into law.

The logo of the Mid-Atlantic Justice Coalition, an eye with "e" as the pupil, with subscript reading "environment - economy - equity"

A young woman holding a saign that says justice
March 15, 2022

Testimony for HB1033

House Appropriations Committee

March 15, 2022

Position: FAVORABLE

Dear Chair McIntosh and Members of the Committee,