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Community Solar Bill
Tell Legislators to Expand Solar Energy in Maryland and Allow Access for All!
Community Solar projects allow all Maryland residents buy into home-grown solar energy projects on roofs of local buildings or in open fields. These projects create local green jobs and open doors to solar participation to low-income citizens, renters, and those who are unable to install renewable energy on their own homes or businesses.
Tell your legislator that you want to encourage more solar energy in Maryland!
Pollinator Protection Act
Tell Legislators to Pass the Pollinator Protection Act
Protect Birds, Babies, Bees and the Bay!
The growing and widespread use of toxic neonicotinoid (“neonic”) pesticides is a major contributor to the alarming decline of honey bees. This poses a serious threat to our food supply, to wildlife, and to human health. In 2012, Maryland beekeepers lost 50% of their hives. Neonics harm other wildlife, poison our water, and threaten public health.
We need to inform Marylanders about the risks from these harmful, bee-killing pesticides and limit their widespread use. Tell the Maryland General Assembly, and Governor Hogan, to pass a bill that labels nursery plants treated with toxic, bee-killing pesticides and restricts their consumer use.
Phosphorous Management Tool (PMT) Alert
Tell Maryland Legislators: Get Animal Waste Our of Our Waters
Maryland uses a flawed method for calculating the risk of pollution from animal manure in our waterways. A July 2014 Environmental Integrity Project report found that Eastern Shore poultry operations spread three times more phosphorus in chicken manure on their fields than crops needed.
Tell legislators to end the delays and pass the Phosphorus Management Tool into law. It’s time to stop the flow of manure into our waterways!
Tell your state legislators to protect Maryland by supporting the fracking moratorium bill!
In 2011, Governor O'Malley instituted a moratorium on fracking because he knew it was too dangerous to allow it to continue without fully understanding the potential threats fracking poses to Maryland's water, lands and communities. That moratorium expired last year, leaving Marylanders exposed to unknown risks that were so concerning that New York banned the risky process entirely. Luckily, there's a bill in the General Assembly that will restore the ban and protect Maryland from fracking once again. See the fact sheet for more information and talking points for your state legislators.
Increasing Renewable Portfolio Standard to 40%
Tell your legislators it's time for clean energy in Maryland!
Maryland has some of the worst air pollution in the country, and is one of the most vulnerable states to the impacts of climate change, like sea-level rise and extreme storms. We're launching a major campaign with coalition partners across the state, calling on the Maryland General Assembly to pass legislation to require more of Maryland’s energy to come from clean sources like wind and solar. Tell your Maryland legislators to clean up our energy supply - sign the petition today!