Victories! Successful Conservation Campaigns

Notable Successes of 2014

Wildlands: "GENERAL ASSEMBLY PASSES BILL TO PERMANENTLY PRESERVE 22,000 ACRES OF MARYLAND WILD AREAS; Governor O’Malley will sign legislation expanding the State’s Wildlands system by 50 percent" according to the DNR press release dated 4/1/14. For more information, see our conservation page on the issue.

Notable Successes of 2013

Offshore Wind: Maryland Offshore Wind Energy Act of 2013, passed by the Maryland General Assembly in April 2013. (Read the Sierra Club article; see our campaign webpage).

Sideling Hill: Protests against the proposal to allow offroad vehicles on Sideling Hill result in withdrawal of the proposal, October 2013. (See Protect Sideling Hill for more about the campaign.)

Mattawoman Creek: Mattawoman Saved from Cross County Connector Highway. (See the ongoing campaign to protect the Mattawoman Creek.)

Past Successful Campaigns

Third nuclear reactor proposed for Calvert Cliffs: Expansion of Nuclear Plant at Calvert Cliffs Halted, November 2012. Read the background information about the proposal.

Denial of a zoning regulation change prevents construction of a Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) facility in a suburban neighborhood: LNG Storage Facility Opposed in PG County 2005-2012.