Wednesday, March 19
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Hydraulic Fracturing (Fracking)
Fracking is a dangerous drilling method used to extract natural gas from shale rock that has led to drinking and ground water contamination, climate pollution, and land scarring. Environmentalists want the General Assembly to hold off on fracking until careful, independent analyses are completed to determine whether the risky drilling practice makes sense for Maryland.
Global warming is accelerating faster than scientists predicted even five years ago. Maryland's Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) requires electricity suppliers to buy a growing share of power from renewable sources. Environmentalists want the current goal of 20% clean power by 2022 to 40% by 2025 to achieve clean energy faster, shifting away from fossil fuels. Nearly half of Maryland's greenhouse gas emissions still come from burning coal, oil and gas for electricity.
States as far away as Alaska and Florida are trying to derail Chesapeake Bay restoration. Why? Because they might have to clean up their own waterways!
Last September a federal judge ruled against the American Farm Bureau in a suit challenging the EPA's imposition of a pollution "diet" or blueprint for Chesapeake Bay restoration. It was declared a victory for the Bay.
But the Farm Bureau did not give up. It has recruited 21 states to join in on another challenge to the plan. The states involved include Montana, Kansas, Michigan, and more.
Are you outraged? We are. Here's what you can do.
Read more on the Chesapeake Bay Foundation's website and sign the petition against this suit. Click here.
If you have friends or family in any of the 21 states, ask them to contact their representatives to ask that they stop this.
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- Charlie Birney
- Infrared Tools Energy Services*
- Gene Singleton & Maureen McEnerney
- Keith & Helen Drewett*
- Doug Lashley/GreenVest
- Elvia Thompson
- Lynne & Mark Forsman
- Ralph Gleason
- Shelley & Eric Rubin
- Boatyard Bar & Grill
- John Nicklin
- Cohen Community Fund
- Towne Park
- Eastport Civic Association
- Galway Bay Irish Pub
- The Brick Companies
- Delegate Steve Schuh
- Severn Savings Bank
- Paul Murphy
- Hannah Studios, Inc.
- Joe Budge & Sharon Kennedy*
- PNC Wealth Management
- K&B True Value
- Betty & Jim Davis
- Chesapeake Bay Roasting Company
- Clean Currents
- RER Energy Group
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Our campaign to increase awareness about the importance of clean water and a healthy Bay via recycling at the Annapolis boat shows was a success. Annapolis Green provided our eco-stations to the shows at no cost and reaction was unanimously positive! Thank you, Annapolis and exhibitors, for your support.
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