Maryland Chapter Blog

Date: Aug 04, 2014
By: Judy Mauriello

The developers of Crystal Spring, facing major public opposition to their plans, said in June they were trimming back the development, but a close look at their “new” plan revealed little in the way of changes. Read more


Date: Oct 01, 2014
By: Joanne Heckman

Discussion with the Author, Ned Tillman
Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014 at 7:30 pm 
Robinson Nature Center 
6692 Cedar Ln, Columbia, MD 21044

Local author Ned Tillman will lead a discussion loosely based on his latest book, "Saving the Places We Love: Paths toward Environmental Stewardship." What are you doing to preserve the places that are special to you? What should we be doing together to preserve what we all think should not be lost? This book is the story of some of those wonderful places all across America and what key people and organizations have done in the past to save them.

Ned also wrote the award-winning book, "The Chesapeake Watershed: A Sense of Place and a Call to Action", describing some of the places important to him: the Susquehanna River, the Appalachian Mountains, and the Chesapeake Bay.

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Date: Sep 26, 2014
By: Michaela Kyburz

By: Michaela Kyburz

People sang. Instruments played. Signs were in the air.

People chanted and we marched.

On Sunday, September 21, 2014, in New York, the largest climate march in American history took place. There were people with all sorts of backgrounds present. There were bee lovers, panda lovers, farmers, bike riders and more. Each person had a different reason for attending the event.

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Date: Sep 26, 2014
By: David Smedick

September 21st marked a true milestone in the history of the climate movement. Over 400,000 people gathered in New York City under different banners but with the same singular ask of our local, national, and global leaders: Act On Climate.

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Date: Sep 26, 2014

By: Alexandra Kramer 

Leaving the house at 6:00am, I splashed a little bit of water on my face before grabbing a water bottle and a cliff bar and heading to New York City. Talking to some other marchers on the full bus I took out of the University of Maryland, College Park, we had big eyes when we talked about the possibility of having 250,000 other marchers imagining what that would even look like.

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Date: Sep 23, 2014
By: David O'Leary

This past spring, the Maryland Department of the Environment released a Draft Zero Waste Plan for Maryland.

The plan included some promising proposals, but also has some substantial flaws, both in structure and in the specific plan components. 

Volunteers from across Maryland have worked on issues

Sierra Club policies relating to pollution and waste management

 

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Date: Sep 09, 2014
By: Seth Bush

Yesterday, numerous concerned citizens and partner organizations attended and testified at a meeting of the Air Quality Control Advisory Council (AQCAC), where the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) submitted its most recent draft limits on smog-forming emissions from Maryland’s coal-fired power plants for review by the council. The AQCAC is a citizen's advisory board that can effectively approve or deny air-related regulations proposed by MDE. We need them to approve the new coal plant regulations with expediency or they could be weakened under industry pressure by more delays.

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Date: Aug 29, 2014
By: David O'Leary

Maryland is not a very large state, but we do have a lot of variation in our natural diversity, from the beaches of the Eastern Shore to the urban parks of Baltimore to the mountains of Allegany and Garrett counties. I've really enjoyed hiking, camping and canoeing in parks and forests across the state over the past nine years.

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Date: Aug 29, 2014
By: Seth Bush

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A Fundraising message from the Chapter Chair went out to Sierra Club members and supporters in August. Thank you for your support!

We are closer than ever before to cleaning up four of Maryland’s dirtiest coal plants, and we need your help to finish what we started.

After years of delay, the Maryland Department of Environment (MDE) is poised to require that all of Maryland’s coal-fired power plants meet stringent pollution limits that will protect Maryland families from smog and toxic sulfur dioxide.  But the coal lobby is stepping up its opposition, and we need to fight back to help MDE protect the health of our families.

If you have already donated, thank you! If not, please consider donating to help our campaign to finish this critical job.

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Date: Aug 28, 2014
By: Seth Bush

The Sierra Club has organized 8 buses across Maryland that are going to the People's Climate March in NYC on September 21st, and we want you to join us.

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