Maryland Chapter Blog
We are at a tipping point in the fight to halt climate change.
Clean energy is becoming cheaper than dirty fuels, but policymakers in the US and around the world continue to keep us chained to coal, fracking, dirty oil and nuclear power. We need to inspire with real solutions to reduce climate pollution.
That’s why a broad coalition of over 100 (and counting) different organizations are coming together on September 21st in New York before the UN Climate Summit with the goal of having 250,000 people marching together to show both solidarity and to reignite the environmental movement at a critical time.
This is the People’s Climate March.Read more
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
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
Will the Boom in Solar and Wind Power Propel the U.S. to a Renewable Energy Future?
Attend the People's Climate March with the Maryland Sierra Club
New York City Sunday, September 21, 2014Read more