Maryland Chapter Blog

Date: Aug 14, 2014
By: Seth Bush

Sign up for a bus to join the People's Climate March on September 21st in NYC!

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.

Fill out the interest form if you want to get a seat on one of the buses going between MD and NYC.

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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: Aug 21, 2014
By: Seth Bush
 
The Maryland Beyond Coal Team is coming up on a critical moment in our campaign to retire Maryland's dirtiest coal-fired power plants, and we need help more than ever to protect the health of Marylanders.
 
After months of stalling, the Maryland Department of the Environment is finally ready to propose emissions limits that could force every coal plant in the state to install state-of-the-art pollution-cutting equipment -- an expense that is likely to push the plants toward retirement. Of course, it looks like the limits might be much weaker than is necessary to make any substantial difference. That's why we need to keep pushing back and calling for the health protections Marylanders need.
 

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Date: Aug 11, 2014
By: Rich Reis

Attend the People's Climate March with the Maryland Sierra Club

New York City Sunday, September 21, 2014

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Date: Aug 06, 2014
By: Seth Bush

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Date: Aug 04, 2014
By: Judy Mauriello

As chair of the Anne Arundel Group's Storm Water Management program, I am currently working with Claudia Friedetzky, who is the Conservation Representative of the MD Chapter of the Sierra Club. The goal is for the Sierra Club to be able to provide input to AA County (and, ultimately, to the State) in furthering its Watershed Implementation Plan (WIP).

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Date: Aug 04, 2014
By: Judy Mauriello

Two of the three legislative and county council candidates endorsed by the Anne Arundel Sierra Club won their party’s nomination in contested races on primary election day, June 24.

House Speaker Mike Busch, District 30A, was the overwhelming top vote-getter in a field of seven Democrats looking for a slot on the November general election ballot. Mitchelle Stephenson was the top Democratic votegetter in District 30.

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Date: Jul 24, 2014
By: Vincent Yi

Where does it all go?

If you’ve ever asked yourself this question, you may want to register for one or more of the upcoming zero-waste tours organized by the executive committee of the Prince George’s Sierra Club. Between mid-August and mid-October, members will have an opportunity to find out where “it”—our trash, wastewater, recycling and yard waste—goes.

Registration is required due to space limitations. To register and get more information about these educational tours, see below.

Janis Oppelt, PGSC membership chair

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Date: Jul 24, 2014
By: Samantha Spaccasi

On Sunday, July 13th, I joined over a thousand people at our nation’s capital, Washington, D.C., to protest the proposed Dominion Cove Point Liquid Natural Gas Export Facility in Lusby, MD.

 

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Date: Jul 24, 2014
By: Vincent Yi

by Omar Torres

On June 28th I had the pleasure of hiking along Parkers Creek at the American Chestnut Land Trust North Side Trail in Calvert County, Maryland. Upon arrival, the Stewardship Outing interns were introduced to Bob Boxwell, the leader of the event, along with Marc Imlay, a conservation biologist. Bob Boxwell led the hike for most of the way on extensive trails filled with a diversity of plants. The path was a rugged terrain but was still nice for hiking on.

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