In 2015 CCAN worked to pass a 2.5 year moratorium on fracking in Maryland – making Maryland the first state with significant gas reserves to put a legislative moratorium on this process.
Now, we’re building the movement for a permanent, statewide ban on fracking.
Last spring, Dominion secretly dumped nearly 30 million gallons of untreated coal ash wastewater into Quantico Creek, a tributary of the Potomac River. Now, Dominion has received a lax permit to release a half billion more gallons of coal ash wastewater into our beloved rivers. Virginia’s biggest utiltiy isn’t above the law and must be helf accountable for their May 2015 dumping.
On February 24th, 2015, Maryland Congressman Chris Van Hollen introduced strong new federal legislation to combat climate change. The bill, called the Healthy Climate and Family Security Act (H.R. 1027), caps carbon pollution, requires fossil fuel companies to purchase pollution permits at auction, and returns 100% of the revenue in equal amounts to every U.S. resident with a Social Security number. Email your U.S. House representative and urge him or her to co-sponsor the “cap and dividend” bill.
Oil trains travel in close proximity to Baltimore homes, schools, churches, and major economic hubs like the Inner Harbor.
Now, it’s time for the Baltimore City Council and Mayor to take action and study the health and safety impact these trains put on communities by passing Ordinance 16-0621.