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Belfast Climate Action Team
5/18/15 Two victories in one week!
Without good erosion control, dirt washing off a single construction site can damage three miles of downstream waters (see article). The second Greater Baltimore Survey is now being organized by Sierra Club partner, CEDS. The survey of construction sites will assess how well erosion control measures have been applied. The goal is to provide Baltimore City and the five surrounding counties – Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Harford and Howard – with the public support needed to further reduce...
The Maryland Chapter of the Sierra Club is seeking candidates to support our communications work.  Eventually, we intend to form a Communications Committee, but to begin with, we’re looking for people who can take on some discrete pieces of work:
Senate President Stephen Sweeney is sponsoring bill S2866 that would remove jurisdiction of Liberty State Park from under the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority. This bill would delete the section that gave the power to NJSEA and return power to New Jersey DEP Division of Parks and Forestry. The bill would also require any leases or concessions to go through appropriate public review. The Christie Administration's goal is for private development in the park. The Sierra Club supports...
Think poultry waste in our waterways is crappy? Want to see the government subsidize healthy, local, sustainable farming instead of CAFOs/factory farms? Concerned about toxic pesticides harming pollinators and the overuse of antibiotics in farmed animals causing antibiotic resistance?These are some of the major issues that motivate the work of our Food & Farming Committee. Join us in our goals to make a difference in Maryland’s food system.Click here to learn about our upcoming goals.
  Today South Jersey Gas reapplied to the Pinelands Commission for a previously rejected plan to build a 22-mile gas pipeline to the B. L. England Generation Station. The proposal for this route was already rejected in January 2014 but the company is reapplying its application with an amendment hoping to show that the plan meets Pineland standards. They're coming in as a private development to try and bypass a commission vote. "This is outrageous! The Pinelands Commission voted down the...
Think poultry waste in our waterways is crappy? Want to see the government subsidize healthy, local, sustainable farming instead of CAFOs/factory farms? Concerned about toxic pesticides harming pollinators and the overuse of antibiotics in farmed animals causing antibiotic resistance?