63 Lawmakers Urge Governor Hogan to Update Coal Pollution Standards in Maryland!

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Right now, there are three coal plants in Maryland operating with expired and outdated water pollution permits. These coal plants -- Chalk Point, Dickerson, and Morgantown -- are dumping toxic pollutants such as arsenic, lead, and mercury into the Chesapeake Bay, as well as the Patuxent and Potomac Rivers. These toxic chemicals can degrade our drinking water and make it unsafe to eat fish and crabs. 

On Thursday 10/19, 63 Maryland Senators and Delegate urged Governor Larry Hogan to implement Obama-era standards for coal fired-power plants in the state. The Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) is proposing to renew expired water pollution permits for three coal-fired plants in Dickerson, Chalk Point and Morgantown that would allow excessive dumping of toxic pollutants into Maryland waterways. Read more here!

 

Attend our Outings Leader Training - 11/18!

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Inspire people to protect nature and to enjoy and explore the great outdoors. Join us November 18th to learn how to lead Sierra Club Outings and to educate people about conservation issues! RSVP Here

Here's to Another Successful Jamboree!

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Thank you to all who attended this year’s Jamboree. Over 150 Sierra Club members, activists, friends, and families came together to enjoy a weekend of fun filled activities! We had a variety of informative and engaging workshops from some of Maryland’s most esteemed environmental activists. From Powerpoint presentations to hands-on activities, there was something for everyone to appreciate. Read more about the weekend here! 

Intern with the Maryland Sierra Club!

Summer '17 Interns in the field

We're now accepting applications for our Winter & Spring 2018 Internships. Apply by Monday, November 18th to be evaluated as an early priority applicant! 

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