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VICTORY: ATLANTIC COAST PROTECTED FROM OFFSHORE DRILLING

The Atlantic Coast won a major victory when the Obama administration abandoned its plans to open the southern Atlantic to offshore oil and gas drilling for the first time in decades. Leading up to the announcement, Environment America and colleagues presented Obama officials with letters signed by more than 1,000 East Coast businesses opposed to the drilling proposal.

News Release | Environment Maryland

Despite Local Reductions, Pollution Still Threatens Children’s Health

States that contribute to air pollution in Maryland rank among the most polluting in the nation, according to a new Environment Maryland report, Dirty Energy’s Assault on our Health.

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Assateague Island National Seashore Under Threat from Underfunding

A new report, The Best of America Under Threat from Underfunding released today by Environment Maryland showed that visitorship to Assateague Island National Seashore is on the rise. But even as Assateague Island National Seashore draws more and more visitors, it could face budget cuts in the coming year- leaving it with fewer resources for maintenance, upkeep and stewardship.

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House Passes Legislation to Boost Smart Growth in Maryland

The Maryland House of Delegates today passed legislation designed to make transportation spending line up with the state's official smart growth goals.

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News Release | Environment Maryland

Broad Coalition Calls for More Development Near Transit: New Report Shows Pollution Reduction Potential from Transit-Friendly Neighborhoods

Promoting development near transit stations would reduce pollution and preserve forests and farmland, according to a new report released today by Environment Maryland, Building Maryland’s Future: The Potential of Transit-Friendly Neighborhoods to Protect Open Space and Reduce Global Warming Pollution.

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Groups Denounce Development Decisions: Study Shows Citizen Voices Are Ignored, Growth Plans Disregarded in Favor of Developers

Smart growth advocates gathered today in Salisbury to decry the haphazard and sometimes undemocratic way development decisions are made throughout Maryland.

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