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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

90 percent of Marylanders live in counties hit by weather disasters

Annapolis, Md. -- Ninety percent of Marylanders live in counties recently hit by weather disasters, according to a new interactive weather map created by Environment Maryland using federal government data.

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Report | Environment America

Hitting Close to Home

Since September 2010, weather-related disasters -- from Superstorm Sandy to the drought still ravaging California -- were declared in all 50 states and in Washington, D.C, according to a new, interactive online map created by Environment America and Frontier Group. 

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News Release | Environment Maryland

U.S. Senate Beat Back Attack on Clean Water Rule,

Washington, DC – U.S. Sens. Ben Cardin and Barbara Mikulski along with other champions of clean water beat back an attempt today by Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) to undo the Clean Water Rule, which restores protections to steams that feed the Chesapeake Bay and help provide drinking water for 3.9 million Maryland residents.

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Nothing to fear from clean water | Russell Bassett

Halloween is the annual time to celebrate all the creepy things that go bump in the night, but what's really fightening are the many very real threats to our waterways and drinking water. Nothing is more important to life than clean water, yet few things are taken more for granted. We turn on our taps or swim in a local lake without fear because we believe the systems are working to keep our water clean. The fact is, those systems don’t always work, and in many cases, are failing to keep water safe. 

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Paris Climate Talks: The Who, What, Where, and Why. | Katie Hammer

On November 30th, leaders from around the world will sit down and make an international agreement on how each country will work together to cut global warming pollution.

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