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We're restoring the Chesapeake Bay

As every Marylander knows, the Chesapeake Bay — and its delicate ecosystem — is important to Maryland’s natural heritage. After months of campaigning, we helped put in place a promising new plan to crack down on the Bay’s worst polluters. This year, we built on that success, winning new rules to reduce pollution from urban developments and factory farms.

News Release | Environment Maryland

Maryland and Other Northeast States Plan Deeper Cuts in Power Plant Pollution

Power plant pollution in the Northeast would decline by more than 20 percent in the next decade under a plan announced today by Maryland’s and other Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states’ environmental and energy officials.

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News Release | Environment Maryland

Critical Wind Tax Credits Extended in "Fiscal Cliff" Deal

Today President Obama is expected to sign into law a bill that extends key tax credits for wind power and averts the “fiscal cliff.” The main federal incentives for wind power – the renewable energy Production Tax Credit (PTC) and the offshore wind Investment Tax Credit (ITC) – expired on December 31, 2012. But with today’s new law, these credits will now be available for wind power projects that start construction over the next year, allowing for continued growth of Maryland and American wind power.

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Report | Environment Maryland Research & Policy Center

Wind Power for a Cleaner America: Reducing Global Warming Pollution, Cutting Air Pollution, and Saving Water

Coal- and natural gas-fired power plants pollute our air, are major contributors to global warming, and consume vast amounts of water—harming our rivers and lakes and leaving less water for other uses. Wind energy has none of these problems. It produces no air pollution, makes no contribution to global warming, and uses no water.

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News Release | Environment Maryland

As Clock Winds Down in Congress, Coalition Calls for Action on Wind Power

As Hurricane Sandy and its aftermath prompt more Marylanders to call for action to tackle global warming and the rise in extreme weather, Environment Maryland released a new Environment Maryland Research & Policy Center report today that shows that Maryland’s current power generation from land-based wind energy displaces as much global warming pollution as taking 35,000 cars off the road per year. Maryland has also suffered from severe drought this year, and the Environment Maryland report shows that wind power saves enough water to meet the needs of 1,700 people.

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News Release | Environment Maryland

More than 35,000 Call for Strong Factory Farm Pollution Limits

More than 35,000 residents of Maryland, Virginia, the District of Columbia, and other states have signed a petition calling on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to set strong limits on factory farm pollution to protect waterways across the country.

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