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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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Report | Environment Maryland Research & Policy Center

The Costs of Fracking

Over the past decade, the oil and gas industry has fused two technologies—hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling—to unlock new supplies of fossil fuels in underground rock formations across the United States. “Fracking” has spread rapidly, leaving a trail of contaminated water, polluted air, and marred landscapes in its wake. In fact, a growing body of data indicates that fracking is an environmental and public health disaster in the making.

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The Cost of Fracking: Environment Maryland Documents the Dollars Drained by Dirty Drilling

Firing a new salvo in the ongoing debate over the gas drilling practice known as “fracking,” Environment Maryland Research & Policy Center today released a report documenting a wide range of dollars and cents costs imposed by dirty drilling. As documented in “The Cost of Fracking,” fracking creates millions of dollars of health costs related to everything from air pollution to ruined roads to contaminated property.

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