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Keystone XL approval is wrong direction

By facilitating the transportation of dirty tar sands fuels, Keystone would add 27.4 million metric tons of global warming pollution to our atmosphere per year. President Trump's executive order advancing the Keystone XL pipeline is definitely a step in the wrong direction. READ MORE.

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Attacks on public health defeated—for now.

The coal lobby and their allies are trying to block the EPA from protecting public health, but we’ve held the line against some of their worst attacks: In March, the U.S. Senate rejected a bill that would have blocked standards for soot, mercury and carbon pollution. In April, the Senate defeated four more bills that would have blocked the EPA from cutting air pollution.

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A brighter future for wind and solar

By tapping the energy of the sun hitting the rooftops of America and the power of the wind blowing off our coasts and across the country, we can meet the energy needs of every household in the nation. New policies we helped win will bring us closer to realizing that potential by making it easier to build wind farms on and offshore, and to put solar panels on our roofs.

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An outpouring of support for local farms

We should be doing everything we can to support healthy food and sustainable agriculture. Yet the U.S. House recently voted to eliminate programs that encourage local  farming — even as billions are sent to factory farms that foul our air and water. Environment Maryland delivered more than one thousand postcards to Gov. Martin O'Malley this summer in support of programs that would help local, sustainable farmers compete.

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Restoring the Chesapeake Bay

Thanks to you, the Bay could soon be better protected from pollution and development. At the urging of our staff and members, the Obama administration recently moved to restore protections to 17,000 miles of our streams that feed the Chesapeake Bay. Now we need to finish the job.

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