Reducing lead levels in children is a major issue in Maryland. Blood lead levels remain particularly acute in Baltimore City. The consequences of not addressing blood lead levels will remain with us for generations. Here is an update on legislation under consideration, and why lead matters.
Competing fracking bills in the Maryland General Assembly will have vastly different outcomes. One would ban fracking in Maryland, the other would set a terrible precedent for the development of laws and regulations designed to protect public health.
Maryland fracking regulations do not protect Maryland residents from health and environmental harms. Chesapeake PSR submitted detailed comments to MDE on problems with Maryland fracking regulations.
A lawsuit on coal-fired power in Maryland filed by the Environmental Integrity Project was joined by Chesapeake PSR and other environmental groups. The lawsuit is against the EPA to respond to our petition objecting to the air pollution permit issued by Maryland MDE for the Morgantown coal-fired power plant.