Monitoring air pollution from industrial-scale poultry operations should not be controvesrial. But in Maryland, it is. That is why we are supporting this health professional sign-on letter.
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.
Dr. Gina Angiola made a statement in support of the Maryland fracking ban bills introduced in the Maryland General Assembly. The risks to health and environment make a fracking ban the only rational option.
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.
The Maryland General Assembly overrode Governor Hogan's veto of the Clean Energy Jobs Act, paving the way for increased renewable energy and clean energy jobs growth.
Arctic sea ice is receding at an alarming rate. But locally in Maryland, you can take steps to reduce carbon emissions. If you are a health professional, please sign a letter to the Maryland General Assembly urging them to override Governor Hogan's veto of the Clean Energy Jobs Act.
Antibiotics resistance is a global - and avoidable - problem. Doctors and health professionals have a role to play in reducing overuse of antibiotics in agriculture.
Sign our health professional letter urging the Maryland General Assembly to overturn Governor Larry Hogan's veto of the Clean Energy Jobs Act.
Neonicotinoids have been shown in studies to kill bees and reduce sperm counts in male bees. Chesapeake PSR supports reducing use of neonics in Maryland. Please sign this petition asking Ace Hardware and others to stop selling plants treated with neonicotinoid pesticides.
The Clean Energy Jobs Act was vetoed by Maryland Governor Larry Hogan, revealing he is out of touch with the importance of addressing climate change and the positive health impacts of clean, renewable energy, such as solar and wind.
Nearly 61 percent of bees in Maryland were lost in the last year. Chesapeake PSR urges Maryland Governor Larry Hogan to sign the Pollinator Protection Act to limit household neonicotinoids.
Chesapeake PSR supported a bill requiring more public information on "restrictive housing" (solitary confinement) in Maryland prisons.
Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Act (GGRA): Maryland mandates a 25 percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2020 and 40 percent by 2030.