Chesapeake PSR

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Our letter to support a Maryland fracking ban

We are stepping up our work to stop fracking from coming to Maryland. Please join the over 100 doctors, nurses, researchers and other public health professionals who have signed on to our health professionals letter asking Maryland leaders to enact a fracking ban. If the General Assembly does not ban fracking, the state may begin issuing drilling permits in October 2017. If you oppose fracking, sign on to our letter here. 

Read the statement by the Chesapeake PSR Board in support of a fracking ban.

Our letter to support a veto override of Clean Energy Jobs Act of 2016 (closed)

Update: On February 2, 2017, the Senate joined the House of Delegates in voting to override the Clean Energy Jobs Act.  The Clean Energy Jobs Act is now law in Maryland. The act will increase Maryland’s Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS), committing Maryland to receive 25 percent of its electricity from renewable sources by 2020—an increase from the current goal of 20 percent by 2022. Maryland not only meets its RPS targets every year, but also has exceeded renewable energy goals nine years in a row with falling renewable energy prices. The health value of these achievements is significant. Our letter supporting an override is here.