Maryland Blog Posts

Tunnel entrance - Baltimore. Photo Credit Jennifer Kunze / Clean Water Action

Tell The Federal Railway Administration to Protect Railway Safety

May 13, 2016

In February, Baltimore oil trains activists gathered to learn about a deadly accident in Lac-Mégantic three years ago. Railroad Workers United representative Fritz Edler joined a resident of Lac-Mégantic to explain how policy decisions, like staffing that train with only one crew member, led to the train derailment and explosion in the middle of that small town.

Illustartion - Green valley. credit: Tetiana Dziubanovska / Shutterstocl

Reflections on Earth Day

April 22, 2016

The first Earth Day helped drag us kicking and screaming into realizing that we were destroying this planet that sustains us.  Still, too many people think of “the Earth” as an esoteric concern.

Tunnel entrance - Baltimore. Photo Credit Jennifer Kunze / Clean Water Action

Oil Trains and Orioles Don't Mix

April 8, 2016

This 100+-year-old tunnel runs 1.4 miles from Howard Street to Mt Royal Ave, surfacing between the campuses of the University of Baltimore and MICA. And for the past five years, trains carrying crude oil from North Dakota have been passing through the tunnel on their way to refineries and export terminals in Delaware, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. This puts hundreds of thousands of Baltimore residents in danger on their way.

Swallow Falls - western MD

Clean Water Rule = Critical to Maryland

May 30, 2015

Having a healthy water source is critical to our economy. From agriculture, to wildlife, to craft brewing, and clean tech, clean water is the lifeblood to it all. Headwater and seasonal streams feed the drinking water sources of two out of every three Marylanders.

Stream in a green field - Carroll County, MD

A Big Win for Our Water in Maryland

May 29, 2015

As field organizers with Clean Water Action, we inform residents about environmental issues and ask them to contact elected officials to take action.