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Maryland’s Department of the Environment (MDE) is moving ahead to finalize best management practices for hydraulic fracturing in the Marcellus Shale. It is in the process of updating its draft report, Marcellus Shale Safe Drilling Initiative Study Part II Best Practices. Chesapeake PSR submitted comments expressing concerned that the proposed best practices are not based on a scientific assessment of likely impacts in Maryland and would allow polluters to hide behind complicated trade secret rules and non-disclosure agreements. We are working with our partners and legislators to fix key problems in the report. Read are comments here.
In addition, PSR , the Maryland Environmental Health Network, and the Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments submitted comments on a study being commissioned by the Maryland’s Department of Health & Mental Hygiene on the proposed health effects of hydraulic fracturing. The draft scope of the study is found at www.marcellushealth.org. Chesapeake PSR has been a key player in Maryland in pushing for increased attention to the health concerns associated with hydraulic fracturing. Read our comments here.
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Urge the Army Corps to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement to assess the potential human health and environmental consequences of shipping 360,000 barrels of oil each day down the Columbia River.
Tell Congress that clean water is essential to public health. The Clean Water Rule must be fully enacted.
Safe and clean water is a vital part of life. It is important for drinking, recreation, hygiene, industry and agriculture. Find out what healthcare professionals are saying about the Clean Water Rule. Read more »
PSR's seventh Climate Health Action Team webinar features Travis Madsen of Environment America on what you can do in your state for the Clean Power Plan. Read more »
Coauthored by PSR’s Barb Gottlieb, this report details the toxic coal ash pollution that coal-burning power plants dump into U.S. waterways. Read more »