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Health and environmental groups, lead by Chesapeake PSR, have launched a petition calling on Governor O'Malley to support a six point proposal on chemical disclosure in the event that Maryland authorizes the extraction of natural gas through a process of known as hydraulic fracturing. Amoung the proposal's provisions are: chemical formulas and other agents injected into the environment must not be subject to disclosure restrictions under trade secret regulations; and, drilling companies must provide comprehensive data to the state on the health effects of the chemicals used.
PSR-Chesapeake helped launch legislation in Maryland to allow health professionals to learn what chemicals are used in hydraulic fracturing. A Maryland newspaper penned a highly supportive editorial.Source: Frederick News-Post
A letter to the editor from Chesapeake PSR Director Tim Whitehouse on dangerous pollution from coal-fired power plants in Maryland.Source: The Gazette
Baltimore, MarylandHealth Impact Assessment Workshop
The Maryland Environmental Health Network, Chesapeake Physicians for Social Responsibility, Maryland Nonprofits, and the Alliance of Nurses for a Healthy Environment are offering a workshop on Health Impact Assessment as a tool for policy-making and environmental health advocacy.
McHenry, MarylandPublic Meeting on Health and Hydraulic Fracturing in Maryland
The Maryland Institute for Applied Environmental Health will present its final report on health and hydraulic fracturing in Western Maryland. Garrett College Auditorium, 2:00-4:30.
Baltimore, MarylandEnvironmental Health Meet Up
Meet Up with those concerned about toxics and the environment. Hosted by Chesapeake PSR, Maryland PIRG, and the Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments. Joe Squared, 133 W. North Avenue, Baltimore, MD, 5:00-7:30pm