A LETTER FROM OUR EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: Every person has a duty to protect those we love from a future of climate chaos driven by greedy corporations. It’s time for every single one of us to join the fight; it’s time to fight like we live here. Read about our bold new strategy to succeed.
People-Powered Campaign Shows a Movement is Rising to Protect Allegheny County from Fracking SEWICKLEY, PA – On Tuesday, three community leaders running on a platform of protecting their community of Franklin Park Borough from fracking won seats on the borough council. Democrats Susan Striz, Brian Malkin, and Dr. Jiang Li each won their races, while […]
A newly blue Virginia proves voters value clean energy, air, and water Last night’s election results in Virginia are particularly promising for environmental efforts. With a leadership change in both the House of Delegates and State Senate, advocates are hopeful the new General Assembly will finally move to transition off of the state’s dirty fossil […]
BALTIMORE WATER UPDATE: no water bill press conference on Monday, interview availability instead. On Monday, October 28 the Baltimore City Council will hold a second reading and vote on the Water Accountability and Equity Act. Advocates will be available for interviews upon request before and after the vote. We are urging the Council to stand […]
Baltimore, MD – Today, the Office of Mayor Jack Young announced that Baltimore Department of Public Works Director Rudy Chow will be retiring on February 1, 2020. Three weeks ago, Dir. Chow introduced 14 pages of amendments to the Water Accountability and Equity Act that would delete the entire water affordability program, protections for renting […]
Documents reveal water line repair program helped only 8 low-income water customers Documents obtained by the Maryland Legal Aid reveal that the Baltimore Department of Public Works (DPW) has utilized only 2 percent of the special assistance fund set up to help low-income residents repair water infrastructure that homeowners are responsible for maintaining. The documents […]
By Jackie Filson Three years of grassroots work later, a cutting-edge piece of water justice legislation in Baltimore has finally advanced. The History of Baltimore Water Justice In 2016, community members outraged by widespread issues with unaffordable and incorrect water bills formed the Baltimore Right to Water Coalition. Since then, the group has worked tirelessly […]