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 […]
Michiganders are using their collective power (and phones) to demand action By Rebecca Wolf Agricultural run-off causes 80% of algal blooms in Lake Erie, much of which is from synthetic fertilizer and manure spreading by large agribusiness companies on frozen ground. As algal bloom season takes hold again, we’re working to stop Big Ag from […]
Suez and a Wall Street firm teamed up to win a huge contract in Edison. What stood in their way? The people of Edison.
By Jackie Filson Is the upheaval against forever chemicals in our water finally coming to a crux? Over a series of hearings this summer, Congress’s respect for the human right to water was put directly on display. America has been ignoring a severe chemical contamination crisis in our water for years, and now Congress is […]