PesticideSmart News

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PesticideSmart News April 2018 Newsletter Greetings, Happy spring, everyone! It’s a time of revitalization. While this month’s News and Views provides disconcerting updates, the good news is that there are revitalizing actions we can take to avoid toxic pesticide exposures in our daily lives for making our collective voices heard. As exemplified by the recent […]

CHLORPYRIFOS BAN BILL FAILS TO PASS IN 2018, ONWARD TO 2019

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  CHLORPYRIFOS BAN BILL FAILS TO PASS IN 2018, ONWARD TO 2019   Thanks to all of you who contacted your legislators and urged their support of Md SB 500/HB 116–the bills banning the brain-harming pesticide chlorpyrifos. The bills had a strong start with excellent testimony in House and Senate committees from public health experts […]

We remember one of ours- MCC’s Alice J.W. ‘Ajax’ Eastman

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News Obituaries   Alice J.W. ‘Ajax’ Eastman, outspoken environmental activist who influenced Maryland resource preservation, dies Alice J.W. “Ajax” Eastman was known as “everybody’s environmental conscience.” She died at age 84. (Jed Kirschbaum / The Baltimore Sun) Frederick N. RasmussenContact ReporterThe Baltimore Sun   Alice J.W. “Ajax” Eastman, an outspoken advocate for Maryland environmental issues […]

Md. Must Fight EPA Decision on Dangerous Pesticide

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Guest Commentary: Md. Must Fight EPA Decision on Dangerous Pesticide by Maryland Matters By Shirley Nathan-Pulliam and Dana M. Stein In the 2018 Maryland General Assembly, we have much to do to thwart some of the Trump administration’s worst policies and protect our own residents. One clear action item: We must ban chlorpyrifos, an extremely toxic […]

Ban Chlorpyrifos in Maryland  Social Media Toolkit

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Ban Chlorpyrifos in Maryland Social Media Toolkit    Please post these NOW, stay tuned for another group of messages after the hearing Feb 7.   Twitter  Thank you Delegate Dana Stein and Senator @ShirleyNPulliam for introducing legislation to #BanChlorpyrifos in Maryland! http://bit.ly/2FwicdQ #MDGA18  Protect our Maryland kids and #BanChlorpyrifos! This highly toxic, nerve agent pesticide has […]

Save the Date: February 20th Forest Lobby Day

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Hi Forest Folks, Although the federal government shut down, we are poised to do great work here in Maryland. We finally have a date for our day in Annapolis to advocate for the FCA. Please save the date for February 20th! We are organizing a day where you can join with other advocates and community members to […]

Northeast and Mid-Atlantic States Seek Public Input As They Move Toward a Cleaner Transportation Future

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Transportation and Climate Initiative   Northeast and Mid-Atlantic States Seek Public Input As They Move Toward a Cleaner Transportation Future   More Jobs, Less Emissions According to a 2015 report by the Georgetown Climate Center and Cambridge Systematics, a regional clean transportation program could: Reduce carbon emissions between 29 to 40 percent by 2030 Increase economic growth […]

Phase III Watershed Round Table

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Phase III Watershed Round Table When:                 Thursday November 16th, 9:30 AM – 2:00 PM Where:                Anacostia Watershed Society, 4302 Baltimore Ave, Bladensburg, MD 20710 RSVP:                  Email Ben Alexandro at balexandro@mdlcv.org Hosted at the Anacostia Watershed Society with […]