The Chesapeake Bay and most of Maryland’s rivers and streams are contaminated, which is bad for public health and damages our economy. In 2012, Maryland passed critical legislation to strengthen our cleanup efforts by upgrading technology at our wastewater treatment plants, curbing suburban sprawl, and requiring local governments to reduce polluted runoff from stormwater.
In the 2014 general Assembly session, our coalition was successful in defeating 20 bills that would have repealed or weakened Maryland's polluted runoff law! Read our "Sine Die" end-of-session statement here.
See footage from our recent Clean Water Rally on Lawyers Mall in Annapolis!
New statewide polling shows tremendous misunderstanding of Maryland’s stormwater law. Despite negative rhetoric, support outweighs opposition when basic facts are presented about the stormwater fee.