November Environmental Health Resources & News
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Resources and news on environmental health

Rebecca presents with elected officials at the MdPHA Conference
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We are joining the call to ban fracking in Maryland!

For four years, MdEHN has closely followed the research on health effects of high volume hydraulic fracturing ("fracking") and the debate on whether to allow fracking in Maryland.  

Our conclusion: There is no evidence that a regulatory regime can be an effective measure to protect public health. Health professionals across Maryland are joining together to call for a ban on drilling and fracking

In Maryland, we still have time to protect our communities. A ban on fracking is a unique opportunity to prevent public health harms from happening.

Please join us by by signing on to the Chesapeake PSR petition for health professionals who support a ban on fracking. Consider registering for our December 3rd Natural Gas Infrastructure Symposium.

Rebecca, Allison, & Rebecca

Fracking Resources

Read the new Chesapeake PSR briefing on The Health Effects of Fracking and sign on to support a ban on fracking. 

-   Doctors call for state ban on drilling and fracking, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

-   Toolkit on Organizing ABCs: A Guide to Protecting our Schools and Communities from Shale Gas Development, Protect Our Children
Register for the Natural Gas Infrastructure Symposium

Health Professionals Sign On: Clean Energy Jobs Act of 2016

Sign on to our letter for health professionals who are calling for an Override on the Veto of the Clean Energy Jobs Act of 2016.

Workshop on Lead and Children: Improving Policy and Reducing Exposure

Health professionals in Maryland can register to attend the second free workshop, offered by Chesapeake PSR, MdEHN, and partners, to learn more about Maryland efforts to reduce lead exposure in children. Experts will discuss legislative, regulatory, and policy options to improve surveillance, intervention, and remediation efforts.
Register for Workshop on Nov. 10th in Baltimore at 5:45 PM

Port Awarded Clean Diesel Grant

Last month, the Maryland Port Administration was awarded a major new Clean Diesel grant from US EPA Region 3. Rebecca Ruggles spoke at the press conference, to emphasize the importance of reducing diesel emissions to improve local air pollution that affects port workers and their neighbors.

MdEHN Updates

- Rebecca Rehr is featured in our banner presenting with elected officials to speak to health professionals at the Annual Maryland Public Health Association Conference. Stay tuned for a save the date for the Annual Public Health Night in Annapolis
- Allison Rich was appointed as Co-Chair of the Education, Communications, and Outreach working group of the Maryland Climate Change Commission.
- Help MdEHN to find our next Director--share the job description with strong candidates. 

New Report on Public Perceptions of Climate Change in Maryland

Read the newest George Mason University findings in the report Public Perceptions of Climate Change: A Maryland Statewide Survey, Fall 2016 which found that Maryland’s Millennials are leading older generations in their certainty that climate change is happening. 75% of Maryland Millennials support government involvement in protecting communities against the effects of climate change.
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