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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.
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.
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.