Healthy Kids, Healthy Maryland Updates

Testimony: Fire Fighting Foam and PFAS Chemicals

By | Emily Scarr
Maryland PIRG State Director

HB619/SB420: Public Safety - Fire Fighting Foam and PFAS Chemicals.

We support this bill to restrict the use of firefighting foam containing PFAS for training purposes and to conduct a study on the use of PFAS in food packaging

Testimony: Ban Chlorpyrifos

By | Emily Scarr
Maryland PIRG State Director

Public Interest Priorities for the 2020 Legislative Session

By | Emily Scarr
Maryland PIRG State Director

Maryland's 2020 Legislative session begins on January 8th. We'll release a full agenda soon, but in the mean time here are our top priorities.

2019 Year in Review

By | Emily Scarr
Maryland PIRG State Director

2019 was another big year in the fight for the public interest. Here's just a small taste of some of our work and accomplishments. Thanks for standing by us in 2019, and we look forward to another incredible year!

2019 Session Roundup

By | Emily Scarr
Maryland PIRG State Director

Here's our full roundup on the 2019 legislative session.

Report | Maryland PIRG | Public Health

Get the Lead Out

Our children need safe drinking water – especially at school where they go to learn and play each day.  Unfortunately, lead is contaminating drinking water at schools and pre-schools across the country.  As our report shows, states are failing to make the grade when it comes to keeping lead out of drinking water at school.  Instead of waiting for more testing, we need to proactively remove the lead pipes and plumbing at the root of this toxic hazard for our children.

News Release | Maryland PIRG | Public Health

Maryland gets a C Grade for efforts to address lead in school drinking water

Annapolis – Reacting to pervasive lead contamination in schools’ drinking water, Maryland PIRG gave Maryland a C grade today for addressing the problem, according to a new report. In the second edition of Maryland PIRG’s Get The Lead Out study, the state showed progress as Maryland received an F grade in 2017. State Delegates Jared Solomon and Stephen Lafferty, State Senator Cory McCray, and the Baltimore Teachers’ Union joined Maryland PIRG in calling for swift action to ensure lead-free water in Maryland’s schools.

Testimony: Fight Flame Retardants

By | Emily Scarr
Maryland PIRG State Director

Our testimony on HB1264/SB902 to ban toxic flame retardants in furniture, mattresses, and some consumer products.

2019 Legislative Priorities

By | Emily Scarr
Maryland PIRG State Director

Maryland PIRG’s mission is to deliver persistent, result-oriented public interest activism that protects consumers, encourages a fair, sustainable economy, and fosters democratic government.

Testimony: The Lead Reduction and Remediation Act

By | Emily Scarr
Maryland PIRG State Director

Maryland PIRG supports HB1253/SB481 to lower the action level of lead in school drinking water and help schools remediate for lead.

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