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News Release | Maryland Campaign to Keep Antibiotics Working | Public Health, Antibiotics

Maryland Legislature Passes New Bill to Keep Antibiotics Effective

Public health advocates are applauding the State Senate and House of Delegates for passing bills (SB471/HB652) to ensure that Maryland is restricting antibiotic use on farm animals that are not sick and collecting important data regarding antibiotic use on farms.

Testimony: Evaluation of Public-Private Partnerships (P3s)

By | Emily Scarr
Maryland PIRG State Director

Maryland PIRG support HB1091, introduced by Del. Jared Solomon to to ensure that we understand the environmental impacts and financial risks of large P3 highway expansion projects before entering into expensive, long-term contracts.

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: Electric School Buses

By | Emily Scarr
Maryland PIRG State Director

Our testimony on HB1255 to support Electric School buses for Maryland.

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.

Testimony: Maryland Small Donor Incentive Act

By | Emily Scarr
Maryland PIRG State Director

Our testimony on HB1017, a bill to establish small donor public financing for general assembly races. It's time to bring this program to the state level.

Testimony: Transportation & Climate Accountability Act

By | Emily Scarr
Maryland PIRG State Director

Our testimony on SB788/HB695 to require the Maryland Department of Environment to conduct more thorough environmental reviews of major public-private partnership transportation projects.

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