Blog Posts By:

Emily Scarr,
Maryland PIRG State Director

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

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

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.

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.

Out testimony for The Keep Antibiotics Effective Act of 2019 to ensure that MDA enforces the law as intended by codifying definitions, requiring notification of effected farms, and requiring reporting on the use of medically important antibiotics on farms.

Our testimony on the bill to allow eligible voters to register to vote, update their registration, and vote on Election Day.

Here is our testimony on HB275/SB270 to ban the insecticide chlorpyrifos in Maryland.

Our joint testimony with Environment Maryland in support of SB285/HB109, sponsored by Senator Kagan and Delegate Lierman to restrict expanded polystyrene food service products.

The chemicals methylene chloride (DCM) and N-methylpyrrolidone (NMP), used in paint and coating removal, are not only linked to negative health impacts, they have also caused immediate death, including 3 known deaths in MarylandThese chemicals need to be banned immediately.

Maryland's 90 day legislative session starts today. Here are our top priorities.