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CP Crane’s application to the PSC for its new gas plant

The Maryland Public Service Commission is holding a public hearing on April, 1 2019, regarding CP Crane’s application for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity (CPCN) to modify its operations by decommissioning its coal plant and constructing and operating a new natural gas plant. EAC is representing local environmental and community organizations as intervenors in the proceeding....

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MDE Revokes Permit for Cecil County CAFO

Maryland Department of the Environment decided to revoke final approval of a poultry CAFO in Cecil County after the local community challenged the action through EAC representation. Zion CAFO Press Release

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The Environmental Action Center is dedicated to protecting and improving natural areas and building healthier communities by ensuring that sources of air and water pollution comply with local, state and federal regulations.

Environmental Justice

In much of EAC’s work, environmental justice (“EJ”) concerns are pervasive. Each approach to tackling environmental problems requires careful consideration of the EJ issues at play. Whether our projects address point source pollution from industrial facilities, broadly distributed air pollution, or the seemingly entrenched practice of siting facilities with hazardous wastes in communities already affected by EJ concerns, we carefully consider the socio-economic framework, and we consider education and empowerment a critical aspect of any solution.

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