Maryland Essential Workers’ Protection Act Passes State Legislature, Safeguarding Food and Farm Workers During Enduring Pandemic

A victory for temporary emergency protections, but more work to be done to protect food and farm workers  April 13, 2021, Annapolis, MD — Last night, the Maryland legislature gave final approval to the Maryland Essential Workers’ Protection Act (HB 581 / SB 486), which is a small victory for essential workers, including food and […]

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General Assembly Passes Bill to Fix Pollinator Protection Act

Technical fix protects bees, pollinators, and Maryland’s food supply April 12, 2021, Annapolis, MD – Today, the Maryland General Assembly gave final passage to legislation (HB208 / SB375) that will provide a critical technical fix to the bipartisan 2016 Pollinator Protection Act to end all consumer use of outdoor, home, lawn, and garden products that contain neonicotinoid (or neonic) pesticide, as the […]

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PFAS Found in Widely Used Insecticide

Environmental groups call on EPA and Maryland to find and eliminate source March 26, 2021, Washington, D.C. — An insecticide widely used in public mosquito control contains high levels of toxic“forever chemicals,” according to test results ordered by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) and the Maryland Pesticide Education Network (MPEN). Because per-and polyfluoralkyl substances […]

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