The Battle of Frackistan

A Real World Account of What it Means to be a Victim of the U.S. Fracking Boom What would you do if you bought your perfect home: acreage, creeks, waterfalls, home office, studio, gardens and orchards, gourmet kitchen … [Read more...]

How City Trees, Related Vegetation Reduce Pollution, Improve Health

The National Arbor Day Foundation has a simple app on its website that allows visitors to see how a city changes as it adds tree cover and other vegetation. Using a little sliding tool, one can gradually change the … [Read more...]

Scientists call for 10-year wait on fracking in Maryland

A group of public health experts and other scientists meeting in Baltimore this month have called for a 10-year moratorium on fracking in Maryland. And if surrounding states continue experimenting on their people, … [Read more...]

Mom’s Clean Air Force fights for kids and public health, and against the incinerator

Editors Note: The following is the testimony delivered by Julie to the Frederick County Board of County Commissioners during the "Public Comment" portion of their regular Thursday meeting on May 8, 2014. … [Read more...]

The moral crisis of our time

Environmental activist Sandra Steingraber says her first kindergarten art project was a tiled ashtray. Children often made this “infrastructure” for adults’ tobacco addiction, she said. Her parents didn’t even smoke, but … [Read more...]

Whose job is it?

Ann Nau, Myersville mother and compressor station opponent, recently pleaded with state officials to deny the air quality permit needed to proceed with the project. “I live here. My daughter lives here,” she said, … [Read more...]