Envision staff and board members take the Polar Bear Plunge to fight climate change

Well...we did it! Three Envision Frederick County board members and I joined about 160 other folks for the 12th Annual “Keep Winter Cold” Polar Bear Plunge...into the Potomac River...to support the efforts of Chesapeake … [Read more...]

Taking the Polar Bear Plunge into the the icy Potomac to fight climate change!

Those who attended Envision Frederick County's dinner at ThorpeWood in early December will recall that our fabulous speakers — Congressman Jamie Raskin and CCAN Director Mike Tidwell — called upon all of us to stay … [Read more...]

Two-year fracking moratorium a grass roots victory and a grass roots opportunity

On Friday, May 29, a two and half year moratorium on the practice known as hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, became law in the state of Maryland – making Maryland the first state with significant gas reserves to put a … [Read more...]

Maryland House committee advances fracking moratorium bill

BILL WOULD PUT A THREE-YEAR HOLD ON PERMITS FOR HIGH-RISK DRILLING PRACTICE ANNAPOLIS—Legislation that would institute a moratorium on fracking advanced today in the General … [Read more...]

Protect Marylanders from Fracking

The clock is ticking: The gas industry is targeting Maryland as the next place to bring dangerous fracking. An executive order issued by Governor Martin O’Malley in 2011 put a moratorium on issuing drilling permits. But … [Read more...]

Groups Condemn Federal Ruling on Cove Point LNG Export Facility

EXCERPT: The Dominion Cove Point project would take gas from fracking wells across Appalachia and liquefy it along the shore of the Chesapeake Bay for export to Asia. The project would be the first LNG export facility … [Read more...]

‘Stop Cove Point’ coalition collects more than 150,000 public comments

EXCERPT: The backlash to a proposed liquefied natural gas (LNG) export facility at Cove Point in southern Maryland reached new levels today, as a coalition of national, regional and community-based groups together … [Read more...]

Cove Point Opponents Call on O’Malley to Act After PSC Fails to Require Safety Study for Gas Export Proposal

Conditional permit issued for controversial LNG export project that would hike energy costs, threaten public safety, speed fracking and climate change, and harm the Chesapeake Bay. Friday, May 30, 2014 By Kelly … [Read more...]