Help Advance A Maryland Green Amendment!
Encroachments onto our environment are becoming all too common. Much of the damage done is irreparable, often impacting large segments of the population for extended periods of time, and done with seemingly little or no recourse for the affected parties. Maryland is joining the national movement – Green Amendments For the Generations – to secure Constitutional recognition and protection of Environmental Rights. It is time for Maryland to amend the state constitution to enshrine the inalienable rights of Maryland residents to clean water, clean air and a healthy environment.
For decades, the people of Maryland have relied on federal and state legislation to protect their natural resources. And for decades, the laws have let them down. Maryland’s water, air, coastal areas and forests have been allowed to degrade in ways that are harming people’s lives. Rights embedded in our founding documents- to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness – are threatened by a damaged environment. A Constitutional provision could help change that.
A Maryland Green Amendment would provide lasting protections for breathable air, drinkable water, and make the state a fiduciary for equal access to a healthy environment for all Maryland communities, including both present and future generations.
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