Community of Communities

Community of Communities

Maryland communities that are affected by the gas industry have joined forces to build defenses and demand protections through regulatory and political channels.


(self identified) Member Communities

Lusby, Maryland
Solomons, Maryland
La Plata, Maryland
Brandywine, Maryland
Annapolis, Maryland
Accokeek, Maryland
Accident/Hancock, Maryland
Cove Point, Maryland
Myersville, Maryland
Baltimore, Maryland
Howard County, Maryland


Ready Resources on Health Impacts of NGI Pollution

Country Living, Dirty Air: Oil and Gas Pollution in Rural America

Five State Study Finds High Levels of Toxic Chemicals Near Oil and Gas Sites

Health symptoms in residents living near shale gas activity: A retrospective record review from the Environmental Health Project

Hazard Ranking Methodology for Assessing Health Impacts of Unconventional Natural Gas Development and Production: The Maryland Case Study

A pilot study to assess residential noise exposure near natural gas compressor stations


News

(NIMBY watch) Dominion may move the compressor it planned to build across from Mount Vernon

Fed must enforce methane leak rule

Board of Appeals seeks conditions for approval of compressor station

Pipeline foes speak out in Berkeley Springs


Take Action!

Ongoing – Support Community Science by adding to the community led collection of data on the health impacts of NGI by using the FracTracker App hosted by our partners at the FracTracker Alliance.  Download the app. Then upload your photos, journal on what you see, hear and smell to build a record of the harms in Maryland.

February 26, 2017 – Prince Georges District Council will hear zoning hearing examiner’s decision on Fly Ash fill extension request in Brandywine, Maryland  at 10:00 am in the main hearing room of the County Administration Building (CAB) Upper Marlboro.

February 13, 2017 – Join the folks at AMPS Creeks Council for the next hearing on Dominion’s special exception request for a Charles County Compressor Station. The hearing will be begin at 7:00 pm at the Charles County Government Office at 200 Baltimore St, La Plata, Maryland.

December 19, 2017 – The Maryland Department of the Environment will hold a hearing on the proposed TransCanada Potomac River pipeline project at 7:00 pm at 289 West Main Street in Hancock, Maryland.


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