The Maryland Environmental Policy Act of 1973 states that…
“Each person has a fundamental and inalienable right to a healthful environment…”
“It is the continuing policy of the State… to protect, preserve and enhance the environment…”
“All state agencies…shall identify, develop and adopt methods and procedures [that will assure the implementation of these policies]…”
Imagine all the good that such regulations and policies could create and protect. Yet, most state agencies did not act. With your help, we can fix this. Take these 2 actions now.
Ask Governor Moore to Fully Implement MEPA
The inaction of most state agencies has allowed the prioritization of private interests at the expense of the health of our communities and the environment.
We know Governor Moore is committed to supporting healthy communities and a healthy economy that both require a healthy environment.
We ask Governor Moore to direct all State agencies to fully implement the Maryland Environmental Policy Act (MEPA) on its fiftieth anniversary.
A fully implemented Maryland Environmental Policy Act could…
- Establish methods and procedures in all state agencies to ensure a healthful environment,
- Promote processes for public information and participation in environmental decision-making,
- Incorporate environmental justice definitions and processes, and
- Create procedures to support the timely enforcement of permits
Maryland Environmental Policy Act of 1973 (MEPA) Resolution
Delegate Regina Boyce, District 43A in Baltimore City, and Senator Jeff Waldstreicher, District 18 in Montgomery County, introduced HJ0001/SJ0004 – a resolution to reaffirm the principles of the Maryland Environmental Policy Act on its fiftieth anniversary.
The House hearing is March 3 and the Senate hearing is March 8 at 1pm.
Join organizations and residents of Maryland in signing on in support of the Maryland Environmental Policy Act – MEPA@50 Resolution which calls on the Maryland General Assembly, the State, and its agencies to fully implement the Maryland Environmental Policy Act on its fiftieth anniversary.