Sign the Petition
In 1973, the Maryland legislature passed the Maryland Environmental Policy Act (MEPA) which unequivocally recognizes “each person’s fundamental and inalienable right to a healthful environment.” This policy has been part of Maryland’s codes for 50 years, yet it has been largely ignored.
2023 is the 50th anniversary of the passing of this foundational environmental legislation.
It is time to recommit to its principles.
We know there is a pivotal connection between the health of our natural resources, including our air, water, and land, and the health of the people and the economy of Maryland.
The Maryland Environmental Policy Act – MEPA@50 Resolution celebrates the reasons why this policy was enacted in the 1970’s and encourages the community of state leaders, state agencies, and all concerned stakeholders to recommit to the principles outlined in this policy.
Our goals in 2023 are:
- To recognize the 50th anniversary of MEPA (Maryland Environmental Policy Act)
- To reaffirm the General Assembly’s commitment to environmental human rights
- To promote the full implementation of MEPA
Sign the petition here and join with Marylanders across this state to ask our legislators to reaffirm the values in MEPA and urge its implementation to protect each person’s right to a healthful environment.