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July 17, 2020 | Samantha Subin

Concerned With Beltway Expansion, Activists Request More Time to Review Environmental Report

Some environmental activist groups, including the Maryland Sierra Club and National Parks Conservation Association, have expressed concerns with the beltway expansion environmental impact report released in June. The state is offering a 90-day period for anyone to review the document, released by the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration and Federal Highway Administration. Some activists […]

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July 16, 2020 | Samantha Subin

Sierra Club Rallies Support for Solar Paneling on County Agricultural Reserve

The Sierra Club of Maryland Chapter and Montgomery County group is urging residents to email councilmembers to support a resolution that would allow the construction of solar panel systems on the county agricultural reserve. The resolution, formally known as Zoning Text Amendment 20-01, will allow a portion of land within the agricultural reserve to be […]

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May 29, 2020 | Alvin Carlos, CFA, CFP®

Blog: Fossil Fuel Free Investing

Many investors are contemplating ways they can transition some of their investments to align with their values – specifically environmentally conscious values.  Learn some misconceptions and benefits of going fossil fuel free and how you can realign your investments in our video here.    

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June 25, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Anderson Re-Elected and Verma Elected to Planning Board

Council names Casey Anderson chair of Montgomery County Planning Board for second full term and Partap Verma as new Planning Board member. The Montgomery County Council approved both men unanimously. The five-member board deals with land-use issues in the 323,000-acre county and manages the county’s 36,500-acre park system. It reports to the council. This will […]

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April 18, 2017 | Sonya Burke

County Council Celebrates Earth Month (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Council President Roger Berliner issued a proclamation today recognizing the month of April as Earth Month. He was joined by Lisa Feldt, the director of the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) as well as several environmental groups. “Everyday is Earth Day in our department,” said Feldt. According to Feldt, there are several green […]

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September 30, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, Sept. 30, in Montgomery County

Here are your five things to know today, Sept. 30, in Montgomery County: 1. An environmental debate is scheduled tonight in Silver Spring for the candidates in the race for the Maryland 8th District congressional seat. Tomorrow, the candidates are slated to appear at a forum in Rockville hosted by the Greater Capital Area Association […]

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August 6, 2014 | Staff Writer

photo Anthony Brown

Sierra Club Endorses Brown for Governor

The Sierra Club endorsed Anthony Brown in his campaign for Governor today (Aug. 6). The organization backed Brown due to his strong record of leadership in protecting Maryland’s air and water, expanding wind and solar power, and working to clean up the Chesapeake Bay, in addition to his commitment to environmental justice and policy plans […]

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April 14, 2014 | Sonya Burke

Council Races in Primary Election (Video)

In this MyMCMedia extra, Communications Consultant Steve Simon makes a prediction of sorts about the Montgomery County Council at-large race and the Upcounty factor. The primary election is set for June 24.   Related:      

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September 25, 2013 | Staff Writer

Rapid Transit System (RTS) Support

Advocates representing over 30 environmental groups, civic associations, businesses, and grassroots organizations alike gathered outside the Montgomery County Council building on the evening of Sept. 24 to announce their support for a proposed new high quality Rapid Transit System (RTS) based on successful bus rapid transit networks around the nation and across the globe. Minutes […]

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June 5, 2013 | Sonya Burke

Ten Mile Creek image from Clarksburg, MD

Ten Mile Creek Press Conference (Photos and Video)

UPDATED 6/6/13 Dozens of environmentalists held a press conference on June 6 outside the offices of the county’s planning board offices to discuss Ten Mile Creek. They also announced a new group entitled, “Save Ten Mile Creek Coalition,” and they released a report detailing their research. The press conference’s first speaker was Neal Fitzpatrick, executive […]

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