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Ban Styrofoam This Year

Ban Styrofoam This Year

  By Susan Olsen Environmentalists are hopeful that the state-wide ban on Styrofoam food containers in Maryland might make it through this legislative session in Annapolis.  SB285 and HB109 have multiple purposes:  to support food waste composting and zero waste...
Jesse Colvin, A New Kind of Democrat

Jesse Colvin, A New Kind of Democrat

Congressman Andy Harris has some serious competition this November.  As more people in Maryland’s Congressional District One are meeting Democratic candidate Jesse Colvin, they are getting excited. Folks on the Eastern Shore – on both sides of the aisle – have been...

Doctor No Votes ‘No’ on the Environment

Although Representative Andy Harris appears to be pro-environment, judging by his press releases and his Facebook page, his voting record and sponsorship of bills before Congress prove he is not. After examining his dismal environmental record, one can only wish he...

Harris’s Contempt for His Constituents

As a participant in Andy Harris’ town hall meeting last month, I find I have a different point of view from some of the reports it generated. First, the anger was genuine, and it was coming from Harris’ constituents. I was the first one there. There were no busloads...

Health Care for Women Is Threatened

Women’s rights to birth control access and reproductive health care is being threatened.  Congress is now considering “defunding” Planned Parenthood, an organization which provides ob/gyn services to millions of women in the United States. Planned Parenthood provides...