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By Timothy B. Wheeler and Timothy B. Wheeler,SUN STAFF | August 4, 1996
Almost as much as he loved nature, John V. Kabler enjoyed a good fight. He reveled in organizing people to advocate environmental causes and in working behind the scenes in political campaigns and lobbying drives.Mr. Kabler, regional director of Clean Water Action, battled prostate cancer even as he continued to fight for protection of Chesapeake Bay and Florida's Everglades. He died Thursday at his Annapolis home. He was 53.Mr. Kabler was one of Maryland's leading environmental activists, credited by friends and associates with helping to build the state's loosely organized community of conservation groups into a powerful force.
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By Yvonne Wenger and The Baltimore Sun | September 18, 2014
Environmentalists will team up Saturday to build support for a 5-cent plastic bag fee in Baltimore by handing out reusable bags and taking part in a citywide cleanup effort. Blue Water Baltimore, Waterfront Partnership, Chesapeake Bay Foundation, Trash Free Maryland Alliance, Clean Water Action and volunteers will fan out across Baltimore to pick up litter in a show of support for legislation introduced by Councilman James B. Kraft that would impose a fee on most plastic bags distributed in the city.
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By Erik Nelson and Erik Nelson,Staff Writer | November 8, 1992
A letter-writing campaign orchestrated by a state environmental group has Howard County officials lining up on both sides of a proposed moratorium on trash incinerators.The effort, organized by Maryland Clean Water Action, seeks to block a proposed incinerator at the National Security Agency, just outside Howard County along Route 32. The agency is considering building an incinerator to generate its electric power.The environmentalists, who want the county to establish a goal of recycling 50 percent to 70 percent of its trash by the turn of the century, also would like to head off discussions of any trash-burning options now being considered by the county Solid Waste Advisory Committee.
NEWS
June 22, 2014
This spring, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency took some long-overdue steps to fix the Clean Water Act, ending confusion over which streams and wetlands are protected by the law. Loopholes in the law created over the past decade have left more the half the stream miles in the U.S. and drinking water sources for 100 percent of Baltimore City residents at risk from pollution and development. Polluters and their allies in Congress are fighting tooth and nail to block the EPA from taking this common sense step to protect clean water.
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May 21, 1997
Dru Schmidt-Perkins, regional director of Clean Water Action, was misquoted in an article yesterday about Maryland's vehicle emissions inspection program. She said the governor was able to rise above the rhetoric of a "vocal minority."The Sun regrets the errors.Pub Date: 5/21/97
FEATURES
November 18, 1992
Nine lunch products have been "honored" with wastemaker awards given yearly by several environmental groups -- U.S. Public Interest Research Group, Clean Water Action and Environmental Action -- to recognize what they call excessive and wasteful packaging:Kool-Aid Kool Bursts, Chef Boyardee Microwave Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Cambpell's Microwave Soup, Oscar Mayer's Lunchables, Jell-O Gelatin Snacks, Starkist Tuna Lunch Kit, McCain Junior Juice, Frito-Lay...
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By Greg Tasker and Greg Tasker,Staff Writer | October 3, 1992
A national environmental group yesterday accused 6th District congressional candidate Roscoe Bartlett of providing tenants with contaminated drinking water at a boarding house he owns in Frederick.The Clean Water Action group alleged yesterday that Mr. Bartlett "knowingly" violated state pollution and health laws at the boarding house, which is located on his Gayfield Manor estate.Mr. Bartlett, the GOP candidate, ignored state orders to clean up contaminated water from wells on his property that provided the drinking water to his tenants, according to state and county documents produced by Clean Water Action.
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By Kerry O'Rourke and Kerry O'Rourke,Staff Writer | May 12, 1993
Two environmentalists delivered a strong message to 24 people gathered in the family room of a Finksburg home last night:Fight the incinerator. Fight the interstate extension. Vote for politicians who agree with you."Rooms like this are leading the fight," Dru Schmidt-Perkins, director of Clean Water Action in Baltimore, told the group in Neil and Debbie Ridgely's home on Brookmead Court.A citizens group that formed last month in response to Carroll Commissioner Donald I. Dell's idea to extend Interstate 795 through Carroll and build an incinerator at the Northern Landfill invited Ms. Schmidt-Perkins and Terry Harris, chairman of the Baltimore-area Sierra Club, to speak last night.
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By Yvonne Wenger and The Baltimore Sun | September 18, 2014
Environmentalists will team up Saturday to build support for a 5-cent plastic bag fee in Baltimore by handing out reusable bags and taking part in a citywide cleanup effort. Blue Water Baltimore, Waterfront Partnership, Chesapeake Bay Foundation, Trash Free Maryland Alliance, Clean Water Action and volunteers will fan out across Baltimore to pick up litter in a show of support for legislation introduced by Councilman James B. Kraft that would impose a fee on most plastic bags distributed in the city.
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By John W. Frece and John W. Frece,Sun Staff Writer | September 23, 1994
Maryland environmental groups declared yesterday that Republican Ellen R. Sauerbrey would be a disaster on environmental issues if she is elected governor.Representatives of the Maryland League of Conservation Voters and several other groups called a State House news conference to say the Baltimore County delegate's record on environmental legislation is among the worst in the General Assembly."In her 16 years in the General Assembly, Ellen Sauerbrey has voted consistently against the environment," said John Kabler of Clean Water Action.
NEWS
September 18, 2011
Columnist Jay Hancock 's effort to take another journalistic swipe at BGE and Constellation Energy leaves the impression that the Energy Answers incinerator planned for Baltimore City is a benign, renewable energy project worth Marylanders' support ("This waste-to-energy plant could be a model for Md. " Sept. 11). In fact, the Energy Answers incinerator would generate only a marginal amount of electricity - at best 160 megawatts - while burning at least 4,000 tons of waste matter a day, primarily ground-up tires, vinyl, plastic, wood and municipal waste.
NEWS
May 21, 1997
Dru Schmidt-Perkins, regional director of Clean Water Action, was misquoted in an article yesterday about Maryland's vehicle emissions inspection program. She said the governor was able to rise above the rhetoric of a "vocal minority."The Sun regrets the errors.Pub Date: 5/21/97
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By Timothy B. Wheeler and Timothy B. Wheeler,SUN STAFF | August 4, 1996
Almost as much as he loved nature, John V. Kabler enjoyed a good fight. He reveled in organizing people to advocate environmental causes and in working behind the scenes in political campaigns and lobbying drives.Mr. Kabler, regional director of Clean Water Action, battled prostate cancer even as he continued to fight for protection of Chesapeake Bay and Florida's Everglades. He died Thursday at his Annapolis home. He was 53.Mr. Kabler was one of Maryland's leading environmental activists, credited by friends and associates with helping to build the state's loosely organized community of conservation groups into a powerful force.
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By Robert Guy Matthews and Robert Guy Matthews,SUN STAFF | November 11, 1995
In a move that has upset local environmental advocates, a close Schmoke political ally who most recently developed several successful programs to clean the city, including "Clean Sweep," was abruptly ousted by the director of the Department of Public Works, George W. Balog.Yesterday was the last day of work for Kenneth J. Strong, who had been appointed to become head of the Bureau of Solid Waste in April. He had been the acting head for six months before that.Mr. Strong will be placed on administrative leave but will remain on the city payroll in the $68,917-a-year position until the end of the year.
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By John W. Frece and John W. Frece,Sun Staff Writer | September 23, 1994
Maryland environmental groups declared yesterday that Republican Ellen R. Sauerbrey would be a disaster on environmental issues if she is elected governor.Representatives of the Maryland League of Conservation Voters and several other groups called a State House news conference to say the Baltimore County delegate's record on environmental legislation is among the worst in the General Assembly."In her 16 years in the General Assembly, Ellen Sauerbrey has voted consistently against the environment," said John Kabler of Clean Water Action.
NEWS
By Kerry O'Rourke and Kerry O'Rourke,Staff Writer | May 12, 1993
Two environmentalists delivered a strong message to 24 people gathered in the family room of a Finksburg home last night:Fight the incinerator. Fight the interstate extension. Vote for politicians who agree with you."Rooms like this are leading the fight," Dru Schmidt-Perkins, director of Clean Water Action in Baltimore, told the group in Neil and Debbie Ridgely's home on Brookmead Court.A citizens group that formed last month in response to Carroll Commissioner Donald I. Dell's idea to extend Interstate 795 through Carroll and build an incinerator at the Northern Landfill invited Ms. Schmidt-Perkins and Terry Harris, chairman of the Baltimore-area Sierra Club, to speak last night.
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By John A. Morris and John A. Morris,Staff writer | October 23, 1990
To environmentalists, it's clear that Philip C. Jimeno works for the environment; John R. Leopold works for himself.That was the message delivered by a non-partisan coalition of environmental activists who gathered on the North County border yesterday across Fort Smallwood Road from Baltimore City's chemical belt.The Maryland League of Conservation Voters, the Clean Water Action Project and the Anne Arundel County Sierra Club have endorsed state Sen.Jimeno, D-Brooklyn Park in the District 31 Senate race.
NEWS
June 22, 2014
This spring, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency took some long-overdue steps to fix the Clean Water Act, ending confusion over which streams and wetlands are protected by the law. Loopholes in the law created over the past decade have left more the half the stream miles in the U.S. and drinking water sources for 100 percent of Baltimore City residents at risk from pollution and development. Polluters and their allies in Congress are fighting tooth and nail to block the EPA from taking this common sense step to protect clean water.
FEATURES
November 18, 1992
Nine lunch products have been "honored" with wastemaker awards given yearly by several environmental groups -- U.S. Public Interest Research Group, Clean Water Action and Environmental Action -- to recognize what they call excessive and wasteful packaging:Kool-Aid Kool Bursts, Chef Boyardee Microwave Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Cambpell's Microwave Soup, Oscar Mayer's Lunchables, Jell-O Gelatin Snacks, Starkist Tuna Lunch Kit, McCain Junior Juice, Frito-Lay...
NEWS
By Erik Nelson and Erik Nelson,Staff Writer | November 8, 1992
A letter-writing campaign orchestrated by a state environmental group has Howard County officials lining up on both sides of a proposed moratorium on trash incinerators.The effort, organized by Maryland Clean Water Action, seeks to block a proposed incinerator at the National Security Agency, just outside Howard County along Route 32. The agency is considering building an incinerator to generate its electric power.The environmentalists, who want the county to establish a goal of recycling 50 percent to 70 percent of its trash by the turn of the century, also would like to head off discussions of any trash-burning options now being considered by the county Solid Waste Advisory Committee.
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