We can't save the Bay without protecting our forests. But a proposed energy project in Maryland's Charles County would destroy more than 200 acres of high-value forest, fragmenting the largest forest in Southern Maryland and degrading a high-quality stream.
Led by Georgetown University, the project would clear the forest to install a solar field. While renewable energy is a critical tool to combat climate change, this project disregards the total environmental benefits of the forest, including the filtering of air and water, and serving as habitat for hundreds of species of wildlife. Ultimately, this project could generate thousands of pounds of additional nitrogen
pollution into the Chesapeake Bay on an annual basis. But the project cannot move forward without approval from the Maryland Department of Environment (MDE).
Use the form below to urge MDE—before the deadline Friday, August 23—to defend this forest and oppose the project. Your voice will have the greatest impact if you write to MDE in your own words. Describe the value of forests and clean water to you.
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