Healthy Green Maryland Amendment

A Constitutionally Protected Right to a Safe, Healthy Environment

Rights embedded in our founding documents - to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness - are threatened by a damaged environment. Development without consideration of human health is a danger to every Marylander's freedom to enjoy pure water, clean air, and healthy communities now and in the next generation.

The Healthy Green Maryland Amendment explicitly protects your right to a healthy environment now and in the future by enshrining it in the state declaration of rights.

Why a Green Amendment?

In the face of an uncertain federal landscape, Maryland needs to take steps now to defend our right to a healthy environment. We have the chance to become the third state to adopt a Green Amendment to protect our future including:

  • rural and urban communities
  • chemically sensitive children and seniors
  • our economic future, wealth generation and home values
  • coastal wetlands and old growth forests

A CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT IS THE STRONGEST PROTECTION A STATE PROVIDES. MARYLAND MUST ACT NOW TO PROTECT ITS FUTURE.

The bill proposes lasting protections for breathable air, drinkable water, and makes the state a fiduciary for equal access to a healthy environment for present and future generations of Marylanders. This bill supports:

  • reaching the State mandated RPS
  • human health, eonomic stability and clean renewable jobs
  • development of a road map for judging harms & creation of solutions on climate
  • values of environmental justice and climate protection into the state's constitution

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