Following Criticism, Md. Environmental Justice Commission Just Met for the First Time in 8 Months

​Maryland’s environmental justice commission met for the first time in eight months this week ― and advocates are questioning its effectiveness

The meeting followed criticism from environmental advocates and community leaders.

“When we are talking about justice and specifically environmental justice, as a secretary of the environment, I can tell you I know we have a lot of work to do,” Maryland’s Secretary of the Environment Ben Grumbles told the commission on Tuesday.

“Maryland is a leader on environmental protection, but we have significant work ahead to demonstrate that we are true leaders on environmental justice.”