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Council Proposes Income-Based Water Billing Amid Rate Hikes

Council Proposes Income-Based Water Billing Amid Rate Hikes

December 5, 2018

Just days after the city proposed another rate increase, Baltimore’s Council President unveiled legislation that promises water bill affordability and accountability. The proposal will be taken up by the Council’s Taxation, Finance and Economic Development Committee in the coming weeks

Environmentalists Demand Feds Stop Hogan-Backed Pipeline

August 22, 2018

The Potomac Pipeline is set to route fracked gas through Maryland. Katlyn Schmitt of Waterkeepers Chesapeake tells Dharna Noor why her group and others are demanding federal regulators reconsider permitting its construction

Over 2,000 Cities with Higher Lead Levels than Flint

August 19, 2018

Baltimore, Milwaukee, Chicago and Cleveland all have been victim to high lead and other toxins in the water. Eddie Conway and Eugene Puryear discuss the frustrations of citizens and the struggles to get clean water in communities of color

Baltimore Mayor Signs Charter Amendment Banning Water Privatization

August 13, 2018

If voters approve the amendment on the November ballot, Baltimore will be the first major city in the U.S. to pass such a ban

Baltimore Set To Be First Major US City to Ban Water Privatization

August 7, 2018

Supporters of the charter amendment say that privatization would result in job loss and rate hikes because corporations have only one motive: profit

The Flint Water Crisis: Fighting for Accountability

July 26, 2018

In the second part of their interview, Eddie Conway speaks with Rev. David Alexander Bullock about who is responsible for the continuing Flint Water Crisis and how Flint and Detroit can fight for accountability

The Flint Water Crisis: Detroit is Where it all Began

July 25, 2018

Eddie Conway speaks with Rev. David Bullock about how the largest municipal bankruptcy in the world gave birth to a public health crisis

The Baltimore Bureau Podcast Show: July 6, 2018

July 8, 2018

Dharna and Khalilah talk about the local movement for affordable housing, a workers strike at a local Target, the price of water, the prevalence of wrongful imprisonment and the effect of Justice Kennedy’s resignation on the Supreme Court

Legislation Fights Liens Based on Water Bills

March 31, 2018

Reverend Keith Bailey is about to lose his church because of an erroneous water bill. Two bills being considered in the Maryland Senate would prevent this from happening

Activists Push For Water Affordability In Baltimore

January 23, 2018

In a panel discussion, activists pushed back against onerous collections methods like tax sales and water shut-offs, and suggested an income-based water billing system to help pay for Baltimore’s necessary infrastructure investments