Acting from our faith convictions, we join our voices with others in the region who call for responsible public policies to protect the Earth and its inhabitants.


We recognize that changing attitudes and behaviors of individuals and groups is important but not enough to bring about major change. Changes in public policies are needed to undo the harm that has been done to our environment, specifically the Chesapeake Bay, and to work towards a more sustainable future.

In a democracy, citizens have a moral obligation to engage in the political process in ways that align with their values. As part of our mission to inspire and equip people of faith to be stewards of God’s Creation, IPC distills relevant legislative issues into summaries to make it easier for you to bring the faith voice to bear. 

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2017 Priorities in Maryland

Override of Governor's Veto of Clean Energy Bill

Ban on Fracking

Keep Antiobiotics Effective Act

Ban on Styrofoam

Forest Recovery Act

Environmental Justice

Due to limited staff capacity, we are only able to track legislation in the State of Maryland at this time. If you would like to help us track legislation in your state or in the District of Columbia, please email

Contact Your Legislator

Do you know how to contact your legislator and ensure your voice is heard? The links below will connect you to websites for each of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed states where you can find your legislator and obtain their contact information. 





New York

West Virginia