In addition to having a concentration of polluting fossil fuel and waste infrastructure, Curtis Bay has several large contaminated brownfield sites. Our vision is see these brownfields become sites for regeneration, conservation and community led development. We believe this transformation is possible and we are taking steps to make it a reality. One such site, a 64 acre city owned and DPW controlled former landfill… Read More »Brownfield Regeneration
Curtis Bay calls upon Gov. Moore and MDE to deny CSX operating permit renewal application, declare just transition from coal
The Community of Curtis Bay Association (CCBA) calls upon Secretary of the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) Serena McILwain to deny the renewal of the operating permit for the CSX coal terminal in Curtis Bay, Maryland. CCBA finds that open air storage of 14 million tons per year of hazardous coal dust within 1,000 ft of homes harms the health, safety and quality of… Read More »Curtis Bay calls upon Gov. Moore and MDE to deny CSX operating permit renewal application, declare just transition from coal
July 13th 2023 Resolution of the Community of Curtis Bay Association (CCBA) on the location of Curtis Bay’s Recreation Center: Whereas: 1. CCBA is a Curtis Bay organization committed to community-led equitable development without displacement that seeks to be accountable to residents’ concerns, goals, and visions; 2. A longstanding unresolved need in Curtis Bay has been a safe, stable, well-resourced Recreation Center for children… Read More »CCBA Passes Resolution adopting position on recreation center development
CCBA received a response to our May 19th request for Governor Moore and MDE to use their authority to declare an air pollution emergency in Curtis Bay following an acid leak, diesel spill, deadly petroleum fire, coal explosion and the everyday exposure to pollutants from a concentration of industry. MDE and Governor Moore denied our request, you can read their full response below. Re: Call… Read More »CCBA request for Governor Moore and MDE to declare air pollution emergency denied
The Community of Curtis Bay Association (CCBA) is pleased to announce the establishment of the Curtis Bay Recreation Center Sustainability Committee. The focus of this committee is to develop long-term solutions to address the substantial challenges presented by the proposed new development of a recreation center on the border between Brooklyn and Curtis Bay. Curtis Bay is currently facing a unique situation where Baltimore City… Read More »Curtis Bay Launches Rec Center Sustainability Committee!
May 19th, 2023 Call for Declaration of Air Pollution Emergency in Curtis Bay [Curtis Bay, Maryland] – Once again, the Community of Curtis Bay is the victim of the ongoing threat of environmental injustices. The Community of Curtis Bay Association, representing the residents of Curtis Bay and neighboring communities, is calling on the Secretary of Maryland Department of Environment, Serena Mcllwain, and Governor Wes Moore… Read More »Call for Declaration of Air Pollution Emergency in Curtis Bay
We are thrilled with the partnership we are building the Ecological Design Collective bringing incredible students to support our community led development vision here in Curtis Bay! The Community of Curtis Bay Association has teamed up with the Collective to form a weekly class focused on supporting community priorities through research and action. The class is hosted at the Curtis Bay Rec Center and meets… Read More »AMAZING collaboration with the Ecological Design Collective in Curtis Bay!
CCBA, along with the Environmental Integrity Project and the South Baltimore Community Land Trust submitted comments calling upon MDE to establish new standards at the CSX coal terminal operating less than 1,000 feet from our recreation center and homes in Curtis Bay. Our comments identify the inadequacy of what CSX has proposed and provide a concrete set of changes that would do good in the… Read More »MDE must protect residents and workers with new standards at CSX coal terminal
The Community of Curtis Bay Association launches community governed Environmental Justice and Zero Waste Fund
Friday December 23rd 2022 Approaching 1 year after the CSX coal explosion, Curtis Bay residents are starting a new fund to address the urgent health and environmental crises worsened by living next to a concentration of dozens of toxic and hazardous developments. The first $100,000 payment into the fund comes from a push from Curtis Bay residents to ensure that penalties following the December 2021… Read More »The Community of Curtis Bay Association launches community governed Environmental Justice and Zero Waste Fund
Exciting news is coming to the community of Curtis Bay! The historic development of a new rec center is on its way, replacing the existing center at 1630 Filbert St. This is a momentous occasion for the community and will bring over 10 million dollars into a critical part of our community that needs it most. The new development represents some real follow through from… Read More »WOW! Curtis Bay is getting a new Recreation Center!