Emily
Scarr

State Director, Maryland PIRG

Started on staff: 2005
B.A., Vassar College
Emily directs strategy, organizational development, research, communications and legislative advocacy for Maryland PIRG. Emily has helped win small donor public financing in Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Howard County, Montgomery County, and Prince George’s County. She has played a key role in establishing new state laws to to protect public health by restricting the use of antibiotics on Maryland farms, require testing for lead in school drinking water and restrict the use of toxic flame retardant and PFAS chemicals. Emily also serves on the Executive Committees of the Maryland Fair Elections Coalition and the Maryland Campaign to Keep Antibiotics Working. Emily lives in Baltimore City with her husband, kids, and dog.

Posts by Emily Scarr
Pollution Free Cooking: how to make the switch from gas.
Induction Cooking

Clean air

Pollution Free Cooking: how to make the switch from gas.

Induction stoves are efficient, fast, and precise. They are also safer and less harmful to indoor air quality than cooking with gas. The Inflation Reduction Act includes $4.5 billion in funding for states to provide rebates and tax credits for new electric appliances including stoves, cooktops, and wall ovens.

Stop Toxic PFAS
boy drinking glass of water

Toxic threats

Stop Toxic PFAS

To protect water and health, the Governor needs to set strong limits for PFAS in our water and clean up contamination.

Cleaning and disinfecting safely during the coronavirus outbreak

COVID-19

Cleaning and disinfecting safely during the coronavirus outbreak

If you’re like me, you’re spending a lot more time cleaning while sheltering in place. My increased time at home cooking, working, and playing with my children makes a lot of mess! I am also cleaning more as a way to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19. I enjoy my cleaning routine; in a day full of zoom calls and wrangling small children, it’s nice to take a break to listen to the radio or music while I wipe down the counters or sweep the floor. 

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