Denise Robbins, Communications Director

Historic Maryland Clean Energy Bill Becomes Law

Maryland Governor Hogan Allows Clean Energy Jobs Act to Move Forward While Surprisingly Attacking the Merits of the Widely Supported Legislation ANNAPOLIS, MD — Maryland environmental groups and the wind and solar industry scored a major victory today when Gov. Larry Hogan (R) yielded to widespread public support and permitted the Clean Energy Jobs Act …

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CCAN Statement: Governor Northam Fails to Veto Partisan Attack on Climate Action

Historic climate progress faces another partisan roadblock “Climate will be on the ballot this November” RICHMOND, VA — Today, Governor Northam announced that he will not veto language in the Virginia budget that will block Virginia from linking with the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI). His failure to act allows this attack on climate progress, …

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Maryland wind, solar officials call on Hogan to sign Clean Energy Jobs Act

Maryland Leaders Call on Hogan to Sign the Clean Energy Jobs Act, to Increase Jobs and Boost Economy Historic clean energy bill would require 50% renewable electricity by 2030 and put the state on the path to 100% by 2040 ANNAPOLIS, MD —Today, representatives of Maryland’s wind and solar industries sounded an urgent call for …

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CCAN Statement: Virginia Air Pollution Control Board Approves Historic Carbon Rule

CCAN Calls on Governor Northam to Veto Amendments that Block It RICHMOND, VA — Today, the Virginia Air Pollution Control Board approved historic regulations to allow Virginia to link with the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI). This new Carbon Rule will lead to a 30% reduction in carbon emissions from Virginia’s largest power plants and …

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CCAN Statement: MD Committee Advances Clean Energy Jobs Act

After overwhelming Senate approval, Maryland House Economic Matters Committee votes 15-6 for the historic clean energy bill that would require 50% renewable electricity by 2030 ANNAPOLIS, MD – Today, Maryland Delegate Dereck Davis (D-25) brought the Maryland Clean Energy Jobs Act (SB 516) one key step closer to passage. The Maryland House Economic Matters Committee, …

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CCAN Statement: U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen and Congressman Don Beyer Introduce Carbon Cap-and-Dividend Legislation

Bill Caps Carbon While Helping Middle Class WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) and Representative Don Beyer (D-VA)  introduced the Healthy Climate and Family Security Act of 2019. This ‘cap-and-dividend’ policy is a simple, fair, and effective way to address the dangers of climate change. The bill would put more money in the pockets …

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Following Overwhelming Senate Approval, Maryland Leaders Call on House to Quickly Pass the Clean Energy Jobs Act

Maryland State Senate voted 33-13 for the historic clean energy bill that would require 50% renewable electricity by 2030 ANNAPOLIS, MD — Today, a coalition of advocates urged the Maryland House of Delegates to pass of the Clean Energy Jobs Act (SB 516 / HB 1158). This press conference took place one day after the …

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Statement: Maryland Senate Passes Clean Energy Jobs Act

Annapolis, Md. (March 20, 2019) – The Maryland Climate Coalition released the following statement after the Maryland Senate voted 33-13 in favor of SB 516 today: “We applaud the Maryland Senate for taking strong action by passing the Maryland Clean Energy Jobs Act today. This bill will help fight climate change while expanding jobs, investment and tax revenue in …

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Bipartisan Coalition Demands End to Ratepayer Subsidies for Trash Incineration

Bipartisan group of legislators, residents, and advocates gathered prior to the House Economic Matters Committee hearing on HB961/SB548, legislation to remove clean energy subsidies for trash incineration. The bipartisan coalition demanded an end to this practice of greenwashing and subsidizing pollution. ANNAPOLIS, MD — On March 8th, an unlikely alliance of Republican and Democratic legislators, …

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Before Key Hearing, Legislators and Advocates Promote Bill Protecting Maryland Waters from Fracked-Gas Pipelines

Delegate David Fraser-Hidalgo Joined Coalition in Press Conference on “Pipeline and Water Protection Act” — next step on Potomac Pipeline Fight ANNAPOLIS, MD — Today, a coalition of climate and clean water advocates promoted legislation to protect Maryland’s waters from fracked-gas pipelines. The bill, called Maryland Pipeline and Water Protection Act (HB 669, SB 387), …

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