Maryland is poised to be a leader in clean energy solutions to climate change, thanks in large part to groundbreaking laws CCAN and our allies have helped to pass — including one of the strongest state-level carbon caps in the country, a clean electricity standard to spur wind and solar power, and landmark offshore wind power legislation.
But Maryland still gets a majority of its electricity from burning dirty fossil fuels — coal, oil and gas. Meanwhile, new dirty energy threats, such as fracking and fracked gas exports, would set us back further in solving climate change.
Learn how you can take action to make Maryland a clean energy leader and keep our communities safe from dirty energy pollution.
CCAN Action Fund, along with the Maryland Climate Coalition and the Maryland Clean Energy Jobs Initiative, launched a bold campaign to move Maryland forward on climate by requiring that 50% of Maryland’s electricity comes from renewable sources by 2030. Learn more >>
The oil industry is targeting Baltimore as an easy through-way to export crude oil to refineries along the East Coast, and potentially throughout the world. In the community of Curtis Bay, Targa Terminals is seeking approval to construct a crude oil export facility that would cause more air pollution and bring significant safety risks to South Baltimore and the city as a whole. A crude oil train or port explosion could threaten thousands of Baltimore residents, local property and the environment. Learn more >>