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Blair Campbell: What is Manchin waiting for? (Opinion)

Every time I buy groceries for my elderly neighbor, I think of Joe Manchin, my U.S. Senator. My neighbor has had multiple back surgeries over the years here in rural Pocahontas County. She lives in pain and discomfort, and requires lots of prescription drugs. But as the cost of those drugs skyrocket every year, I’ve …

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Maryland Policy Fellow Blog: The Fight For Climate Solutions Now

By: Davonte Douglas  As a native resident of Maryland’s Eastern Shore, I’ve watched my home slowly be swallowed by rising sea levels. Studies have shown that sea levels around Maryland have been rising and are projected to continue to rise by as much as 2.1ft in the Chesapeake Bay by 2050. My family’s history is …

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Current Status of Justice40 Commitment: Infrastructure bill provisions, NGO recommendations, White House implementation plans

By Xandra Coleman, Chesapeake Climate Action Network (CCAN) Intern Overview  Biden’s January executive order on tackling climate change included a “Justice40” pledge promising 40 percent of all benefits from federal investments flow to disadvantaged communities. As the bipartisan infrastructure bill and budget reconciliation are working their way through Congress, how Justice40 will be formally enacted …

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Frontline workers saved America during Covid. Now, let’s save our workers by passing the American Jobs Plan.

The coronavirus pandemic laid bare what needs to be fixed in America. Inequality skyrocketed as millions of Americans were laid off or forced to put themselves at risk. But now, with President Biden’s proposed American Jobs Plan, we have the opportunity for historic change. As a local AFL-CIO representative for the union workers that kept …

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Maryland Legislators Urge Passage of Clean Energy Bill After Alarming Federal Climate Change Report Friday

Statements by State Senator Brian Feldman, State House Delegate Cheryl Glenn and Mike Tidwell, Director CCAN Action Fund ANNAPOLIS, MD— Maryland state lawmakers today strongly urged the General Assembly to pass a landmark clean energy bill in the wake of an alarming federal report last week showing climate change is already affecting Americans nationwide, including …

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BREAKING: DC City Legislators Unanimously Vote to Mandate 100% Clean Electricity By 2032

In nation’s capital: Groundbreaking “omnibus” climate statute also incentivizes electric cars, creates dramatic building efficiency standards, funds a “Green Bank,” and invests in solar and weatherization for low- and moderate-income residents   STATEMENT FROM CCAN ACTION FUND:   WASHINGTON – In the wake of alarming federal and international climate reports, elected leaders of the District …

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Court Halts Yet Another Permit for the Fracked Gas Atlantic Coast Pipeline

ACP Faces Ongoing Public Opposition, Mounting Legal Setbacks Richmond, VA — Last night, the 4th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals issued an order staying a permit that authorized the fracked gas Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) to blast through streams and rivers in the Allegheny Highlands of West Virginia. In response to a request from the …

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Hogan, Jealous on climate: CCAN Action Fund releases voter guide

CCAN Action Fund Releases Voter Guide Comparing Governor Hogan, Challenger Ben Jealous on Climate ANNAPOLIS, MD — Today, the CCAN Action Fund released its voter education guide charting the positions of Governor Larry Hogan and challenger Ben Jealous on climate and clean energy positions, the top two* candidates for Maryland governor. CCAN Action Fund’s voter …

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