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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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Baltimore Residents Rally to Demand Cleaner Air and a Just Transition to Zero Waste

The Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) held a hearing on a proposed regulation to reduce the BRESCO trash-burning incinerator’s nitrogen oxide (NOx) pollution. Residents rallied in Carroll Park before the hearing to demand clean air and a just transition to zero waste. BALTIMORE, MD — On September 21st, a group of Baltimore residents, local …

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DC Councilmember Mary Cheh Announces Strongest Climate Bill in the Country

After Mayor Bowser commits to strong carbon reduction goals at Global Climate Action Summit, Councilmember and coalition announce new momentum behind nation-leading bill to meet DC’s climate goals Bill includes the strongest renewable electricity requirement in the country and comprehensive, economy-wide approach to reducing emissions WASHINGTON, DC — Today, DC Councilmember Mary Cheh (Ward 3) …

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Maryland Voter Information: 2016 Primary Election

How Can I Vote? Primary Election Day is Tuesday, April 26th. You can find your Election Day polling place at: https://voterservices.elections.maryland.gov/PollingPlaceSearch Early voting and in-person absentee voting began Thursday, April 14th and runs through Thursday, April 21st, between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. each day. You can vote at any early voting center in the …

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Where do Hogan and Brown stand on climate change?

The following is a letter from CCAN Action Fund Director, Mike Tidwell, published in the Baltimore Sun November 3, 2014. Read it on the Sun’s website here. Where are Brown and Hogan on climate change? Worlds apart. Here’s the biggest issue in the Maryland governor’s race: Rising waters. A Union of Concerned Scientists report this …

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