Denise Robbins, Communications Director

Lawmakers, Advocates, Unveil Historic Clean Energy Legislation

Bill Will Bring Virginia to 100% Carbon Free Electricity by 2050 RICHMOND – Today, Sen, Jennifer McClellan, Del. Rip Sullivan, Del. Jennifer Carroll Foy, and Del. Alfonso Lopez joined representatives from a broad coalition of advocacy groups to announce the introduction of the Virginia Clean Economy Act. The bill will give Virginia a 100% carbon-free …

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STATEMENT: Hogan’s Flawed “CARES” Plan Would Set Maryland Climate Movement Back

Annapolis, MD — Today, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan promoted his “Clean and Renewable Energy Standard” (CARES) plan, which falsely promises “100 clean electricity” by 2040. In reality, Hogan’s plan relies on coal and fracked gas for decades. The Hogan Administration released a draft climate action plan in October (more than nine months later than legally …

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“Virginia Voters Elected a Clean Energy Majority”

RICHMOND, VA — Last night, Virginia voters elected a clean energy majority to the General Assembly. Under the leadership of Governor Ralph Northam, who has pledged to achieve 100% clean energy in Virginia, Democrats now lead the House of Delegates 55-45 and the State Senate 21-19. The elections also saw record numbers of candidates refusing …

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Climate Coalition Brings DC Traffic to Standstill in Historic Action of Civil Disobedience

CCAN Action Fund Statement: Why Executive Director Mike Tidwell is Peacefully Breaking the Law Washington, DC — Today, the CCAN Action Fund joined a coalition of social justice advocates and hundreds of concerned DC residents in a strategy to shut down major DC streets to demand sweeping action on climate change. A coalition of nurses, …

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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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