Denise Robbins, Communications Director

Renewable Energy Business Representatives Push for the Clean Energy Jobs Act

Before key hearing, industry representatives call to double the state’s Renewable Portfolio Standard to 50 percent by 2030 Annapolis, MD – Ahead of today’s Senate hearing on the Maryland Clean Energy Jobs Act (Senate Bill 516 / House Bill 1158), renewable energy industry representatives joined environmental, faith, health, labor and civic organizations at a press …

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Students Rally for a Clean Energy Future in Maryland

Advocates push for legislation to double the state’s Renewable Portfolio Standard to 50 percent by 2030 and create jobs Annapolis, MD – Students from across the state joined environmental, faith, health, labor, and civic organizations today to push for the passage of the Maryland Clean Energy Jobs Act (House Bill 1158 / Senate Bill 516) …

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Maryland Legislators Introduce “Clean Energy Jobs Act” to Increase Wind and Solar with Majority Support

Recent Gonzales Poll Shows Overwhelming Statewide Support for Hogan to Support the “Clean Energy Jobs Act” ANNAPOLIS, MD — Today, Senator Brian Feldman (D-15) and Delegate Mary Ann Lisanti (D-34A) introduced a landmark clean energy bill with majority support in the Maryland State House. The “Clean Energy Jobs Act,” the top environmental bill of the …

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Advocates Introduce Legislation to Protect Maryland Waters from Fracked Gas Pipelines

Sen. Zirkin, Del. Fraser-Hidalgo Sponsor Pipeline and Water Protection Act ANNAPOLIS, MD — Today, a coalition of climate and clean water advocates are applauding the latest move to protect Maryland’s waters from dirty, dangerous fracked gas pipelines, the Maryland Pipeline and Water Protection Act (PAWPA). PAWPA would require the state of Maryland to conduct a …

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Climate Leader and Author Bill McKibben Attends State of the Union Speech as Guest of Maryland Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-MD)

During visit, McKibben will advocate for Green New Deal legislation and the need for oversight hearings on the latest climate science and the historic climate denial of oil companies WASHINGTON , DC — Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-MD-8) is bringing renowned environmentalist, author, and educator Bill McKibben as his guest to tonight’s State of the Union …

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Record Number of House Delegates Vote for 100% Clean Energy Bill Amendments in Richmond

CCAN Applauds Delegate Sam Rasoul and Other Champions RICHMOND, Virginia– Today, a record 48 members of the Virginia House of Delegates voted for creating a realistic pathway to 100% clean electricity, providing funding for economic development in low-income communities and communities threatened by sea level rise, and creating Virginia’s first environmental justice task force. There …

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Baltimore City Council Passes Resolution to End Public Subsidies for Trash Incineration

Council votes for resolution calling on the Maryland General Assembly to pass the Clean Energy Jobs Act and remove clean energy subsidies for trash incineration. Residents gathered at City Hall before the vote to demand an end to this practice of greenwashing and subsidizing pollution. BALTIMORE, MD — On January 14th, a group of Baltimore …

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MD Activists Bring Surfboards and “Climate Wave” to Hogan on First Day of Session to Support MD’s Top Clean Energy Bill

Advocates Also Release Gonzales Poll Showing Overwhelming Statewide Support for Hogan to Support the “Clean Energy Jobs Act” ANNAPOLIS, MD — Today, nearly 100 Maryland community leaders and activists rallied at the Maryland State House in support of the top environmental bill of the 2019 General Assembly Session: the “Clean Energy Jobs Act.” With their …

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Advocates celebrate the DC climate bill victory.

BREAKING: DC City Legislators Give Final Approval to 100% Clean Electricity Mandate By 2032

In nation’s capital: Groundbreaking “omnibus” climate statute also creates dramatic building efficiency standards, incentivizes electric cars, funds a “Green Bank,” and invests in solar and weatherization for low- and moderate-income residents WASHINGTON – In the wake of alarming federal and international climate reports, elected leaders of the District of Columbia — representing nearly 700,000 people …

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Maryland Leaders Call on Governor Hogan to Support “Maryland Clean Energy Jobs Act”

Advocates Reiterate “Supermajority” Support in House/Senate and Call on Gov. Hogan to Support this Wind-and-Solar Power Bill As the Trump Administration Backtracks on Climate Action at Global Summit Hogan’s own agency study confirms state cannot achieve greenhouse gas goals without doubling wind and solar power through the  “Maryland Clean Energy Jobs Act.” Yet Hogan has …

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