Denise Robbins, Communications Director

Join us in thanking legislators who are true Climate Champions

On May 15th, we are holding the “2018 Climate Champions Award Ceremony.” We’ll honor our climate leaders who have gone above and beyond to bring change to Maryland and Washington, D.C. We’ll have live music and delicious food and wine, along with a variety of tasty brews provided by Baltimore-based Raven Beer. We’re honored to …

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Mayor Pugh Signs Landmark Bill to Protect City from Dangerous Crude Oil Shipments

Mayor Pugh signed the Crude Oil Terminal Prohibition, which the Baltimore City Council passed in a sweeping 14-1 vote to protect Baltimoreans from dangerous crude oil shipments and climate change. BALTIMORE, MD — Today Mayor Catherine Pugh signed the Crude Oil Terminal Prohibition, protecting Baltimoreans from an increase in dangerous crude-by-rail traffic and positioning Baltimore …

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MD Legislator Unveils Emergency Bill to Challenge Hogan Pipelines

In Response to Hogan Fracked Gas Plans, Legislators Call for Mandates to Protect Drinking Water From Controversial Pipelines   Delegate Shane Robinson (D-39) announced “emergency” legislation that would require the Maryland Department of Environment to go through an individualized and robust permitting process for dangerous proposed fracked-gas pipelines. Legislation could also affect TransCanada’s pipeline, favored …

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Baltimore City Council Overwhelmingly Passes Landmark Bill to Protect City from Dangerous Crude Oil Shipments

The Baltimore City Council passed the Crude Oil Terminal Prohibition 14-1 to protect Baltimoreans from dangerous crude oil shipments and climate change. Advocates call on Mayor Catherine Pugh to sign the bill into law. BALTIMORE — The Baltimore City Council made history tonight by passing a bill 14-1 to ban new or expanded crude oil …

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Amid hearings, Maryland leaders urge legislators to pass the Clean Energy Jobs Act

  Bill was deliberated in House Economic Matters Committee March 5; goes to Senate Finance Committee March 6 Annapolis, MD — Maryland leaders affirmed widespread support for the Clean Energy Jobs Act (HB 1453 / SB 732) following a telephone press conference (audio available here). This policy would expand and strengthen Maryland’s Renewable Portfolio Standard …

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Maryland Leaders Promote Strategy to Counteract Trump’s Decision to Impose Solar Tariffs

Advocates call for passage of the Maryland Clean Energy Jobs Act to help save solar jobs in the state ANNAPOLIS, MD—Clean energy advocates and Maryland legislators called for passage of the Maryland Clean Energy Jobs Act as a response to President Trump’s recent decision to impose tariffs on solar panels. On Monday, the Trump Administration …

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Sen. Van Hollen, Rep. Beyer Introduce Cap and Dividend Legislation

Bill Caps Carbon While Helping Middle Class   WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen and Congressman Don Beyer introduced the Healthy Climate and Family Security Act. This ‘cap and dividend’ approach is a simple, fair, and effective plan to address the dangers of climate change. It would put more money in the pockets of hardworking …

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CCAN Action Fund Lauds Acquittal of Scapegoated Oil Train Workers

Baltimore Should Take Note of Risks and Protect Residents From Crude Oil Trains Today, jurors acquitted the three rail workers who were scapegoated for the 2013 crude oil train disaster in Lac-Megantic, Quebec. That derailment, which killed 47 people and decimated the small town, was the worst crude oil train wreck in history. Taylor Smith-Hams, …

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Maryland Leaders Push for Clean Energy Expansion and Jobs Bill on First Day of General Assembly

2018 legislation would boost wind and solar while building a diverse workforce ANNAPOLIS— On the first day of the 2018 Maryland General Assembly session, dozens of Maryland faith, community, business, and labor leaders rallied on Lawyer’s Mall to support a campaign to require that 50 percent of Maryland’s electricity come from renewable sources by 2030. The …

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Virginia Governor-Elect Ralph Northam Announces Historic Legislation to Formally Join the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative and Use the Proceeds for Public Benefit

The Chesapeake Climate Action Network and CCAN Action Fund Have Championed a Bipartisan Push for This Bill for Four Years and Now Welcome Northam’s Game-Changing Support. Terry McAuliffe joins Northam in Announcement Statement from Mike Tidwell, Executive Director of the CCAN Action Fund:  “The word ‘historic’ is often overused as an adjective in policy discussions. …

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