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New Gonzales Poll on Climate Change: Maryland Voters Support a 60% Cut in Greenhouse Gas Pollution and a Mandate for All-Electric New Buildings Statewide

ANNAPOLIS – A majority of Maryland voters want strong action on climate change from the General Assembly this year, according to a new Patrick Gonzales poll. The poll shows clear majorities support cutting greenhouse gas emissions 60% by 2030  and voters support a mandate that newly constructed buildings be powered by electric-only energy systems for …

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100 Chairs = 100 Lives Lost Every 6 Hours to Climate Crisis: Marylanders Demand Comprehensive Climate Legislation in 2022

Activists call for 60% cuts in climate pollution, full building electrification, and climate justice ANNAPOLIS, MD — Today, Maryland legislators were greeted by the solemn sight of 100 empty chairs spread across Lawyers Mall. The chairs represented the 100 lives lost around the globe every 6 hours to climate disasters. As a legislative response, Maryland …

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Maryland Scientists Urge State Legislators to Enact 60% Emissions Cuts and Full Building Electrification 

Letter to Maryland Legislative Leaders Sets Crucial Climate Policy Goals for 2022      ANNAPOLIS, MD – Today, six  scientists from some of Maryland’s more prestigious institutions sent a letter to House of Delegates Speaker Adrienne Jones and Senate President William Ferguson expressing “grave concerns regarding the current climate crisis and the need for state action to …

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Concerned Maryland climate scientists’ letter to state legislative leaders

Date: January 10, 2022From: Concerned Maryland Climate Scientists The Honorable Adrienne Jones                                             The Honorable William FergusonSpeaker of the Maryland House of Delegates                    President of the …

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Youngkin’s Choice of Andrew Wheeler as VA Secretary of Natural & Historic Resources is Huge Step Backward

Nomination of Trump’s Former EPA Chief Should be Rejected by VA General Assembly     Today, according to early media reports, Governor-elect Glenn Youngkin will select anti-environmental radical Andrew Wheeler as Virginia’s new Secretary of Natural and Historic Resources. Wheeler served as Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under former President Donald Trump and is a …

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Virginia Drives Electric Virtual Town Hall – Thursday December 16, 7 PM

Virginia recently took significant strides to reduce pollution and accelerate the Commonwealth’s transition to a clean energy economy by passing policies that support electric vehicle adoption, such as the Advanced Clean Car Standards. Now it is time to build on this progress and further solidify Virginia’s future as a leader in advanced transportation and transportation …

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“Build Back Better is Good for West Virginia” say Residents Bike Touring Charleston to Highlight Benefits Dec. 13-14

With the US Senate on the verge of passing the Build Back Better Act, West Virginians are sharing how the landmark legislation would improve their lives See pictures from the events here. Watch the live stream of each event here.  CHARLESTON, WV — West Virginians are bicycling around Charleston to spread the word that the …

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EPA Underestimates Greenhouse Gas Emissions from US Landfills by at Least 25 Percent

Environmental Groups File Notice of Intent to Sue EPA Over Undercounting of Greenhouse Gases from Waste Dumps WASHINGTON, D.C. — Three environmental groups today announced their intention to sue EPA for failing to update its methods for estimating emissions of greenhouse gases and other air pollutants from landfills across the U.S., despite the agency’s conclusion …

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Activists Stop Traffic to Get the Build Back Better Act Moving

With only days left in 2021, intersections surrounding the US Capitol are blocked as Americans demand Congress pass Build Back Better and Voting Rights Bills WASHINGTON, DC — Members of Congress and their staff were surprised Tuesday morning to realize that the roads they usually take to the US Capitol were shut down. Americans deeply impatient …

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Activists Show Images of WV Disasters on Sen. Manchin’s Office to Stress Urgency of Build Back Better

As the Senate takes up the once-in-a-generation bill, West Virginians display compelling images on exterior of Manchin’s office MARTINSBURG, WV — To convey the urgency of passing the Build Back Better Act, several West Virginians today used a projector to display giant photos of recent climate disasters in the state onto the wall of Senator Joe …

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