Mike Tidwell, Director

100 Small Business Leaders Converge on Capitol Hill, Urge Congress to Pass the American Jobs Plan and 100% Clean Energy Standard

On Wednesday June 16th, one hundred small business leaders from a variety of industries across the nation converged on Capitol Hill (in person and virtually) to urge Congress to pass President Joe Biden’s American Jobs Plan and its 100% clean energy standard. Negotiations on the bill have currently been slowed down as some members of …

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100 Prominent Faith Leaders Converge on Capitol Hill, Urge Congress to Pass the American Jobs Plan and 100% Clean Electricity Standard

As negotiations for bill trail into summer, moral leaders urge speed and urgency in helping working families and the planet  Yesterday, CCAN Action Fund joined 100 nationally respected faith leaders on Capitol Hill to demand swift passage of President Joe Biden’s historic American Jobs Plan. Representing an array of religious backgrounds, leaders spoke, prayed, and …

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MoCo County Voted AGAINST Solar – Take Action

As a dedicated climate activist and a 32-year resident of Montgomery County, I am very, very sad to tell you that Montgomery County Council just voted to reject meaningful advances in solar power in our county. They recently voted on amendments to effectively prohibit farmers in our county from producing solar energy for low- and …

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This Earth Month: Take these 4 local steps while you “think globally”

By Mike Tidwell I used to be a globe-hopping environmental activist. I went to climate change conferences in Montreal and Copenhagen. I travelled regionally, too, to Richmond and Annapolis, to harangue legislators. The travel made me part of the pollution problem, of course. But I bought “carbon offsets” to compensate, saving Amazon rainforests.  Now, like …

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The Biggest Issue in the Maryland Governor’s Race? High Water

Time is running out for this election season. The debates are over and campaign literature is filling our inboxes and mailboxes. The gubernatorial candidates have exchanged volumes on how best to move Maryland forward. At the same time, new studies show that time is also running out to take bold action on climate change. The …

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