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MD Gubernatorial Campaigns Join Climate, Labor and Justice Activists in Speaking Out for 100% Clean Electricity

Speakers Applaud Majority of Democratic Candidates for Maryland General Assembly and Statewide Offices for Pledging to Support First-Ever Climate Justice Resolution View or Download Press Conference Recording ANNAPOLIS, MD – CCAN Action Fund and its allies held a press conference yesterday outside of the Maryland State House where they announced that 153 candidates – including …

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PRESS CONFERENCE THURSDAY: Majority of Democratic Candidates for Maryland General Assembly and Statewide Offices Pledge Support for 100% Clean Electricity by 2035

New resolution is first time in state history where environmental, labor, and justice groups have unified around a clean-energy commitment for top candidates ANNAPOLIS, MD – On Thursday May 12 at 11 AM, CCAN Action Fund and its allies will share the names of over 100 candidates – including a majority of Democrats running for …

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Holly Bradley: If Manchin says he’s for it, he needs to pass it (Opinion)

I’m a West Virginia farmer, and I know something about timing and deadlines. If my spring broccoli isn’t planted in the greenhouse by February — and growing uncovered by May — forget it. It’ll be a long summer, fall and cold winter before I can try again. So, when Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., tells me …

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Maryland Bill is First Step in Divesting from Fossil Fuels that Drive Climate Risk and Sacrifice State Employee Investment Returns

Maryland climate activists celebrate bill’s passage and urge legislators to finish the job in 2023  ANNAPOLIS– Today, Earth Day 2022, CCAN Action Fund and 350MoCo are celebrating the recent passage of HB740/SB566 as an important first step toward protecting state pension funds from the financial risks posed by the climate crisis. Both groups stressed, however, that to …

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Maryland Policy Fellow Blog: The Fight For Climate Solutions Now

By: Davonte Douglas  As a native resident of Maryland’s Eastern Shore, I’ve watched my home slowly be swallowed by rising sea levels. Studies have shown that sea levels around Maryland have been rising and are projected to continue to rise by as much as 2.1ft in the Chesapeake Bay by 2050. My family’s history is …

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The good, the bad, and what’s next: Climate progress in MD’s 2022 legislative session

Well…that’s a wrap!  As you probably know, the Maryland General Assembly adjourned at midnight on Monday, April 11, concluding the 444th legislative session. Over the last 90 days, we’ve been ringing the alarm bells (like the United Nations’ Code Red for Humanity!!!) and urging our state leaders not to let another year go by without …

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Councilmember Hans Riemer and Climate Advocates Announce Legislation to Decarbonize New Buildings through “Clean Electrification”

Bill would require new construction to use 100 percent electric energy equipment beginning in 2024; technology has advanced making electric heating affordable and effective From the Office of Councilmember Hans Riemer ROCKVILLE, Md., April 14, 2022—Joined by local and statewide climate advocacy groups, Councilmember Hans Riemer will unveil new legislation that decarbonizes new buildings beginning …

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Eight MD Gubernatorial Candidates Commit to 100% Clean Electricity by 2035, Other Equitable Climate Actions

2022 MD Climate Justice Platform asks candidates to commit to transformative climate action and worker protections. Sponsored by leading climate, social justice, and labor groups Takoma Park, MD — Eight leading candidates for Maryland governor have signed a resolution vowing to support legislation in 2023 that would set the state on the course to 100% clean electricity with …

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Maryland Matters Op-Ed: On Climate, U.N. Says ‘Delay Means Death.’ Do Pepco and BGE Care in Maryland?

By Mike Tidwell, executive director of the Chesapeake Climate Action Network and CCAN Action Fund. Climate change has gotten so bad that any pause in the transition to a clean-energy economy will literally kill people. “Delay means death,” says United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres. He uttered those words after another blockbuster and depressing climate study came …

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Maryland General Assembly Achieves Mixed Results With Passage of Climate Solutions Now Act on Thursday

ANNAPOLIS, MD –  The Maryland General Assembly achieved mixed results with the passage today of the Climate Solutions Now Act of 2022. After the Senate concurred with the House of Delegates’ amended version of Senate Bill 528, the Assembly has now sent the bill to Governor Larry Hogan. CCAN Action Fund, the political wing of …

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