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Activists Rally and Dance to Support Montgomery County Becoming First MD Jurisdiction To Ensure New Buildings Are All-Electric

Photo Courtesy of Montgomery County PIO MoCo Council hears public testimony on Bill 13-22, which would make new buildings safer, healthier, and climate-friendly. If passed, the county would join the nation’s capital and other US cities electrifying new construction. ROCKVILLE, MD — Dozens of climate activists rallied and danced today as the Montgomery County Council …

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“Climate Champions” Are Winning BIG Across Maryland in Tuesday Primaries

So far, 98% of candidates endorsed by CCAN Action Fund are on track to win seats in their primary elections. Early results show climate change is a priority for MD voters ANNAPOLIS, MD – Based on early results, candidates who support strong action on climate change are in position to win seats up and down the ballot …

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Joe Manchin Turns His Back on West Virginians

Democratic Senator Sinks Federal Investment Plan to Fight Inflation Through Lower Energy Prices and More Jobs. CCAN Action Fund Joins Allies Demanding that Senate Leaders Strip Manchin of Energy & Natural Resources Committee Chairmanship HILLSBORO, WEST VIRGINIA — Senator Manchin last week announced he will oppose all investments in clean energy and attempts to make …

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As Manchin Kills Federal Climate Bill, CCAN Action Fund Calls For Renewed Focus on State and Local Progress

Executive Director Calls for Climate Activists to Grieve, Regroup, and Press On   TAKOMA PARK, MD – According to the Washington Post, Joe Manchin told Senate leaders yesterday that he would not vote for any new climate spending as part of the federal budget reconciliation bill now under debate. That scuttles $550 billion in tax credits for …

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News on the Campaign to Electrify Mongtomery County

News on the Campaign to Electrify Mongtomery County Did you hear the news? A bill that will give Montgomery County fully electric new buildings that are cleaner and healthier has been introduced in the County Council. With pioneering leadership from Councilmember Hans Riemer and co-support from County Executive Marc Elrich, this bill would keep fossil fuels out …

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Pioneering Climate Policy: DC Council Mandates Carbon-free New Buildings 

Multi-faceted Bills Make the Nation’s Capital a U.S. Climate Policy Leader  WASHINGTON DC – The Council of the District of Columbia on Monday approved two bills that will for the first time mandate that all new and substantially renovated buildings in the city be powered by 100% carbon-free energy (with the exception of low-rise residential structures). …

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GAME’S OVER: Youth Activists to Disrupt Congressional Baseball Game if No Climate Deal Passed by End of July

With weeks left to pass vital clean energy investments through reconciliation, young people will exhort Biden and Democrats to leave everything on the field for climate  Washington, D.C.–On Thursday, July 28, youth activists will descend on the Congressional Baseball game in a final bid to salvage the historic climate action they were promised by President …

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