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“Virginia Voters Elected a Clean Energy Majority”

RICHMOND, VA — Last night, Virginia voters elected a clean energy majority to the General Assembly. Under the leadership of Governor Ralph Northam, who has pledged to achieve 100% clean energy in Virginia, Democrats now lead the House of Delegates 55-45 and the State Senate 21-19. The elections also saw record numbers of candidates refusing …

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Big Oil in the Hot Seat: House Oversight Committee Holds Hearing into Industry Deception

WASHINGTON, DC — Today, the House of Representatives Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties grilled witnesses for more than two hours on the history of the fossil fuel industry’s knowledge of climate and the massive disinformation campaign they’ve waged since the 1980s to cover it up and protect their profits. Witnesses including former ExxonMobil …

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Climate Coalition Brings DC Traffic to Standstill in Historic Action of Civil Disobedience

CCAN Action Fund Statement: Why Executive Director Mike Tidwell is Peacefully Breaking the Law Washington, DC — Today, the CCAN Action Fund joined a coalition of social justice advocates and hundreds of concerned DC residents in a strategy to shut down major DC streets to demand sweeping action on climate change. A coalition of nurses, …

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Historic Maryland Clean Energy Bill Becomes Law

Maryland Governor Hogan Allows Clean Energy Jobs Act to Move Forward While Surprisingly Attacking the Merits of the Widely Supported Legislation ANNAPOLIS, MD — Maryland environmental groups and the wind and solar industry scored a major victory today when Gov. Larry Hogan (R) yielded to widespread public support and permitted the Clean Energy Jobs Act …

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CCAN Statement: Governor Northam Fails to Veto Partisan Attack on Climate Action

Historic climate progress faces another partisan roadblock “Climate will be on the ballot this November” RICHMOND, VA — Today, Governor Northam announced that he will not veto language in the Virginia budget that will block Virginia from linking with the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI). His failure to act allows this attack on climate progress, …

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Maryland wind, solar officials call on Hogan to sign Clean Energy Jobs Act

Maryland Leaders Call on Hogan to Sign the Clean Energy Jobs Act, to Increase Jobs and Boost Economy Historic clean energy bill would require 50% renewable electricity by 2030 and put the state on the path to 100% by 2040 ANNAPOLIS, MD —Today, representatives of Maryland’s wind and solar industries sounded an urgent call for …

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CCAN Statement: Virginia Air Pollution Control Board Approves Historic Carbon Rule

CCAN Calls on Governor Northam to Veto Amendments that Block It RICHMOND, VA — Today, the Virginia Air Pollution Control Board approved historic regulations to allow Virginia to link with the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI). This new Carbon Rule will lead to a 30% reduction in carbon emissions from Virginia’s largest power plants and …

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Don’t VETO the Clean Energy Jobs Act! Maryland Jobs are on the line.

SUMMARY: On Sine Die of the 2019 Maryland legislative session the Clean Energy Jobs Act (CEJA) was passed with veto-proof majorities of 95-40 in favor in the House and 31-15 in the Senate. Now, the bill sits on the Governor’s desk. Here’s what’s at stake: What the Maryland Clean Energy Jobs Act does: CEJA requires …

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Maryland General Assembly Passes Clean Energy Jobs Act

PRESS RELEASE FROM THE MARYLAND CLIMATE COALITION. Member groups include Chesapeake Climate Action Network, Maryland League of Conservation Voters, Maryland Sierra Club, Interfaith Power & Light DC-MD-VA, Citizens Climate Lobby, SEIU, Moms Clean Air Force, and others. With veto-proof majorities, the legislation will require 50% renewable electricity by 2030 and creates a pathway to 100% …

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CCAN Statement: MD Committee Advances Clean Energy Jobs Act

After overwhelming Senate approval, Maryland House Economic Matters Committee votes 15-6 for the historic clean energy bill that would require 50% renewable electricity by 2030 ANNAPOLIS, MD – Today, Maryland Delegate Dereck Davis (D-25) brought the Maryland Clean Energy Jobs Act (SB 516) one key step closer to passage. The Maryland House Economic Matters Committee, …

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