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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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Statement: They broke windows. They broke laws. They didn’t break us.

At the height of the Capitol insurrection yesterday, members of the U.S. House of Representatives lay on the floor in fear for their lives. As police drew weapons at rioters banging on the barred door, lawmakers were reportedly advised to remove the pins on their lapels that identified them as House members. This was to …

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Yes! We beat Trump! Here’s what’s next.

Joe Biden won! Donald Trump lost! We have a declared victor. So go ahead and exhale. We can celebrate! The political victory isn’t complete, of course. We still have a chance to win the US Senate (thank you Georgia runoffs!). But HOLY COW we already won the biggest prize. The “climate arsonist” Donald Trump is …

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Announcing our first-ever presidential endorsement: Joe Biden

By Mike Tidwell, Director In our seven-year history, the Chesapeake Climate Action Network (CCAN) Action Fund has never endorsed a candidate for public office. We’ve always remained non-partisan. Until today.  Vice President Joe Biden called Donald Trump a “climate arsonist” last week. The President denies the basic science of climate change even as four million …

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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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Maryland General Assembly ended three weeks early — what does that mean for climate action?

Coronavirus is climate change on warp speed These are trying times.  Against the backdrop of the coronavirus pandemic, the Maryland General Assembly ended their 2020 legislative session last night — three weeks earlier than planned.  We are thankful that our lawmakers are taking the necessary steps to “flatten the curve,” and that they were able …

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Virginia Clean Economy Act Grassroots Call Transcript

On February 20th, 2020, the CCAN Action Fund and the Virginia Sierra Club hosted a grassroots conference call with special guest Delegate Rip Sullivan. Below is an overview and edited transcript of the recording, and the audio of the call can be found here: Featured speakers:Delegate Rip Sullivan, 48th District, House Caucus Chair, Vice Chair …

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On the Virginia Clean Economy Act and the Green New Deal Act

By Harrison Wallace It is with utmost respect and appreciation for everyone in the Virginia Green New Deal movement that I am writing this today. We have seen a lot of confusion among supporters who are wondering why there were two big climate bills introduced in the Virginia legislative session this year, and wondering why …

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Virginia Clean Economy Act: A Big Step Forward on Climate Policy

House and Senate Pass “Virginia Clean Economy Act” on Tuesday, Feb 11 By Mike Tidwell When it comes to clean energy policy, environmental activists nationwide commonly think of the Chesapeake Climate Action Network as true “climate hawks.” We sue polluters. We picket against companies like Dominion Energy. And we push HARD for transformative clean energy …

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