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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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Taking the Trash out of Maryland’s Renewable Portfolio Standard

10 million dollars. That’s how much money the BRESCO trash incinerator has received in “renewable energy” subsidies over six years. That’s right — trash incineration is currently included in our state’s Renewable Portfolio Standard. This means that harmful, polluting incinerators receive subsidies  — paid for by ratepayers like you and me — meant for truly …

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Take Action Online to Reduce Air Pollution in MD! Join the #NoCashforTrash Social Media Campaign

by Lauryn Countess, CCAN Action Fund intern   Hey Marylanders! We need your help to protect the health of our communities! If you live in the Baltimore area, you may know of the BRESCO trash incinerator. This incinerator has long been a threat to the health of Baltimoreans and the Chesapeake Bay. Incinerators like BRESCO …

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Baltimore Residents Rally to Demand Cleaner Air and a Just Transition to Zero Waste

The Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) held a hearing on a proposed regulation to reduce the BRESCO trash-burning incinerator’s nitrogen oxide (NOx) pollution. Residents rallied in Carroll Park before the hearing to demand clean air and a just transition to zero waste. BALTIMORE, MD — On September 21st, a group of Baltimore residents, local …

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Don’t wait for the ballot box: Take a stand for clean energy candidates now

  The elections are really heating up in Maryland. From your local elections to the gubernatorial race, voting this fall is going to be more important than ever. And now, YOU have the opportunity to let your candidates know what you care about most: a clean, healthy, livable future for everyone in Maryland. But, we …

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A Victory in Baltimore! No New Crude Oil Terminals

Last week, Mayor Catherine Pugh signed the Crude Oil Terminal Prohibition and made it official: no new crude oil terminals in Baltimore City! Over three years after launching a fight against a Texas oil company’s proposal for a crude oil terminal in South Baltimore, a strong coalition of residents, advocates, and community leaders has achieved …

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Baby Steps Towards Climate Justice: A recap of the 2018 Virginia General Assembly Session

  From the beginning, this year’s General Assembly session in Virginia felt much different than previous years. Thanks to a historic election and some inspiring activism from climate fighters like you, I left the temporary home of our 140 state representatives at 900 E Main Street feeling hopeful. We didn’t win everything that we wanted …

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Baltimore City Council Passes Historic Bill to #StopOilTrains

Last night, the Baltimore City Council made history by officially passing the Crude Oil Terminal Prohibition (Bill 17-0150) in a sweeping 14-1 vote. This bill will ban new crude oil terminals in the city, protecting our communities from a surge in crude-by-rail shipments, increased air and water and pollution, and climate change. By banning new …

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