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Maryland Leaders Call on Governor Hogan to Support “Maryland Clean Energy Jobs Act”

Advocates Reiterate “Supermajority” Support in House/Senate and Call on Gov. Hogan to Support this Wind-and-Solar Power Bill As the Trump Administration Backtracks on Climate Action at Global Summit Hogan’s own agency study confirms state cannot achieve greenhouse gas goals without doubling wind and solar power through the  “Maryland Clean Energy Jobs Act.” Yet Hogan has …

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Maryland Legislators Urge Passage of Clean Energy Bill After Alarming Federal Climate Change Report Friday

Statements by State Senator Brian Feldman, State House Delegate Cheryl Glenn and Mike Tidwell, Director CCAN Action Fund ANNAPOLIS, MD— Maryland state lawmakers today strongly urged the General Assembly to pass a landmark clean energy bill in the wake of an alarming federal report last week showing climate change is already affecting Americans nationwide, including …

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BREAKING: DC City Legislators Unanimously Vote to Mandate 100% Clean Electricity By 2032

In nation’s capital: Groundbreaking “omnibus” climate statute also incentivizes electric cars, creates dramatic building efficiency standards, funds a “Green Bank,” and invests in solar and weatherization for low- and moderate-income residents   STATEMENT FROM CCAN ACTION FUND:   WASHINGTON – In the wake of alarming federal and international climate reports, elected leaders of the District …

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Court Halts Yet Another Permit for the Fracked Gas Atlantic Coast Pipeline

ACP Faces Ongoing Public Opposition, Mounting Legal Setbacks Richmond, VA — Last night, the 4th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals issued an order staying a permit that authorized the fracked gas Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) to blast through streams and rivers in the Allegheny Highlands of West Virginia. In response to a request from the …

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Maryland Voters Elect Clean Energy “Supermajorities” to State Senate and House for First Time

Environmental groups, justice organizations, and clean energy industry flex their muscles with huge electoral win for upcoming “Maryland Clean Energy Jobs Act” Winning candidates commit to a massive step forward after recent bombshell scientific warning on climate change   ANNAPOLIS, MD — Based on Tuesday’s election, for the first time, a supermajority of elected  legislators …

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STATEMENT: Governor Northam Proposes New Steps to Address Sea Level Rise

Now General Assembly Must Pass Legislation To Provide Funding RICHMOND, VA — Today, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam announced a new executive order that lays out a strong new strategy to protect Virginia’s coastal communities from global warming-driven sea level rise. If implemented, the plan would constitute a major new step in the fight against ever-increasing …

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Governor Northam’s Carbon Rule Is Positive Step Forward on Climate

CCAN Warns Positive Steps Could be Undone By Fracked-Gas Pipelines RICHMOND, VA — On Monday, October 29, The State Air Pollution Control Board approved a re-proposed draft regulation to link Virginia to the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI). This process began in the spring of 2017 when Governor McAuliffe issued Executive Directive 11, which directed …

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Hogan, Jealous on climate: CCAN Action Fund releases voter guide

CCAN Action Fund Releases Voter Guide Comparing Governor Hogan, Challenger Ben Jealous on Climate ANNAPOLIS, MD — Today, the CCAN Action Fund released its voter education guide charting the positions of Governor Larry Hogan and challenger Ben Jealous on climate and clean energy positions, the top two* candidates for Maryland governor. CCAN Action Fund’s voter …

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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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DC Councilmember Mary Cheh Announces Strongest Climate Bill in the Country

After Mayor Bowser commits to strong carbon reduction goals at Global Climate Action Summit, Councilmember and coalition announce new momentum behind nation-leading bill to meet DC’s climate goals Bill includes the strongest renewable electricity requirement in the country and comprehensive, economy-wide approach to reducing emissions WASHINGTON, DC — Today, DC Councilmember Mary Cheh (Ward 3) …

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