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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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Florence: Spotlight on Va Coastal Protection Policy

CCAN Statement: Hurricane Florence a Reminder that Virginia Needs Long-Term Climate Mitigation and Adaptation RICHMOND, VA — Hurricane Florence is strengthening as it is headed for North Carolina and Virginia. Governor Northam has issued a state of emergency for Virginia, ordering mandatory evacuations for nearly 250,000 residents living in the most vulnerable coastal areas. In

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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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D.C. Councilmember Introduces Climate Bill that Excludes Carbon Price

Groups Express Surprise that Bill does Not Include a Carbon Price Given Months of Advocacy and Broad Grassroots Support WASHINGTON, DC — On Tuesday, July 10th, D.C. Councilmember Mary Cheh (Ward 3) introduced an “omnibus” bill on climate change that falls short of what many advocates had pushed for. But the bill still includes several

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CCAN hosts the District 28 Voter Education Town Hall on the Environment and Public Health

By Elizabeth Campbell, CCAN Summer Intern Recently, over 70 voters from Charles County attentively listened to several candidates running for Maryland General Assembly in District 28. Eight candidates including three incumbents discussed their positions on key issues related to the environment and public health. The event was live streamed on CCAN’s Facebook page. Those in

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More than 250 Candidates for Maryland General Assembly and Governor’s Office Endorse Clean Energy Jobs Initiative

Unprecedented number of Maryland candidates for Senate and House sign resolution supporting legislation to dramatically expand wind and solar power in Maryland. Business owners from Ellicott City also call on Governor Hogan to support the Clean Energy Jobs Initiative.   ANNAPOLIS, MD —  On Tuesday, June 12, advocacy groups revealed the unprecedented number of candidates

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Virginia surveilling of pipeline protest groups is “unacceptable”

Statement from the CCAN Action Fund and Preserve Floyd on Virginia’s State Surveillance of Pipeline Protest Groups Groups Call on Gov. Northam to Immediately Order the Virginia Fusion Center to End All Surveillance RICHMOND, VA — On Friday, June 1, 2018, the Richmond Times Dispatch revealed that the “Virginia Fusion Center,” a state government network

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Chairman Mendelson’s Recently-Introduced Renewable Portfolio Expansion Bill May Serve to Distract from the Carbon Pricing Campaign

RPS bill just a starting point for strong climate action; Bill for a strong and equitable carbon fee policy expected to be introduced on June 5. WASHINGTON, DC — This week, D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson introduced a bill to expand D.C.’s renewable energy requirement to 100% by 2050. The bill expands on an existing

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