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Baltimore City Council Moves Forward with Bill to Protect City from Dangerous Crude Oil Shipments

  The Baltimore City Council voted 14-1 to advance the Crude Oil Terminal Prohibition to protect Baltimoreans from dangerous crude oil shipments. The bill moves to a final vote on March 12.   BALTIMORE, MD — The Baltimore City Council voted 14-1 Monday night to advance a bill to ban new or expanded crude oil …

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Baltimore City Moves Forward with Crude Oil Terminal Prohibition

On an 80-degree February day, Baltimore City took a big step in the fight against dangerous crude oil trains and climate chaos. On Wednesday, the City Council’s Land Use & Transportation Committee voted 6-1 to advance the Crude Oil Terminal Prohibition, which would ban new crude oil terminals in Baltimore. Before the committee hearing, some …

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Baltimore Residents Praise Advancement of Bill to Protect City from Dangerous Crude Oil Shipments

  Before its hearing in front of the Land Use & Transportation Committee, advocates held a rally and press conference urging the City Council to pass the Crude Oil Terminal Prohibition to protect Baltimoreans from dangerous crude oil shipments.   Bill will move to full Baltimore City Council on February 26.     BALTIMORE — …

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CCAN Statment: Dominion’s Rate Freeze Ripoff

Virginia House of Delegates Improves Bad Rate Freeze Repeal, But More Work Needs to be Done   RICHMOND, Virginia– Today, the Virginia House of Delegates passed House Bill 1588, a utility regulation overhaul spearheaded by Dominion Energy, in a vote of 63-35. Introduced by Delegate Terry Kilgore (R-Wise County) & Delegate Lamont Bagby (D-Richmond), HB …

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Everything you need to know about VA’s biggest climate bills

‘Twas the the week before crossover’ Working amongst the Virginia General Assembly is a whirlwind unlike anything that I have experienced before. For 60 ceaseless days legislators, lobbyists, and concerned citizens make their cases for or against thousands of pieces of legislation. As you can imagine, things can move rapidly. Since January 10th, the Virginia …

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Maryland Leaders Promote Strategy to Counteract Trump’s Decision to Impose Solar Tariffs

Advocates call for passage of the Maryland Clean Energy Jobs Act to help save solar jobs in the state ANNAPOLIS, MD—Clean energy advocates and Maryland legislators called for passage of the Maryland Clean Energy Jobs Act as a response to President Trump’s recent decision to impose tariffs on solar panels. On Monday, the Trump Administration …

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Sen. Van Hollen, Rep. Beyer Introduce Cap and Dividend Legislation

Bill Caps Carbon While Helping Middle Class   WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen and Congressman Don Beyer introduced the Healthy Climate and Family Security Act. This ‘cap and dividend’ approach is a simple, fair, and effective plan to address the dangers of climate change. It would put more money in the pockets of hardworking …

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CCAN Action Fund Lauds Acquittal of Scapegoated Oil Train Workers

Baltimore Should Take Note of Risks and Protect Residents From Crude Oil Trains Today, jurors acquitted the three rail workers who were scapegoated for the 2013 crude oil train disaster in Lac-Megantic, Quebec. That derailment, which killed 47 people and decimated the small town, was the worst crude oil train wreck in history. Taylor Smith-Hams, …

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Maryland Leaders Push for Clean Energy Expansion and Jobs Bill on First Day of General Assembly

2018 legislation would boost wind and solar while building a diverse workforce ANNAPOLIS— On the first day of the 2018 Maryland General Assembly session, dozens of Maryland faith, community, business, and labor leaders rallied on Lawyer’s Mall to support a campaign to require that 50 percent of Maryland’s electricity come from renewable sources by 2030. The …

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