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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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Virginia Governor-Elect Ralph Northam Announces Historic Legislation to Formally Join the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative and Use the Proceeds for Public Benefit

The Chesapeake Climate Action Network and CCAN Action Fund Have Championed a Bipartisan Push for This Bill for Four Years and Now Welcome Northam’s Game-Changing Support. Terry McAuliffe joins Northam in Announcement Statement from Mike Tidwell, Executive Director of the CCAN Action Fund:  “The word ‘historic’ is often overused as an adjective in policy discussions. …

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On Eve of New Legislative Session, New Poll Shows MD Voters Overwhelmingly Support Expanded Renewable Energy Legislation

ANNAPOLIS, MD — A new poll just released today shows overwhelming support among Maryland voters for legislation that would dramatically expand the state’s commitment to clean renewable energy, including voters in politically critical senate districts. The poll, carried out by OpinionWorks, found that 74% of voters in District 38 on the Eastern Shore support expanding …

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No More Lac-Megantics! We Need Safe Rails and Sustainable Communities

Last week, a small but mighty group braved the bomb cyclone in DC to rally for rail safety outside the Canadian Embassy. We were there to stand in solidarity with the scapegoated rail workers currently on trial for the deadly 2013 crude oil train derailment in Lac-Megantic, Quebec. On July 6, 2013, a freight train …

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Nineteen Virginians Arrested In Richmond to Protest Gov. McAuliffe’s Fracked-Gas Pipelines during Final Day of “People’s Pipeline Protest” Statewide

After devastating hurricanes, two days of prayer vigils and protests in Richmond, Roanoke, Harrisonburg, Woodbridge, Virginia Beach, Glen Allen and Abingdon culminated on Thursday September 14 with a peaceful sit-in in Richmond. The first-of-its-kind statewide protest connected extreme weather with fossil fuel policies. Protesters showed compassion for storm victims and growing opposition to the Atlantic …

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Activists Announce Unprecedented Three-Day “People’s Pipeline Protest” Against McAuliffe. Dozens of Groups Will Protest at DEQ Offices Across Virginia

News briefing unveiled three straight days of protests, involving rallies and music and prayer vigils to be held at seven DEQ offices statewide September 12-14. First-of-its-kind protest will show overwhelming statewide opposition to the Atlantic Coast Pipeline and Mountain Valley Pipeline. Opponents call on McAuliffe to reject the pipelines.   RICHMOND, Virginia– On August 24, …

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Maryland Voter Information: 2016 Primary Election

How Can I Vote? Primary Election Day is Tuesday, April 26th. You can find your Election Day polling place at: https://voterservices.elections.maryland.gov/PollingPlaceSearch Early voting and in-person absentee voting began Thursday, April 14th and runs through Thursday, April 21st, between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. each day. You can vote at any early voting center in the …

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The Biggest Issue in the Maryland Governor’s Race? High Water

Time is running out for this election season. The debates are over and campaign literature is filling our inboxes and mailboxes. The gubernatorial candidates have exchanged volumes on how best to move Maryland forward. At the same time, new studies show that time is also running out to take bold action on climate change. The …

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Where do Hogan and Brown stand on climate change?

The following is a letter from CCAN Action Fund Director, Mike Tidwell, published in the Baltimore Sun November 3, 2014. Read it on the Sun’s website here. Where are Brown and Hogan on climate change? Worlds apart. Here’s the biggest issue in the Maryland governor’s race: Rising waters. A Union of Concerned Scientists report this …

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