Press Releases

Gas Explosion in Gaithersburg is Tragic Reminder of the Need To Move to an All-Electric Future in Montgomery County

TAKOMA PARK, MD – Mike Tidwell, Director of CCAN Action Fund, released the following statement about yesterday’s methane gas explosion in a Gaithersburg condo, which left a dozen injured and destroyed homes: “Methane gas is a dangerous fuel to use in our homes and commercial buildings, and the tragic explosion in Gaithersburg yesterday is a …

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Hampton Roads Artwork Submerged to Spotlight Rising Sea Levels and How the Inflation Reduction Act Will Help Head Off Disaster

 In a creative and unique demonstration, Virginians thanked Congresswoman Luria for passing the Inflation Reduction Act, which will help Hampton Roads by addressing sea-level rise, reducing pollution, improving public health, creating jobs, and lowering energy costs.  VIRGINIA BEACH, VA — On Thursday October 27, Hampton Roads residents submerged iconic images of coastal Virginia into the …

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Desperate Attempt to Approve the Mountain Valley Pipeline Fails

Senator Manchin forced to remove language approving the 300-mile methane gas pipeline from government spending bill WASHINGTON, DC: Today, Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) was forced to request the removal of language to greenlight the Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) and reduce public review of major energy projects – “The Dirty Deal” – from a resolution to …

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MVP-Affected Landowners and Climate Advocates Protest Dirty Side Deal at Capitol

Impacted landowners along the route of the Mountain Valley Pipeline and allies, including Bill McKibben, are demanding Democratic lawmakers vote against any Continuing Resolution that includes Senator Manchin’s proposed Side Deal.  Washington, DC — Tomorrow at 9:30 AM, West Virginians and Virginians whose homes are directly impacted by the Mountain Valley Pipeline and allied climate …

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Senator Manchin’s Proposed Dirty Side Deal Harms People and Climate

Proposed legislation would greenlight the dangerous Mountain Valley Pipeline and undermine bedrock national environmental policy RICHMOND, VA: Yesterday, draft language of Senator Joe Manchin’s ‘‘Energy Independence and Security Act of 2022’ – “Manchin’s Dirty Side Deal” – was released. CCAN Action Fund, the advocacy arm of the Chesapeake Climate Action Network, stands firmly in opposition …

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CCAN Action Fund Announces First-Ever Climate Champion Endorsements for US House of Representatives

Leading grassroots advocacy group endorses candidates Luria, Spanberger, and Trone in 2022 general election as defenders of climate and democracy Takoma Park, MD – Today, the CCAN Action Fund – advocacy arm of the Chesapeake Climate Action Network (CCAN) – announced its endorsement of three candidates for the US House of Representatives. Those candidates are …

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Advocates and State, Local, and Federal Officials to Celebrate Passage of Historic Climate Action Package in Congress

RICHMOND –  With Friday’s passage in the U.S. House of Representatives of the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022, the largest effort to-date in our nation’s history to address climate action and expand clean energy, local advocates will join local, state and federal officials Tuesday, Aug. 16 to celebrate this major victory and highlight the impact …

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VICTORY! CCAN Action Fund Applauds US Senate Vote on Historic Climate Bill, Inflation Reduction Act

US Senate Passes Historic Legislation To Fight Climate Change and Advance Climate Justice: With $370 Billion in Climate Spending, Measure Now Moves to the House of Representatives for Vote as Early as Friday WASHINGTON, DC: After a marathon all-night debate, the US Senate passed legislation today to dramatically accelerate the nation’s fight against climate change, expand …

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Activists Rally and Dance to Support Montgomery County Becoming First MD Jurisdiction To Ensure New Buildings Are All-Electric

Photo Courtesy of Montgomery County PIO MoCo Council hears public testimony on Bill 13-22, which would make new buildings safer, healthier, and climate-friendly. If passed, the county would join the nation’s capital and other US cities electrifying new construction. ROCKVILLE, MD — Dozens of climate activists rallied and danced today as the Montgomery County Council …

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“Climate Champions” Are Winning BIG Across Maryland in Tuesday Primaries

So far, 98% of candidates endorsed by CCAN Action Fund are on track to win seats in their primary elections. Early results show climate change is a priority for MD voters ANNAPOLIS, MD – Based on early results, candidates who support strong action on climate change are in position to win seats up and down the ballot …

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