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MD Gubernatorial Campaigns Join Climate, Labor and Justice Activists in Speaking Out for 100% Clean Electricity

Speakers Applaud Majority of Democratic Candidates for Maryland General Assembly and Statewide Offices for Pledging to Support First-Ever Climate Justice Resolution View or Download Press Conference Recording ANNAPOLIS, MD – CCAN Action Fund and its allies held a press conference yesterday outside of the Maryland State House where they announced that 153 candidates – including …

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PRESS CONFERENCE THURSDAY: Majority of Democratic Candidates for Maryland General Assembly and Statewide Offices Pledge Support for 100% Clean Electricity by 2035

New resolution is first time in state history where environmental, labor, and justice groups have unified around a clean-energy commitment for top candidates ANNAPOLIS, MD – On Thursday May 12 at 11 AM, CCAN Action Fund and its allies will share the names of over 100 candidates – including a majority of Democrats running for …

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Maryland Bill is First Step in Divesting from Fossil Fuels that Drive Climate Risk and Sacrifice State Employee Investment Returns

Maryland climate activists celebrate bill’s passage and urge legislators to finish the job in 2023  ANNAPOLIS– Today, Earth Day 2022, CCAN Action Fund and 350MoCo are celebrating the recent passage of HB740/SB566 as an important first step toward protecting state pension funds from the financial risks posed by the climate crisis. Both groups stressed, however, that to …

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Councilmember Hans Riemer and Climate Advocates Announce Legislation to Decarbonize New Buildings through “Clean Electrification”

Bill would require new construction to use 100 percent electric energy equipment beginning in 2024; technology has advanced making electric heating affordable and effective From the Office of Councilmember Hans Riemer ROCKVILLE, Md., April 14, 2022—Joined by local and statewide climate advocacy groups, Councilmember Hans Riemer will unveil new legislation that decarbonizes new buildings beginning …

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Eight MD Gubernatorial Candidates Commit to 100% Clean Electricity by 2035, Other Equitable Climate Actions

2022 MD Climate Justice Platform asks candidates to commit to transformative climate action and worker protections. Sponsored by leading climate, social justice, and labor groups Takoma Park, MD — Eight leading candidates for Maryland governor have signed a resolution vowing to support legislation in 2023 that would set the state on the course to 100% clean electricity with …

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Maryland General Assembly Achieves Mixed Results With Passage of Climate Solutions Now Act on Thursday

ANNAPOLIS, MD –  The Maryland General Assembly achieved mixed results with the passage today of the Climate Solutions Now Act of 2022. After the Senate concurred with the House of Delegates’ amended version of Senate Bill 528, the Assembly has now sent the bill to Governor Larry Hogan. CCAN Action Fund, the political wing of …

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Regional Groups Urge Congress to Pass Full $555B Clean Energy Investment in Reconciliation Package

  CCAN Joins Regional Groups Calling for Swift Passage of Clean Energy Investments in Reconciliation Package WASHINGTON, DC: The Chesapeake Climate Action Network (CCAN) has joined other regional activist groups in sending a letter to Senator Chuck Schumer, Senate Majority Leader, urging Congress to pass landmark clean energy investments included in the federal reconciliation package. These groups …

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Maryland Senate Passes Weaker Climate Bill Despite Passionate Rally Outside State House Demanding Strong Leadership

Activists Project Giant Image Onto General Assembly Building, Saying: “Electrify Everything Now!” Video and Photos Available. ANNAPOLIS, MD –  Scores of concerned activists rallied outside the Maryland State House Monday night to demand passage of a strong version of the Climate Solutions Now Act of 2022 (SB 528), including powering all new buildings with electric …

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CCAN Action Fund Endorses Climate Champion Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) for Re-election to the US Senate

Director Mike Tidwell says: “No Maryland leader has done more to fight against climate change and promote clean energy across our region and beyond.” WASHINGTON, DC –  Today, the Chesapeake Climate Action Network Action Fund (CCAN Action Fund) announced its endorsement of United States Senator Chris Van Hollen (Democrat, Maryland) for re-election in 2022 based …

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As Ukraine War Pushes Up Gas Prices, Top Maryland Environmental Leaders Challenge Legislators to Pass Strong “Climate Solutions Now Act of 2022”

Advocates call for fast action on transformative bill as climate change accelerates and fossil-fuel price spikes hurt vulnerable Marylanders ANNAPOLIS, MD –  As climate change impacts worsen and war in Europe triggers spikes in fossil fuel prices, top Maryland environmental leaders gathered for a Zoom press conference today. Their message: Maryland’s General Assembly must keep …

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