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Maryland Voters Strongly Support Major Action by General Assembly To Address Climate Change and Improve Public Transportation

New Poll Shows Strong Backing for Increased Use of Renewable Energy,  Tree Planting and Expanded Public Transportation Options Annapolis, MD – As wide-ranging climate and transportation legislation moves through the 2021 Maryland General Assembly, a poll from the Maryland League of Conservation Voters (Maryland LCV) shows that Maryland voters strongly support doing more to comprehensively address climate change and improve transportation and transit options. The new polling, which was commissioned by the Maryland League of Conservation Voters, was released today as the Climate Solutions Now Coalition brings together …

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Hundreds Gather Virtually to Rally in Support of Climate Action in General Assembly

National climate action leader Bill McKibben to join Maryland legislators to discuss precedent-setting bills that will strengthen the state’s climate response and public transportation  WHAT: Virtual rally sponsored by the Climate Solutions Now Coalition to support key climate-related bills in the General Assembly, including the Climate Solutions Now Act (SB 414/HB 583), the Transit Safety and …

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Statement from CCAN Action Fund’s Virginia Director, Kim Jemaine, on the Passage of Clean Car Standards in Virginia

Richmond, VA – Today, in a major leap forward for climate leadership in Virginia, the State Senate voted (21-15) to pass Clean Car Standards (HB 1965). Introduced by Delegate Lamont Bagby (D-Henrico), this legislation will implement clean car standards for new vehicles, and Virginia will join the Zero Emissions Vehicle (ZEV) Program, which will increase the …

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CCAN Action Fund Announces “Climate Scorecard” for Upcoming Solar Vote and Other Key Issues Before of the Montgomery County Council in 2021

A sustainable solar bill for MoCo farms will be the first vote scored by Maryland’s largest advocacy group dedicated to clean energy. The scorecard will measure all major climate legislation votes of Councilmembers – and actions by the County Executive – in 2021 ROCKVILLE, MD – Maryland’s largest nonprofit group dedicated to clean energy issues …

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Maryland Politicians Introduce Groundbreaking “Climate Solutions Now Act” in 2021 Legislative Session

The bill, which aims for zero greenhouse emissions by 2045, is supported by a broad coalition of 73 Maryland organizations  Annapolis, MD — With dangerous climate impacts intensifying across Maryland — and a new political shift in Washington — legislative leaders in Annapolis are proposing a new state law to significantly strengthen Maryland’s climate response …

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Honking cars parade past MD Gov. Hogan’s house to protest voter suppression, challenging his national profile

Dozens of Cars Parade Past Maryland Governor Larry Hogan’s House to Protest Voter Suppression AND to Honor the Life of John Lewis Wednesday noon event denounces Hogan plan for in-person voting during COVID-19 pandemic. Featuring faith leaders, students, civil rights advocates, elected officials, and fair elections leaders ANNAPOLIS, MD – In a sign of the …

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“Don’t trade liability relief for a carbon price” Says House Blueprint on climate

For Immediate Release: Contact: Jamie DeMarco, Chesapeake Climate Action Network, jamie@chesapeakeclimate.org, 443-845-5601 Language in the Select Committee’s report is the latest milestone in growing opposition in Congress to giving fossil fuel companies liability relief  WASHINGTON, D.C. – House leadership embraced the message of making polluters pay in the Select Committee on the Climate Crisis’ report. On …

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BREAKING: Virginia Clean Economy Act Signed Into Law

RICHMOND, VA — The oldest deliberative body in the Western Hemisphere made a new kind of history today. With climate change impacts growing worldwide and scientists saying we’re almost out of time, the Virginia General Assembly leaped into national leadership on climate policy with passage of the “Virginia Clean Economy Act” (SB 851). Now, Governor …

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Sine Die: MD leadership must address climate change when GA reconvenes

Climate Advocates to Maryland General Assembly Leaders: Address Climate Change During May Special Session CCAN Action Fund Applauds Governor, General Assembly Leaders for Proactive Coronavirus Response Due to Shortened Session, Maryland Running Out of Time to Address Climate Crisis ANNAPOLIS, MD — With the Maryland General Assembly adjourning Sine Die today — ending the 2020 …

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BREAKING: Virginia Clean Economy Act gets Final Passage

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 6, 2020 CONTACT: Denise Robbins, Communications Director, denise@chesapeakeclimate.org, 240-630-1889 Harrison Wallace, Virginia Director, harrison@chesapeakeclimate.org, 804-305-1472 RICHMOND, VA — The oldest deliberative body in the Western Hemisphere made a new kind of history today. With climate change impacts growing worldwide and scientists saying we’re almost out of time, the Virginia General Assembly …

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