Press Releases

Nearly 50,000 Voters Tell Congress to Pass President Biden’s 100% Clean Electricity Plan Now

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 10, 2021 Contact: Mike Tidwell, Director, Chesapeake Climate Action Network and CCAN Action Fund, 240-460-5838, mtidwell@chesapeakeclimate.org Laura Cofsky, Chesapeake Climate Action Network and CCAN Action Fund, 571-275-6696, laura@chesapeakeclimate.org Biggest petition to date shows  widespread momentum across the country for a dramatic shift toward clean energy with benefits for economically struggling communities  …

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CCAN Action Fund Joins Over 150 Climate Groups In Letter Urging Biden and Congress to Pass 100% Clean Electricity Standard By 2035

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 26, 2021 Contact: Laura Cofsky, laura@chesapeakeclimate.org, 571-275-6696 Jamie DeMarco, jamie@chesapeakeclimate.org, 443-845-5601 WASHINGTON, DC — Today, CCAN Action Fund joined more than 150 organizations to release a letter urging President Biden and Congressional leaders to pass economic recovery legislation that includes a 100% by 2035 federal Clean Electricity Standard (CES), with an interim goal of 80% …

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Statement from CCAN Action Fund’s Federal and Maryland Policy Director Jamie DeMarco on the “Climate Solutions Now” Act’s failure to Pass Maryland’s General Assembly

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 13, 2021 Contact: Laura Cofsky, laura@chesapeakeclimate.org, 571-275-6696 Jamie DeMarco, jamie@chesapeakeclimate.org, 443-845-5601 ANNAPOLIS, MD – Last night, in a very disappointing turn of events for Maryland’s climate leaders and residents alike, legislators failed to pass the groundbreaking “Climate Solutions Now” Act (SB 414/HB 583). The bill, which was co-sponsored by Senator Paul Pinsky (D-Prince Georges) …

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Two Dozen Electric Cars Parade through Annapolis in Support of Groundbreaking “Climate Solutions Now” Act and its Provision to Reduce Emissions 60% by 2030

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 31, 2021 Contact: Laura Cofsky, laura@chesapeakeclimate.org, 571-275-6696 OR 202-642-9336 Jamie DeMarco, jamie@chesapeakeclimate.org, 443-845-5601 Senator Paul Pinsky, CCAN Action Fund’s Anthony Field, Erica Weiss of MPHA, Ben Roush of FSi Engineers, Thomasina Poirot of Baltimore Tree Trust, Joyce Breiner of Poolesville Green, and CCAN Action Fund’s Jamie DeMarco gave impassioned speeches against a backdrop …

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Maryland’s Youth Come Together in Support of “Climate Solutions Now” Act, FUTURE Act

High school and college student leaders from some of the state’s foremost climate groups are rallying for climate action in Maryland ANNAPOLIS, MD — Today, youth leaders from across Maryland came together for a rally to urge the state’s legislators to act on climate and guarantee a liveable planet for future generations. In particular, high …

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Organizations Across Maryland Applaud State Senate for Passing Groundbreaking “Climate Solutions Now” Act

The bill, which has attracted widespread support, is the most ambitious climate legislation to ever be proposed in Maryland and could set a new tone for the entire country ANNAPOLIS, MD — Today, in its strongest action to date on climate change, the Maryland State Senate passed the “Climate Solutions Now” Act SB0414/ HB0583 by …

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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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