Press Releases

Climate Coalition Brings DC Traffic to Standstill in Historic Action of Civil Disobedience

CCAN Action Fund Statement: Why Executive Director Mike Tidwell is Peacefully Breaking the Law Washington, DC — Today, the CCAN Action Fund joined a coalition of social justice advocates and hundreds of concerned DC residents in a strategy to shut down major DC streets to demand sweeping action on climate change. A coalition of nurses, …

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Historic Maryland Clean Energy Bill Becomes Law

Maryland Governor Hogan Allows Clean Energy Jobs Act to Move Forward While Surprisingly Attacking the Merits of the Widely Supported Legislation ANNAPOLIS, MD — Maryland environmental groups and the wind and solar industry scored a major victory today when Gov. Larry Hogan (R) yielded to widespread public support and permitted the Clean Energy Jobs Act …

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CCAN Statement: Governor Northam Fails to Veto Partisan Attack on Climate Action

Historic climate progress faces another partisan roadblock “Climate will be on the ballot this November” RICHMOND, VA — Today, Governor Northam announced that he will not veto language in the Virginia budget that will block Virginia from linking with the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI). His failure to act allows this attack on climate progress, …

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Maryland wind, solar officials call on Hogan to sign Clean Energy Jobs Act

Maryland Leaders Call on Hogan to Sign the Clean Energy Jobs Act, to Increase Jobs and Boost Economy Historic clean energy bill would require 50% renewable electricity by 2030 and put the state on the path to 100% by 2040 ANNAPOLIS, MD —Today, representatives of Maryland’s wind and solar industries sounded an urgent call for …

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CCAN Statement: Virginia Air Pollution Control Board Approves Historic Carbon Rule

CCAN Calls on Governor Northam to Veto Amendments that Block It RICHMOND, VA — Today, the Virginia Air Pollution Control Board approved historic regulations to allow Virginia to link with the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI). This new Carbon Rule will lead to a 30% reduction in carbon emissions from Virginia’s largest power plants and …

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Maryland General Assembly Passes Clean Energy Jobs Act

PRESS RELEASE FROM THE MARYLAND CLIMATE COALITION. Member groups include Chesapeake Climate Action Network, Maryland League of Conservation Voters, Maryland Sierra Club, Interfaith Power & Light DC-MD-VA, Citizens Climate Lobby, SEIU, Moms Clean Air Force, and others. With veto-proof majorities, the legislation will require 50% renewable electricity by 2030 and creates a pathway to 100% …

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CCAN Statement: MD Committee Advances Clean Energy Jobs Act

After overwhelming Senate approval, Maryland House Economic Matters Committee votes 15-6 for the historic clean energy bill that would require 50% renewable electricity by 2030 ANNAPOLIS, MD – Today, Maryland Delegate Dereck Davis (D-25) brought the Maryland Clean Energy Jobs Act (SB 516) one key step closer to passage. The Maryland House Economic Matters Committee, …

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CCAN Statement: Virginia Legislators Recklessly Block Climate Action

CCAN Statement: Virginia Legislators Recklessly Block Climate Action Northam Must Veto Language that Blocks Virginia from Joining RGGI RICHMOND, VA — Yesterday, Virginia GOP lawmakers voted to block the state from taking part of a carbon cap-and-trade program with other states without the General Assembly’s explicit approval. In a party-line vote, legislators blocked the Commonwealth …

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CCAN Statement: U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen and Congressman Don Beyer Introduce Carbon Cap-and-Dividend Legislation

Bill Caps Carbon While Helping Middle Class WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) and Representative Don Beyer (D-VA)  introduced the Healthy Climate and Family Security Act of 2019. This ‘cap-and-dividend’ policy is a simple, fair, and effective way to address the dangers of climate change. The bill would put more money in the pockets …

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Following Overwhelming Senate Approval, Maryland Leaders Call on House to Quickly Pass the Clean Energy Jobs Act

Maryland State Senate voted 33-13 for the historic clean energy bill that would require 50% renewable electricity by 2030 ANNAPOLIS, MD — Today, a coalition of advocates urged the Maryland House of Delegates to pass of the Clean Energy Jobs Act (SB 516 / HB 1158). This press conference took place one day after the …

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