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Bipartisan Coalition Demands End to Ratepayer Subsidies for Trash Incineration

Bipartisan group of legislators, residents, and advocates gathered prior to the House Economic Matters Committee hearing on HB961/SB548, legislation to remove clean energy subsidies for trash incineration. The bipartisan coalition demanded an end to this practice of greenwashing and subsidizing pollution. ANNAPOLIS, MD — On March 8th, an unlikely alliance of Republican and Democratic legislators, …

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Before Key Hearing, Legislators and Advocates Promote Bill Protecting Maryland Waters from Fracked-Gas Pipelines

Delegate David Fraser-Hidalgo Joined Coalition in Press Conference on “Pipeline and Water Protection Act” — next step on Potomac Pipeline Fight ANNAPOLIS, MD — Today, a coalition of climate and clean water advocates promoted legislation to protect Maryland’s waters from fracked-gas pipelines. The bill, called Maryland Pipeline and Water Protection Act (HB 669, SB 387), …

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Students Rally for a Clean Energy Future in Maryland

Advocates push for legislation to double the state’s Renewable Portfolio Standard to 50 percent by 2030 and create jobs Annapolis, MD – Students from across the state joined environmental, faith, health, labor, and civic organizations today to push for the passage of the Maryland Clean Energy Jobs Act (House Bill 1158 / Senate Bill 516) …

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Maryland Legislators Introduce “Clean Energy Jobs Act” to Increase Wind and Solar with Majority Support

Recent Gonzales Poll Shows Overwhelming Statewide Support for Hogan to Support the “Clean Energy Jobs Act” ANNAPOLIS, MD — Today, Senator Brian Feldman (D-15) and Delegate Mary Ann Lisanti (D-34A) introduced a landmark clean energy bill with majority support in the Maryland State House. The “Clean Energy Jobs Act,” the top environmental bill of the …

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Advocates Introduce Legislation to Protect Maryland Waters from Fracked Gas Pipelines

Sen. Zirkin, Del. Fraser-Hidalgo Sponsor Pipeline and Water Protection Act ANNAPOLIS, MD — Today, a coalition of climate and clean water advocates are applauding the latest move to protect Maryland’s waters from dirty, dangerous fracked gas pipelines, the Maryland Pipeline and Water Protection Act (PAWPA). PAWPA would require the state of Maryland to conduct a …

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Climate Leader and Author Bill McKibben Attends State of the Union Speech as Guest of Maryland Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-MD)

During visit, McKibben will advocate for Green New Deal legislation and the need for oversight hearings on the latest climate science and the historic climate denial of oil companies WASHINGTON , DC — Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-MD-8) is bringing renowned environmentalist, author, and educator Bill McKibben as his guest to tonight’s State of the Union …

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Record Number of House Delegates Vote for 100% Clean Energy Bill Amendments in Richmond

CCAN Applauds Delegate Sam Rasoul and Other Champions RICHMOND, Virginia– Today, a record 48 members of the Virginia House of Delegates voted for creating a realistic pathway to 100% clean electricity, providing funding for economic development in low-income communities and communities threatened by sea level rise, and creating Virginia’s first environmental justice task force. There …

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“Green New Deal” Comes to Virginia: Lawmakers, Activists Rally for State Resolution in Support

“Green New Deal” Comes to Virginia: Lawmakers, Activists Rally for State Resolution in Support Federal momentum for a “Green New Deal” reverberates in the halls of the Virginia General Assembly Preliminary photos available here. Additional high-resolution photos available shortly, on request. RICHMOND, VA — Today, dozens of Virginia activists, legislators, and community leaders rallied in …

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Baltimore City Council Passes Resolution to End Public Subsidies for Trash Incineration

Council votes for resolution calling on the Maryland General Assembly to pass the Clean Energy Jobs Act and remove clean energy subsidies for trash incineration. Residents gathered at City Hall before the vote to demand an end to this practice of greenwashing and subsidizing pollution. BALTIMORE, MD — On January 14th, a group of Baltimore …

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MD Activists Bring Surfboards and “Climate Wave” to Hogan on First Day of Session to Support MD’s Top Clean Energy Bill

Advocates Also Release Gonzales Poll Showing Overwhelming Statewide Support for Hogan to Support the “Clean Energy Jobs Act” ANNAPOLIS, MD — Today, nearly 100 Maryland community leaders and activists rallied at the Maryland State House in support of the top environmental bill of the 2019 General Assembly Session: the “Clean Energy Jobs Act.” With their …

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