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Virginia surveilling of pipeline protest groups is “unacceptable”

Statement from the CCAN Action Fund and Preserve Floyd on Virginia’s State Surveillance of Pipeline Protest Groups Groups Call on Gov. Northam to Immediately Order the Virginia Fusion Center to End All Surveillance RICHMOND, VA — On Friday, June 1, 2018, the Richmond Times Dispatch revealed that the “Virginia Fusion Center,” a state government network …

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Legislators Stop Governor Hogan’s $100 Million Plan to Promote Fracked Gas Pipelines

Legislators Use Budget Maneuver to Halt Hogan’s Key Settlement Conditions in Proposed Merger Case Between Washington Gas & Light and AltaGas Maneuver Delays Hogan’s Gas Expansion Plans at Least One Year and Could Likely Lead to Investments in Energy Efficiency and Pipeline Leak Repairs Instead of Promoting Expanded Gas Use and New Pipelines as Preferred …

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Mayor Pugh Signs Landmark Bill to Protect City from Dangerous Crude Oil Shipments

Mayor Pugh signed the Crude Oil Terminal Prohibition, which the Baltimore City Council passed in a sweeping 14-1 vote to protect Baltimoreans from dangerous crude oil shipments and climate change. BALTIMORE, MD — Today Mayor Catherine Pugh signed the Crude Oil Terminal Prohibition, protecting Baltimoreans from an increase in dangerous crude-by-rail traffic and positioning Baltimore …

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MD Legislator Unveils Emergency Bill to Challenge Hogan Pipelines

In Response to Hogan Fracked Gas Plans, Legislators Call for Mandates to Protect Drinking Water From Controversial Pipelines   Delegate Shane Robinson (D-39) announced “emergency” legislation that would require the Maryland Department of Environment to go through an individualized and robust permitting process for dangerous proposed fracked-gas pipelines. Legislation could also affect TransCanada’s pipeline, favored …

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MD Candidates for Governor Announce Their Support for Clean Energy Jobs Act

Multiple MD gubernatorial candidates announce their support for the Clean Energy Jobs Act.   Annapolis, MD — On Thursday, March 15 at noon nearly all the Democratic candidates for governor announced that they are committed to supporting the Clean Energy Jobs Act, which will expand renewable electricity to 50% by 2030 and bring 20,000 solar jobs …

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Baltimore City Council Overwhelmingly Passes Landmark Bill to Protect City from Dangerous Crude Oil Shipments

The Baltimore City Council passed the Crude Oil Terminal Prohibition 14-1 to protect Baltimoreans from dangerous crude oil shipments and climate change. Advocates call on Mayor Catherine Pugh to sign the bill into law. BALTIMORE — The Baltimore City Council made history tonight by passing a bill 14-1 to ban new or expanded crude oil …

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Amid hearings, Maryland leaders urge legislators to pass the Clean Energy Jobs Act

  Bill was deliberated in House Economic Matters Committee March 5; goes to Senate Finance Committee March 6 Annapolis, MD — Maryland leaders affirmed widespread support for the Clean Energy Jobs Act (HB 1453 / SB 732) following a telephone press conference (audio available here). This policy would expand and strengthen Maryland’s Renewable Portfolio Standard …

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Sen. Van Hollen, Rep. Beyer Introduce Cap and Dividend Legislation

Bill Caps Carbon While Helping Middle Class   WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen and Congressman Don Beyer introduced the Healthy Climate and Family Security Act. This ‘cap and dividend’ approach is a simple, fair, and effective plan to address the dangers of climate change. It would put more money in the pockets of hardworking …

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