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STATEMENT: Governor Northam Proposes New Steps to Address Sea Level Rise

Now General Assembly Must Pass Legislation To Provide Funding RICHMOND, VA — Today, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam announced a new executive order that lays out a strong new strategy to protect Virginia’s coastal communities from global warming-driven sea level rise. If implemented, the plan would constitute a major new step in the fight against ever-increasing …

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Governor Northam’s Carbon Rule Is Positive Step Forward on Climate

CCAN Warns Positive Steps Could be Undone By Fracked-Gas Pipelines RICHMOND, VA — On Monday, October 29, The State Air Pollution Control Board approved a re-proposed draft regulation to link Virginia to the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI). This process began in the spring of 2017 when Governor McAuliffe issued Executive Directive 11, which directed …

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Hogan, Jealous on climate: CCAN Action Fund releases voter guide

CCAN Action Fund Releases Voter Guide Comparing Governor Hogan, Challenger Ben Jealous on Climate ANNAPOLIS, MD — Today, the CCAN Action Fund released its voter education guide charting the positions of Governor Larry Hogan and challenger Ben Jealous on climate and clean energy positions, the top two* candidates for Maryland governor. CCAN Action Fund’s voter …

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Florence: Spotlight on Va Coastal Protection Policy

CCAN Statement: Hurricane Florence a Reminder that Virginia Needs Long-Term Climate Mitigation and Adaptation RICHMOND, VA — Hurricane Florence is strengthening as it is headed for North Carolina and Virginia. Governor Northam has issued a state of emergency for Virginia, ordering mandatory evacuations for nearly 250,000 residents living in the most vulnerable coastal areas. In …

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D.C. Councilmember Introduces Climate Bill that Excludes Carbon Price

Groups Express Surprise that Bill does Not Include a Carbon Price Given Months of Advocacy and Broad Grassroots Support WASHINGTON, DC — On Tuesday, July 10th, D.C. Councilmember Mary Cheh (Ward 3) introduced an “omnibus” bill on climate change that falls short of what many advocates had pushed for. But the bill still includes several …

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CCAN hosts the District 28 Voter Education Town Hall on the Environment and Public Health

By Elizabeth Campbell, CCAN Summer Intern Recently, over 70 voters from Charles County attentively listened to several candidates running for Maryland General Assembly in District 28. Eight candidates including three incumbents discussed their positions on key issues related to the environment and public health. The event was live streamed on CCAN’s Facebook page. Those in …

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More than 250 Candidates for Maryland General Assembly and Governor’s Office Endorse Clean Energy Jobs Initiative

Unprecedented number of Maryland candidates for Senate and House sign resolution supporting legislation to dramatically expand wind and solar power in Maryland. Business owners from Ellicott City also call on Governor Hogan to support the Clean Energy Jobs Initiative.   ANNAPOLIS, MD —  On Tuesday, June 12, advocacy groups revealed the unprecedented number of candidates …

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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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