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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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