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VICTORY: ATLANTIC COAST PROTECTED FROM OFFSHORE DRILLING

The Atlantic Coast won a major victory when the Obama administration abandoned its plans to open the southern Atlantic to offshore oil and gas drilling for the first time in decades. Leading up to the announcement, Environment America and colleagues presented Obama officials with letters signed by more than 1,000 East Coast businesses opposed to the drilling proposal.

News Release | Environment America

546 Leaders Call for Stronger Northeast Climate Pact

546 organizations, businesses, health professionals, lawmakers and community leaders from the Northeast, called on Governor Larry Hogan and other Northeast and Mid-Atlantic governors to strengthen the nation’s best regional climate and clean air program, the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI).

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The Maryland Legislature’s renewable energy veto override, explained | Rob Sargent

On Tuesday, the Maryland House of Delegates voted to override Governor Larry Hogan’s veto of the Clean Energy Jobs Act. Earlier this morning, the Maryland Senate followed suit, voting 32–13 in favor of the override.

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News Release | Environment Maryland

Environment Maryland sees progress today as Maryland House overrides Governor Hogan’s veto of renewable energy bill

Annapolis, MD—Today, the Maryland House of Delegates voted 88-51 to override Governor Larry Hogan’s veto of the Clean Energy Jobs Act of 2016 (SB 921/HB 1106), which will increase Maryland’s renewable energy use to 25% by 2020. The Maryland Senate plans to vote on the same bill this coming Thursday, February 2nd. 

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News Release | Environment Maryland

Northeast States Must Take Stronger Action Against Pollution

Baltimore, MD – Today, representatives of nine states in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic are meeting to discuss taking stronger action to cut global warming pollution. These states, part of a regional program that limits pollution from power plants called the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, are preparing to make a decision about how much to cut pollution from 2020 to 2030. Environment Maryland and a broad coalition are urging the states to be more ambitious. 

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Environment Maryland maps out 50 steps towards carbon-free transportation

Pollution from our nation’s cars, buses, trucks and trains is taking America dangerously off track to meeting climate goals, according to a new report written by Frontier Group and released by Environment Maryland’s Research & Policy Center. 50 STEPS TOWARD CARBON-FREE TRANSPORTATION: Rethinking U.S. Transportation Policy to Fight Global Warming concludes that 21st century transportation policy must quickly shift to new priorities, guided by a central goal of curbing climate-altering carbon pollution. 

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