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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.
Baltimore, Maryland– Baltimore has more solar panels than most major Southern cities, ranking 5th among metropolitan areas in the region analyzed in a new report. Baltimore could improve its ranking by adopting a bold goal for solar power installations, advocates said today.
ANNAPOLIS — At a ceremony in Annapolis today, Governor Larry Hogan signed the landmark Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Act of 2016 into law. The bill re-authorizes a 2009 Maryland law that established a target of cutting Maryland’s climate pollution levels 25 percent by 2020. Further, it sets an ambitious 2030 target of cutting pollution by 40 percent. These targets follow directly from recommendations made by the Maryland Commission on Climate Change, made up of cabinet secretaries, legislators, non-profit organizations, local governments and businesses. The bill passed through the Maryland legislature with bipartisan support.
Baltimore, Maryland – Ninety percent of Marylanders live in counties affected recently by weather-related disasters, according to an interactive online map released today by Environment Maryland Research & Policy Center that crunches data from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Our new interactive extreme weather map shows weather-related disasters in the United States over the last five years and tells the stories of the people and communities who have endured some of those disasters and other extreme weather events.