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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.

Report | Environment Maryland

Doubling Down on Climate Progress

To tackle the climate crisis, we need to quickly shift away from dirty fossil fuels and towards 100 percent renewable energy. The Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states are leading the way with the best regional clean air and climate protection program in the country: the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative. 

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News Release | Environment Maryland

Ben Grumbles Tours Baltimore Energy Efficiency Project

Secretary of the Environment Ben Grumbles joined climate protection advocates to learn about energy efficiency at the Maryland Center for Veterans Education and Training (MCVET) today.

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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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