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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.

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Great Barrier Reef scientist: “And then we wept.” | Katie Hammer

Professor Hughes recalls his reaction to finding that 93 percent of the Great Barrier Reef’s coral is bleached: “And then we wept.”

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Report | Environment America

New Survey shows how grocery shoppers think about the environment

Environment America collected over a 1,000 customer surveys from grocery store customers in 6 states and the District of Columbia about their attitudes towards the environment while grocery shopping. 

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News Release | Environment Maryland

Baltimore ranks 5th for solar power in the region

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.

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News Release | Environment Maryland

Governor Hogan Signs Landmark Climate Bill Into Law

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.

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News Release | Environment Maryland

Interactive map shows local impacts of weather-related disasters

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.

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