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.

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.

News Release | Environment Maryland

Maryland Should Move Forward with Action on Climate

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Supreme Court announced on Tuesday that it will delay implementation of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Power Plan – the centerpiece of President Obama’s plans to tackle climate change – while it hears lawsuits from polluters and their allies who want to kill the rule. However, the decision has no bearing on state-level plans to clean up the pollution that is heating our planet.

News Release | Environment America

Northeast & Mid-Atlantic states can lead the nation to a clean energy future

WILMINGTON, DEL. – On Tuesday, stakeholders from nine northeastern states will gather for the first time after the Paris Climate Agreement to discuss potential improvements to the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), the nation’s first multi-state program to limit global warming pollution from power plants.

News Release | Environment America

Clean water wins as Congress rejects budget rider

Due to overwhelming public support, the Clean Water Rule has now withstood every attack that polluters could muster in Congress - the Barrasso bill, the CRA measure, and now an attempted budget rider.  Polluters and their allies have played all their dirty water cards in Congress and lost.   

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