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Alliance Launched To Save Bees

Sixty-five chefs, restaurant owners and other culinary leaders joined us to launch the Bee Friendly Food Alliance. Through the Alliance, chefs and restaurateurs are calling attention to the importance of bees to our food supply, the dramatic die-off of bee populations, and the need to protect our pollinators. LEARN MORE.

News Release | Environment Maryland

Following Snowmageddon and Other Giant Storms, New Report Links Global Warming to Projected Increase in Extreme Weather

On the heels of a summer that saw many parts of the country hit by record heat, severe storms and damaging floods, a new Environment Maryland report documents how global warming could lead to extreme weather events becoming even more common in the future. 

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News Release | Environment Maryland

New Analysis: Marylanders Would Save $1.9 Billion, Cut Oil Use By 841 Million Gallons Per Year With New Clean Car Standards

New fuel efficiency and global warming pollution standards for cars and light trucks would save Maryland residents $1.9 billion at the gas pump and cut oil use in the state by 841 million gallons per year in 2030, according to a new analysis by the Union of Concerned Scientists and the Natural Resources Defense Council, and released in Maryland today by Environment Maryland.

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News Release | Environment Maryland

Environmentalists, Business Allies Critical but Hopeful of State’s Efforts to Achieve Greenhouse Gas Reductions

Environmentalists and business representatives gathered today to release an analysis of the state’s progress to date in reducing climate change emissions.  The move comes about a month before Maryland agencies release an initial draft of a new greenhouse gas reduction plan.

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News Release | Environment Maryland

Northeast Emissions Plan Helps Maryland Shift to Clean Energy and Avoid Fossil Fuel Pollution

The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) is helping Maryland meet our energy challenges by providing needed investments in energy efficiency and renewable energy—cutting pollution, curbing dependence on fossil fuels, and fostering pioneering clean energy approaches that can be adopted by other states, according to a report released today by Environment Maryland. 

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News Release | Environment Maryland

Obama Administration Proposes Historic Clean Car Standards

The Obama administration today officially proposed new clean car standards that represent the biggest step the U.S. has ever taken to get off oil and tackle global warming. The standards would require cars and light trucks in model years 2017-2025 to meet a fleet-wide average global warming pollution standard equivalent to 54.5 miles per gallon. 

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