News Release | Environment Maryland Research and Policy Center

New report: Maryland among national leaders in energy efficiency progress

Baltimore- Maryland ranks first in the nation for improvements in electricity efficiency since 2011, according to a new report released today by Environment Maryland Research & Policy Center.

News Release | Environment Maryland Research & Policy Center

Maryland organizations join letter calling on Walmart to Go Solar

Environmental organizations from Maryland are calling on Walmart to commit to installing solar panels on all its viable roofs and parking lots by 2035.

News Release | Environment America

Statement: Infrastructure bill will mean cleaner air, water and energy for U.S.

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. House of Representatives voted 228-206 to build a bridge to a brighter future by passing the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act on Friday. This major bipartisan package will improve our transportation and power infrastructure and ensure clean water and broadband access across the United States over the coming decades.

News Release | Environment America

Statement: Rep. Hoyer bill would address climate impacts of deforestation

U.S. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer introduced a bill Wednesday that would establish a $9 billion trust fund to tackle climate emissions caused by global deforestation. The bill, known as America Mitigating and Achieving Zero-emissions Originating from Nature for the 21st Century Act bill (AMAZON21), follows President Joe Biden’s pledge at COP26 to reduce global deforestation.  The AMAZON21 legislation could remove up to an estimated 180 million metric tons of carbon emissions each year, or the equivalent of offsetting emissions from every U.S. passenger vehicle for two years. 

News Release | Environment America

Statement: Biden honors U.S. conservation legacy by restoring protections for Utah, New England monuments

President Joe Biden is expected to restore protections Friday for three national monuments. The original boundaries for two Utah areas, Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante, and the original protections for the U.S. Atlantic’s only marine monument, the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts, will be reinstated after being stripped during the Trump administration.