News Release | Environment Maryland

Extreme Downpours and Snowstorms Up 55 Percent in Mid-Atlantic Region

Nearly a year after Tropical Storm Irene and other powerful storms led to record flooding that devastated many areas of Maryland, a new Environment Maryland Research & Policy Center report confirms that extreme rainstorms and snowstorms are happening 55 percent more frequently in the Mid-Atlantic region than in 1948.

News Release | Environment Maryland

Environmental Groups and Other Stakeholders Unite Behind Atlantic Offshore Wind

Today, more than 215 environmentalists, conservationists, clean energy advocates, businesses, and local and state officials from up and down the Atlantic Coast united to call for bold action to accelerate the creation of offshore wind power. The coalition released a letter to the Obama Administration in order to show strong support for efforts made to date and to urge continued strong action to develop offshore wind resources along the Atlantic.

News Release | Environment Maryland Research & Policy Center

Electric Vehicles are Ready to Roll in Maryland

With the right policies in place, plug-in vehicles can reduce oil dependence in Maryland by 2,750,622 gallons per year, according to a new report released today by Environment Maryland.

News Release | Environment Maryland

As Emissions in Maryland Decline, Economic Growth Outpaces Nation

A new report by Environment Maryland released today highlights the role that clean energy and environmental policies have played in moving states toward meeting targets for reducing global warming emissions, while challenging claims that actions that reduce emissions undermine economic growth.  

News Release | Environment Maryland

Sine Die Roundup: Progress for the Bay, but Failure for our Climate

 When presented with the opportunities to clean up our waterways, including the Chesapeake Bay, our lawmakers made key steps forwards. However, in considering legislation pushing for clean energy, including a bill incentivizing offshore wind in Maryland, the General Assembly dropped the ball.  This is the second year that offshore wind power legislation has gotten stuck in the Senate Finance Committee.