News Release | Environment Maryland

A Healthy Environment is Key to a Healthy Economy

President Obama addressed a joint session of Congress on the subject of job creation.  While focused mostly on a job-creating agenda, the president reiterated his support for environmental and health protections including “rules that keep our kids from being exposed to mercury” and challenged the country to be in a “race to the top” when it comes to pollution standards. 

News Release | Environment Maryland

Obama Administration Decision on Smog Standards Puts Thousands of Lives at Risk

Today, the Obama administration announced that it will not update critical air quality standards for ozone pollution—commonly known as smog.

News Release | Environment Maryland

Pres. Obama Takes Historic Step to Get America Off Oil & Tackle Global Warming Through Cleaner Cars

President Obama today will announce the outline of proposed clean car standards that by 2030 will cut annual gasoline use by as much as 23 billion gallons, reduce annual emissions of global warming pollution by as much as 280 million metric tons, and save Americans over $80 billion at the gas pump annually.

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. 

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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