News Release | Environment Maryland

Less Shelter from the Storm

After Hurricanes Harvey and Irma recently pummeled our coasts, Environment Maryland warned that pending budget proposals from the Trump administration and Congress threaten key programs that protect our communities from storm-related impacts. The group documented threats to programs that prevent or curb flooding, sewage overflows and leaks from toxic waste sites. Environment Maryland also called for preventing more global warming-fueled extreme weather in the future. 

News Release | Environment Maryland

Trump budget cuts would devastate Delaware River and Bay protection efforts, new report says

Proposed cuts to clean water programs at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) by the Trump administration would dramatically halt progress on addressing many of the greatest problems facing the Delaware River Basin. These threats include dioxin and other industrial pollution, as well as stalled restoration efforts, according to a new report released today by Environment America.

News Release | Environment Maryland

Maryland proposes new regional limit on global warming pollution, but more ambition needed

Today, the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states announced a proposal to cut power plant pollution by at least 30 percent from 2020 to 2030. The proposal would strengthen what is already the best regional clean air and climate protection program in the country, the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative. This program limits dangerous pollution from power plants in Maryland and across the region – helping to slow the warming of our planet and clean up our air. It also fuels investment in clean energy by making polluters pay to pollute.

News Release | Environment America

House Bill Would Shift America Entirely to Clean Energy By 2050

Today, Representatives Jared Polis (CO), Jared Huffman (CA), Raul Grijalva (AZ) and Pramila Jayapal (WA) introduced a bill to phase out fossil fuels and completely replace them with clean, renewable energy by 2050.

News Release | Environment Maryland

Campaign launched to educate Maryland residents about 100 percent renewable energy

Environment Maryland Research & Policy Center is deploying dozens of door-knockers this summer in a major effort to educate Maryland residents about the prospects for shifting to 100 percent clean, renewable energy.

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