Report | Environment Maryland Research and Policy Center

A Blueprint for Action

Global warming poses a serious threat to Maryland’s future well-being and prosperity. To avoid the worst impacts of global warming, Maryland needs to reduce its global warming pollution 20 percent by 2020 and 80 percent by 2050, setting an example for the rest of the nation to follow.

Report | Environment Maryland Research and Policy Center

The Clean Cars Program

Rising global temperatures, unpredictable weather and alarming scientific predictions
have led to increasing public concern about the impacts of global warming on the environment, health and society. But while the Bush administration continues to resist efforts to reduce global warming pollution, many states are taking effective actions to address the threat—including the adoption of the “Clean Cars Program,” which sets limits on global warming pollution from cars, light trucks and SUVs.

Report | Maryland PIRG Research and Policy Center

The Carbon Boom

Report | Environment Maryland Research and Policy Center

Cars and Cancer

The concentrations of toxic chemicals in Maryland’s air pose a serious health threat. These hazardous substances, known as air toxics, come mostly from cars, trucks, and other motor vehicles.

Report | Environment Maryland Research and Policy Center

Our National Heritage at Risk

The failure to fund Maryland’s successful land conservation programs over the last few years has scaled back preservation efforts and threatened the state’s unspoiled farms and forests and the health of the Chesapeake Bay.

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