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Maryland just passed one of the most aggressive climate laws in the US

By Jeff St. John Photo: Michael Robinson Chavez , Getty Images

Maryland has become the latest state to mandate an end to carbon emissions on a net basis economywide by midcentury, targeting electricity generation, building heating and transportation. The package also incorporates environmental-justice provisions. Backers are calling it one of the country’s most aggressive climate change laws.

04/12/22
                                                               

Power Your Maryland Home With Clean Energy—In Just Two Minutes

As the effects of climate change continue to appear all around the world, combating climate change has never been more urgent. It’s hard to ignore the extreme hurricanes, wildfires, and heat waves in recent years and the effects they are having on the planet. Even right here in Maryland, impacts like flooding and tornados have already begun to take their toll on communities across the state.

01/24/22
                                                               

Latinos support land conservation goal for the Bay watershed

By Shanna Edberg Photo: Michael Bowman , Chesapeake Bay Gateways Network

As the 2022 session of the Maryland General Assembly gets under way, a coalition of environmentally minded lawmakers is expected to propose legislation that would protect 30% of the state’s lands and waters by 2030 — in keeping with a nationwide movement known as 30 by 30

01/19/22
                                                               

Standard Solar acquires 2.9 MW community solar project in Maryland

By Anne Fischer

A new community solar array will increase energy access and bring economic benefits, job creation, tax revenue and other tangible benefits to Carroll County, Maryland residents. Standard Solar, Inc., a specialist in the acquisition, development, ownership and operation of commercial and community solar assets, acquired the 2.9 MW Klees Mill community solar project from developer partners Ogos Energy LLC and Earth and Air Technologies.

01/18/22
                                                               

Poll Projection: Marylanders Want Climate Change This Legislative Cycle

By CBS Baltimore Staff

A new poll shows that the majority of registered voters want the Maryland General Assembly to take action on climate change during the 2022 legislative session.

01/18/22
                                                               

Climate activists up the pressure on Md. lawmakers as session starts

By Elizabeth Shwe and Josh Kurtz

Six Maryland environment professors penned a letter to the presiding officers of the General Assembly this week, imploring them to commit to reducing climate pollution in Maryland by 60% below 2006 levels by 2030. They cited recommendations by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which released a major report last summer revealing that drastic reductions in emissions are urgent and necessary to prevent a climate catastrophe.

01/13/22
                                                               

Maryland congressional delegation shares top environmental priorities during virtual meeting with epa regional administrator adam ortiz

Members of Maryland’s congressional delegation gathered virtually Tuesday for their first official meeting with the newly appointed regional administrator for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region III, Adam Ortiz. U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, John Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, Jamie Raskin and David Trone (all D-Md.) met with Ortiz to discuss Chesapeake Bay Program oversight, implementation of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, environmental justice and other regional environmental issues. Highlights included strategies to build climate resilience and Bay-friendly agricultural supply chains, and protect vulnerable populations and drinking water sources.

01/12/22
                                                               

Maryland policymakers gather with legal marijuana, climate change and a multi-billion dollar in surplus on the agenda

By Erin Cox and Ovetta Wiggins Photo: Jonathan Newton , The Washington Post

Maryland lawmakers convene Wednesday with an unprecedented $4.6 billion state surplus and plans to tackle legalizing marijuana, mitigating climate change, potential tax relief and a host of other long-simmering — but unaddressed — goals in an election year.

01/11/22
                                                               

Chesapeake Bay states are unlikely to reach EPA’s 2025 cleanup deadline at current pace, report finds

By Christine Condon

Maryland, Pennsylvania and Virginia are unlikely to reach their joint Chesapeake Bay pollution limits set by the Environmental Protection Agency in time for a 2025 deadline, according to a report released Wednesday by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation.

01/05/22
                                                               

Coal plant explosion should be a wake-up call

By Baltimore Sun Editorial Board Photo: Jerry Jackson , AP

Late Thursday morning, an explosion in Curtis Bay rattled buildings, broke windows and likely frayed some nerves. A buildup of coal dust at the CSX Coal Plant Building was blamed for the blast, which could be heard — and felt — from miles away. Thankfully, no one was seriously injured, according to CSX and the Baltimore Fire Department, and the incident remains under investigation.

01/03/22