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After Criticism, Gas Industry Official Withdraws As Candidate For Maryland’s Public Service Commission

By Aman Azhar

A gas industry executive nominated by Gov. Wes Moore to serve on the Maryland Public Service Commission withdrew his candidacy on Tuesday after environmentalists questioned his commitment to fighting climate change and protecting ratepayers’ interests while…


Mid-Atlantic Climate Action Hub Launches With $2.2M Grant From Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

By Kelly Blake

A $2.2 million grant will help launch a University of Maryland-led initiative to address the effects of environmental racism and climate change across the mid-Atlantic region, providing financial and training support and advocating for policy changes.


Washington Gas Faces Lawsuits in D.C. and Maryland Over Alleged ‘Greenwashing’

By Aviva Bechky

In the lower left corner of Washington Gas’ monthly bills, some customers have received colorful illustrations of flowers and a cheery environmental message.


Study: Md. will need massive investment in low-income housing retrofits to meet aggressive climate goals

By Josh Kurtz

As Maryland moves tentatively toward meeting aggressive goals over the next several years to combat climate change, the state will have to spend hundreds of millions of dollars to retrofit homes and apartment buildings occupied by low- and middle-income residents.


Maryland Joins U.S. Climate Alliance, Governor Wes Moore Affirms Support to Combating Climate Change

​​ Last week, Governor Wes Moore reaffirmed his commitment to combating climate change by announcing Maryland’s participation in the U.S. Climate Alliance. Governor Moore proposed a $422 million investment in protecting Maryland’s environment through programs funded by the transfer tax that supports land preservation and operations and capital projects in state parks—along with another $129 million in General Funds to fully fund the transfer tax repayment provision as revised by the Great Maryland Outdoors Act.


Governor Moore Releases $69 Million in Previously-Withheld Funding

Funding to Combat Climate Change, Expand Paid Family and Medical Leave and Abortion Care Access, and Support Cannabis Reform


Seven Tough Issues That Could Disrupt Maryland Gov.-Elect Moore’s Climate Agenda – Inside Climate News

By Aman Azhar

Maryland suffered from terminal inertia in 2022 on climate change and the environment, dragged down by the competing agendas of Republican Gov. Larry Hogan and Democrats leading the state’s General Assembly. 


Maryland’s Largest County Just Banned Gas Appliances In Most New Buildings—but Not Without Some Concessions

By Aman Azhar

Montgomery County, Maryland, home to more than a million residents, passed landmark legislation this week requiring new residential and commercial buildings to be all-electric—barring some exceptions—starting 2027. While advocates celebrated the significance of the legislation, it came with an asterisk. 


A model program for fighting climate change is at a crossroads in Md. and neighboring states

By Josh Kurtz

Sometimes, states fight climate change in dramatic and tangible ways, with gigantic solar arrays, wind turbines, abundant electric vehicle charging stations, or highly visible coastal resiliency projects.


In Court, the Maryland Public Service Commission Quotes Climate Deniers and Claims There’s No Such Thing as ‘Clean’ Energy

By Aman Azhar

The Office of People’s Counsel has asked a state judge to order the PSC to take action against a gas utility for lying to its customers about the environmental benefits of natural gas.