News Release | Environment Maryland

Environment Maryland Endorses Candidates for 2016 Elections

Environment Maryland announced today their endorsement of four candidates for the 115th Congress. These candidates’ voting histories and their active support of Environment Maryland’s key issues — including global warming, open space, clean air, clean water and clean energy — led to today’s endorsements. 

News Release | Environment Maryland Research & Policy Center

Howard County sees Big Benefits from Pollution Reduction Program

As the U.S. Court of Appeals prepares to hear arguments on the EPA’s Clean Power Plan later this month, Environment America Research & Policy Center released a report showing that curbing dangerous carbon pollution can reduce the risk of global warming and benefit communities at the same time. 

News Release | Environment Maryland

Baltimore ranks 5th for solar power in the region

Baltimore, Maryland– Baltimore has more solar panels than most major Southern cities, ranking 5th among metropolitan areas in the region analyzed in a new report. Baltimore could improve its ranking by adopting a bold goal for solar power installations, advocates said today.

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Governor Hogan Signs Landmark Climate Bill Into Law

ANNAPOLIS — At a ceremony in Annapolis today, Governor Larry Hogan signed the landmark Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Act of 2016 into law. The bill re-authorizes a 2009 Maryland law that established a target of cutting Maryland’s climate pollution levels 25 percent by 2020. Further, it sets an ambitious 2030 target of cutting pollution by 40 percent. These targets follow directly from recommendations made by the Maryland Commission on Climate Change, made up of cabinet secretaries, legislators, non-profit organizations, local governments and businesses. The bill passed through the Maryland legislature with bipartisan support.

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Interactive map shows local impacts of weather-related disasters

Baltimore, Maryland – Ninety percent of Marylanders live in counties affected recently by weather-related disasters, according to an interactive online map released today by Environment Maryland Research & Policy Center that crunches data from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and U.S. Department of Agriculture.