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The primary cause of climate change is pollution from the burning of fossil fuels - we have to focus on reducing those emissions. Maryland’s Greenhouse Gas Reduction Plan was created to reduce climate pollution by 25 percent by the 2020. The Plan will implement some 150 programs and initiatives – learn more here.
The Climate Commission needs to hear what you think of the plan today. RSVP to attend a meeting today.
2015 Maryland Legislative UpdateYears of clean water victories came under siege in Maryland’s 2015 legislature. Clean Water Action responded with ramped up efforts to educate sixty-eight new legislators and the new Governor, Larry Hogan, about the importance of preserving the state’s legacy of landmark protections for water resources and healthy communities. Read more
It’s the last few days of session and legislation to protect stormwater funding programs for communities hangs in the balance. With your help, we were able to pass a vastly improved stormwater funding bill (SB863) out of the Senate a few weeks ago. However, opponents have been able to gain momentum in the House to undo some of those changes.
This legislation will:
In 1983, 1987 and 2000, Maryland Governors and their counterparts in Virginia, the District of Columbia and other jurisdictions in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed signed formal agreements that set timelines for cleaning up the Bay. The most recent agreement called for deadlines that were to be met by 2010. That deadline will not be met. Clean Water Action supported the strongest possible version of this latest agreement, understanding that we would continue fighting for the enforcement of the Clean Water Act as the likeliest means restoring the Bay.