Climate Crusader Coming to Town

    Bill McKibben, the author and founder of the national climate change group 350.org, is coming to Maryland Saturday to stump for Democratic gubernatorial nominee Benjamin T. Jealous.

    McKibben, who endorsed Jealous in the Democratic primary when most green groups remained neutral, will participate in a Jealous campaign canvass at 2 p.m. at the Jealous headquarters in downtown Silver Spring. Later in the day, McKibben and Jealous will speak at a program at the University of Maryland on fighting climate change.

    Most mainstream environmental groups are supporting Jealous in his general election bid to oust Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan Jr. (R).

    Josh Kurtz
    Co-founder and Editor Josh Kurtz is the leading chronicler of Maryland politics and government. He began covering the State House in 1995 for The Gazette newspapers, and has been writing about state and local politics ever since. He later became an editor at Roll Call, the Capitol Hill newspaper, and spent eight years at E&E News, an online subscription-only publisher of news websites covering energy and environmental issues. For seven of those years, he led a staff of 20 reporters at E&E Daily, which covers energy and environmental policy on Capitol Hill and in national politics. For 6 1/2 years he wrote a weekly column on state politics for Center Maryland and has written for several other Maryland publications as well. Kurtz has given speeches and appeared on TV and radio shows about Maryland politics through the years.