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Statewide Plastic Bag Ban Bill Advances

Maryland lawmakers advanced a bill Monday that would prohibit stores from providing plastic bags to customers starting July 2022.An iteration of this legislation passed...

Committee Votes Down Bill That Would Charge Carbon Fee for Polluters

A bill that would have required polluters to pay for their greenhouse gas emissions, and invest that revenue into education and green infrastructure, was...

Bill Would Prevent More Power Plants From Being Built in Prince George’s

There are four power plants within 13 miles of Brandywine, an unincorporated town in southern Prince George’s County. Other industrial hazards such as a...

In Environmental Justice Push, Lawmakers Look to Decrease Harmful Toxins and Reform Government Responses

In taking a broader look at social justice and equity issues, Maryland lawmakers are considering a series of bills to mitigate harmful environmental toxins...
Composting

Opinion: Achieving Our Climate Goals With Composting

If Maryland is to achieve its climate goals, we need to source more renewable energy, reduce our energy usage and improve our waste management....
Utility

Opinion: Annapolis Showdown on Utility Rip-Offs

This is the year the Maryland General Assembly needs to act. For years advocates having been trying to stop third-party energy providers from ripping...

Sweeping Climate Bill Passes Senate Committee After Four Voting Sessions

The Senate Education, Health and Environmental Affairs Committee has advanced an omnibus climate action bill that would put Maryland on track towards achieving statewide...
Climate

Opinion: Tackle the Climate Crisis and Fund a Resilient Future in Our State

It is far from an understatement to say that we are truly running out of time to take serious and bold action against the...

Opinion: Get the Dirty Sources Out of State’s Renewable Energy Program

Since 2004, Maryland residents have invested millions of dollars in renewable energy sources as we strive to create new energy sector jobs and reduce...

Department of the Environment Releases a Climate Action Plan — 14 Months After Deadline

The Maryland Department of the Environment released a 279-page report Friday outlining the state's plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and achieve net-zero emissions...