Energy & Environment

Ruppersberger Signals Support for Green New Deal

If you had to place Maryland’s seven Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives on an ideological spectrum, you would probably say 2nd District...

Opinion: Time Is Now for Ambitious Approach to Clean Energy in Maryland

Fifty percent off is good, but 100 percent off is better. When it comes to reducing greenhouse gas emissions, these are the stakes for...

Will It Be ‘Wait Till Next Year’ for Clean Energy Bill?

The planet is burning up. Solar industry jobs in Maryland are down.The Clean Energy Jobs Act, proponents of the measure and the bill’s chief...

Sarbanes Unveils Bill to Shore Up Funding for Chesapeake Bay Cleanup

U.S. Rep. John Sarbanes is planning to introduce legislation Wednesday that would invest nearly $500 million in Chesapeake Bay cleanup efforts over the next...

Another Unknown: Fate of Lisanti’s Bills

Del. Mary Ann Lisanti (D-Harford) was supposed to appear before the House Health and Government Operations Committee Monday to defend one of her bills,...

Despite Pointed Questions, Haddaway-Riccio Gets 18-1 Vote in Senate Committee

Jeannie Haddaway-Riccio moved closer to confirmation as secretary of the Department of Natural Resources Monday evening, gaining approval from the Senate Executive Nominations Committee...

Md. Climate Scientists Send Urgent Plea to Busch on Clean Energy Jobs Act

Ten Maryland climate scientists have sent an urgent appeal to House Speaker Michael E. Busch (D-Anne Arundel), arguing that the looming climate crisis demands...

Dem Senators Sharpen Knives for Haddaway-Riccio Confirmation Hearing

Two Democratic senators said this week that they plan to grill Republican Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan Jr.’s choice to lead the Department of Natural...

Opinion: Let Offshore Wind Power Maryland’s Economy

Over the last 30 years, I have lived, worked and raised my family in Salisbury on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. In that time, I have...

Cardin, Van Hollen Get Perfect Scores on Enviro Report Card

Maryland’s two U.S. senators racked up perfect scores in an environmental report card examining congressional votes in 2018.U.S. Sens. Benjamin L. Cardin (D) and...