Energy & Environment

Climate Science Blockbuster: Can Maryland Pass the Big Test?

Ever had this nightmare? You’re in school when suddenly you remember you have a huge exam the next day. You haven’t been attending class,...

State Lawmakers Will Re-Introduce Clean Energy Jobs Act, With 112 Endorsing Bill So Far

A majority of state lawmakers say they will pass legislation next year to accelerate Maryland’s renewable energy goals over the next two decades. Thirty members...

From WTOP: Razing Ellicott City Buildings Could Be ‘Counterproductive,’ Ball Says

As part of Maryland Matters' content sharing agreement with WTOP Radio, we feature this article from Neal Augenstein.The newly elected county executive of Howard County said...

This Veterans Day, Time to Reflect on Climate Change

As a Marine, a Maryland resident and a citizen, Veterans Day reminds me to take a moment and reflect on all of the freedoms...

They Blinded Me With Science

What's "the most important science policy issue" in Maryland?You probably have a pretty good idea already, but we thought you'd be interested in what...

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...

‘Green Prom’ Draws Big Crowd as Election Day Nears

Maryland's “green prom” took place Tuesday night in Annapolis. The Maryland League of Conservation Voters’ annual Awards dinner has grown by leaps and bounds in...

Jerry Brown Dominated Headlines. But Maryland’s Ben Grumbles Made News, Too

Maryland Environment Secretary Benjamin H. Grumbles may not have worn flowers in his hair when he traveled to San Francisco last week, but he...

LCV Scores Show Good, Bad and Ugly of Lawmakers’ Support for Green Issues

By the Maryland League of Conservation Voters’ own estimate, the 2018 General Assembly session “was a complicated year for the environment.” Which undoubtedly made evaluating...

Water Pollution From Pa. May Propel Economic Sanctions Legislation

A recent torrent of pollution flowing into the Chesapeake Bay from upstream in New York and Pennsylvania could give new impetus to legislation in...