Energy & Environment

Dem Candidates for Governor Embrace Clean Energy Bill That’s Almost Dead

Hours after a legislative committee torpedoed a bill to boost Maryland’s renewable energy standard to 50 percent, clean energy advocates got a consolation prize...

Panel Kills Clean Energy Bill; Pipeline Foes Arrested at State House

By Josh KurtzIn a major blow to Maryland environmentalists and their allies in the General Assembly, a House Economic Matters subcommittee voted against a...

Green Group Gives Md. Congressional Delegation — Minus Harris — High Marks

The League of Conservation Voters issued its annual congressional scorecard Tuesday, and both Maryland senators -- Benjamin L. Cardin (D) and Christopher Van Hollen...

Guest Commentary: Clean Energy Jobs Act Enjoys Wide Support

By Brian J. Feldman and C. William FrickMarylanders are concerned about the impact climate change is having on our communities, our health, our economy,...

EPA Reverses Decision to Ban Dangerous Pesticide; General Assembly Must Fight Back

In the 2018 Maryland General Assembly, we have much to do to thwart some of the Trump administration’s worst policies and protect our own...

Advocates See Clean Energy Bill Passing This Year Thanks to Changes in (Political) Climate

When environmental groups and their allies began pushing for new regulations that would require half of Maryland’s power to come from renewable sources by...

Chris Van Hollen and a Tale of Two Climate Bills

By Josh KurtzIn 2010, then-Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) was chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. The election cycle turned out to be...

Dems Try to Trip Hogan Up on Climate Change, But He’s Right There With...

Democrats are attempting to pressure Gov. Larry Hogan (R) on the issue of climate change -- but Hogan is trying hard not to let...

Poll Shows Strong Support for Renewable Energy in 2 Swing Districts

A poll set to be released on Monday shows strong support for renewable energy in two battleground state Senate districts—one in Baltimore County and...

Rebuffed by EPA, Frosh Schedules Hearing on Trump Climate Scheme

Last fall, Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh (D) was one of several Democratic state officials from around the country who asked the Environmental Protection...