It’s time to step up Maryland’s fight against climate change — by doubling our state’s requirement for clean electricity to 40% by 2025. Sign the petition to your Maryland State Delegates and Senator, calling on them to pass legislation in 2015 to bring more wind- and solar-powered electricity to Maryland!
Call on your legislators to support the Virginia Coastal Protection Act, a bill that will cap statewide greenhouse gas pollution while funding vital coastal flooding solutions. The bill would direct Virginia to join a nine-state system for capping carbon pollution from power plants, called the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), which is already in place from Maine to Maryland. By auctioning carbon pollution permits to power companies, RGGI would generate over $200 million per year for Virginia—while cutting planet-heating pollution.
On July 30th, Maryland Congressman Chris Van Hollen introduced strong new federal legislation to combat climate change using a cap and dividend approach. The bill, called the Healthy Climate and Family Security Act (H.R. 5721), is a simple, fair, and built-to-last solution to cut carbon while boosting the income of virtually all U.S. families. The bill caps fossil fuels, requires energy companies to purchase pollution permits at auction, and returns 100% of the auction revenue in equal amounts to every U.S. resident with a Social Security number. Click here to call on your Representative in Congress to act.
Stop Crude Oil-by-Rail in Baltimore
Targa Resources, a company based in Texas, recently filed a permit to construct a crude oil shipping facility in Baltimore. If approved, this project would put thousands of Baltimore residents at risk as trains carrying highly volatile oil criss-cross Baltimore neighborhoods. Call on the Baltimore City Council to oppose this project.
Tell President Obama: NO Keystone XL
President Obama will make his decision on the Keystone XL tar sands oil pipeline in the next few months. Urge President Obama to keep his climate promises and reject the pipeline.