National Campaigns

Chesapeake Climate Action Network has already transformed the energy landscape in Maryland, DC, and Virginia, but our impact doesn’t stop there. We also bring our decades of experience successfully passing ambitious and equitable climate legislation to Capitol Hill.

Serving as a bridge between local climate organizing and federal advocacy, we regularly punch above our weight class as a regional group when it comes to shaping our nation’s response to the climate crisis.  From stopping the Keystone XL pipeline to advancing the Build Back Better Act, CCAN has been at the heart of national climate advocacy.

Learn how you can get involved with CCAN to act on climate at the national level:


Congress: Pass the Anti-Inflation Reconciliation Package with Climate and Justice Investments

Our window to pass sweeping national climate legislation is closing. An opportunity like this at the federal level may not come again until it is too late. President Biden ran on a climate platform. CCAN is part of a growing movement to make sure that he and Congress fulfill that promise by passing a budget reconciliation package with $555 billion for clean energy investments. Find out how YOU can help. Learn more>>

#EXXONKNEW: Making Polluters Pay for Climate Change

For over 50 years, powerful oil and gas companies have known that they were driving catastrophic climate change. Yet these companies ignored their own scientific reports in pursuit of higher profits, and at the expense of the people and planet. Fortunately, bold local and state leaders are attempting to hold these companies accountable in court. As these cases move up through the legal system, we must protect them from harmful legislative preemption. Learn more>>

Divest from Fossil Fuels

It’s wrong to profit from wrecking the climate. And it’s wrong for our colleges to invest in the fossil fuel corporations that threaten to destroy our future. That’s the simple ethic that is driving a powerful campaign taking hold on campuses across our region and the country: fossil fuel divestment. Learn more>>


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