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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:

Ongoing Campaigns

Pass a Climate Smart Farm Bill

The 2023 farm bill is a once-in-5-years opportunity to cut down on the agricultural sector’s greenhouse gas emissions and to improve our progress towards our climate goals. We can’t miss out on this huge opportunity!  Learn more>>


Unleashing the Clean Energy Revolution through Transmission

Right now, there are at least 2,000 gigawatts of renewable energy waiting for permission to connect to power lines in the United States, which is more than the total capacity of the country’s existing power plants. Wait times to connect new power plants to the grid can reach five years or more. Without rapidly improving transmission, the United States will not be able to achieve Biden’s goal of 100% clean energy by 2035 or provide cheaper, more reliable electricity to American households. If the United States can’t build new transmission at a faster pace, roughly 80 percent of the emissions reductions expected from the Inflation Reduction Act–the largest climate legislation in U.S. history–might not happen. Learn more>>


EPA: Please Stop Smoking

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) keeps falling further and further behind in cutting pollution from dirty power plants nationwide. These regulatory delays mean that people get sick – especially in poor communities of color – and the planet keeps warming. EPA has the authority and the moral responsibility to issue at least eight different rules that will clean up our air and protect our health from coal and gas plants. Missed deadlines are no longer permissible. So it’s time to take action. Learn more>>

Past Campaigns

Making the Inflation Reduction Act Work for All of Us: Benefits for Justice and Climate Action

This is a BIG bill. A great bill. But so much information can be overwhelming. That’s where we come in. We’re here to make sure the IRA gets implemented in a manner that is equally equitable and aggressive. Read on for resources about implementation for the Inflation Reduction Act, as well as how you can share this with your friends and family. Learn more>>

Victory! Congress Passes the Inflation Reduction Act with Climate Justice Investments

The U.S. Congress passed landmark climate legislation that will include historic investments in the clean energy sector. Then a few days later, President Biden signed it into federal law. The Inflation Reduction Act is a $370 billion commitment to expand clean electricity and get us on the path to net zero while creating millions of jobs, lowering the deficit, and improving public health. 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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