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:
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>>
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>>
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>>
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>>
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>>