Author: Victoria Venabale Published: 4/8/2022 CCAN
|Maryland’s Climate Solutions Now Act will become law! Let’s rally tomorrow to celebrate!|
We did it! Governor Larry Hogan announced this evening that he WILL NOT veto the Climate Solutions Now Act of 2022. Even with intense pressure from polluters, Governor Hogan knows that he can’t stand in the way of climate action – this movement is too powerful. After years of hard work and support from Marylanders like YOU, the Climate Solutions Now Act will go into Maryland law!
Grassroots support from people like YOU helped get this bill passed despite opposition from industry polluters. With competing input from committees in the House and Senate as well as the Maryland Commission on Climate Change, this bill is not perfect but it IS a vital step forward. Governor Hogan voiced his opposition back in March – but he knows that Marylanders want climate action.
The Climate Solutions Now Act sets a goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions 60% statewide by 2031 and moves us towards broad electrification of vehicles and buildings. It also invests in climate-focused jobs within the Maryland Chesapeake Conservation Corps and targets climate investments in low-to-moderate income communities. Governor Hogan can’t overlook all of these benefits to our state.
YOU got this bill passed. YOU reminded your legislators to listen to their constituents. Thanks to YOU, we were able to fight off some of the worst weakening amendments. Now Governor Hogan recognizes YOUR power and won’t stand in the way of climate action.
Special thanks again to our General Assembly champions who led the fight for the Climate Solutions Now Act. They include Senator Paul Pinsky (D-Prince George’s) and Delegates Kumar Barve (D-Montgomery) and Dana Stein (D-Baltimore County), who all worked tirelessly to pass this bill.
Maryland will benefit from the Climate Solutions Now Act – but there’s SO much more we need to do in 2022 and beyond. Donate today! Also: Join us TOMORROW in Annapolis to celebrate the bill’s passage!
Thanks again for your activism and support. It made all the difference!
Victoria Venable and Davonte DouglasCCAN Action Fund