Maryland

Maryland Economists Highlight the Post-COVID Response to Climate Change

Interview conducted by Anjali Gutali The COVID-19 pandemic curtailment on travel and economic activity has resulted in a notable drop in global fossil fuel demand, and a corresponding drop in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. In addition, the lowered demand for...

Maryland Carbon Pricing Bill Heard at State House

Over two days, dozens of expert witnesses gathered before the Maryland General Assembly to support legislation to put a price on carbon pollution. The panelists represented a cross section of the bill’s wide support, and included environmental, religious, labor, equity,...

Webinar Recap: Governors Leading the way on Climate Action

Within the current political climate, which has been characterized by a lack of federal leadership on environmental and climate policy in the face of severe need for action, we have seen state governments step up to take the lead. The...

New Research: MD Governor Falls Short on Climate Action

Alongside the Chesapeake Climate Action Network, we requested a policy review of Maryland’s Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Act: 2019 GGRA Draft Plan released by the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) in October. Our review was conducted by the Center...

On equity & purpose with Wandra Ashley-Williams

Over the past month I’ve had the pleasure of working with and getting to know the newest member of the Climate XChange team, Wandra Ashley-Williams. A dedicated climate and justice activist, Wandra has years of demonstrated success as an elected...

eXchange ’19 Mid-Atlantic: Vision & Opportunity for Climate Action in the Region

This week, Climate XChange held the Mid-Atlantic Carbon Solutions Summit, a second in a series of regional gatherings we are holding this fall. Earlier this month, the team spent the week in New Mexico for our Southwest Summit, and in...

The Future of Carbon Pricing in Maryland

Since 2017, carbon pricing has been on the mind of Maryland legislators and it has received national recognition as one of the most promising states when it comes to passing legislation. With over 3100 miles of shoreline, Maryland is also...

Campaign Updates From Maryland

Resolution submitted calling on congress to ensure safe climate On June 11th, after a long day lobbying for federal carbon fee-and-dividend on Capital Hill, a group of Climate XChange and Citizens’ Climate Lobby volunteers met for dinner at a restaurant in...

Beyond the Latest Heat Wave, a Pattern of Extremes

BY MARIA VIRGINIA OLANO, JULY 19th 2018 As summer rolled around, so did the terrifying headlines of heat waves and their death tolls across the country. Not long ago I wrote about the effects of storm surge flooding in Boston and...