Yesterday, Maryland’s Climate Solutions Now Act became law, giving the state the strongest carbon pollution reduction goal in the country. Bill Holland, LCV’s Senior Director of State Policy, Advocacy, & Network-wide Campaigns issued the following statement celebrating the victory:
“The Climate Solutions Now Act is the most significant action on climate we have seen anywhere in the country in 2022. This is a critical moment. The consequences of the climate crisis are growing and Marylanders feel the impacts from hotter summers, rising sea levels, and stronger storms every day. We are so proud to see such powerful leadership to tackle this crisis head-on.
From new electric school buses so our kids can breathe easier to stronger efficiency standards in new buildings, this new package will create a cleaner healthier future and invest in thousands of good paying clean energy jobs for Marylanders. Thanks to the tireless work of Delegate Kumar Barve, Delegate Dana Stein, Delegate CT Wilson, Senator Paul Pinsky, Senate President Bill Ferguson, and Speaker Adrienne Jones Maryland is reestablishing its climate and clean energy leadership.”
The Climate Solutions Now Act takes the following concrete steps to reduce pollution and build the state’s clean energy economy for all Maryland communities: