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    Clean Energy Legislative Update

    Clean Energy - Shari Glenn

    SB 414 /HB483 Climate Solutions Now Act of 2021 was the major environmental focus this year of the League and dozens of coalition members. The legislation required the State to reduce statewide greenhouse gas emissions by 60% from 2006 levels by 2030; to achieve net-zero statewide greenhouse gas emissions by 2045; required the Maryland Department of Labor to adopt regulations establishing energy conservation requirements for buildings by July 1, 2022; and established a goal of planting and helping to maintain 5,000,000 sustainable trees of species native to the State by the end of 2030. The bill passed both chambers but died on the last day of the session. The bill will be back on the agenda next year with more time to reach an acceptable compromise.

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  • Upcoming events

    Thursday, April 29, 2021 at 10:00 AM
    Zoom in

    Our Day On Capitol Hill April 29th, 2021

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    LWVMD is planning another Virtual Day on Capitol Hill for Thursday, April 29. This is also the LWVUS “Day of Action” and will be focused on voting rights, including the “For The People” Act (H.R.1/S.1, the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act), redistricting reform, and D.C. statehood.

    As we did last year, we will use zoom for a series of meetings with the Maryland Congressional delegation of roughly twenty minutes each, including time for us to make our pitch and engage in some question and answer with our representatives (or their staff). 

    LWVUS has already sent out an “Action Alert” to members on the same topics - Click to Read LWV's Call to Action for "For the People" Act & Support for DC Statehood

    *Participants will be briefed by email about the LWVUS topic for advocacy, participating voluntarily.

    Please register no later than Friday, April 23rd!

    This is a FREE LWV Members Only Event - to Learn About Joining Click Here.

    To reserve your spot RSVP Below

    ***Street address (not PO Box) is required (to determine your Congressional District)***

    We will set up a series of Zoom meetings with both Senators and each of the Representatives’ offices where we have interested members who want to participate.

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