We are glad to be invited by Delegate Jared Solomon (HD-18) to testify today to the House of Delegates Appropriations Committee in favor of HB 630.  This bill would require Maryland school districts to begin collecting energy use data (if they aren’t already) and develop an energy plan of the district.  This effort dovetails nicely with what we are calling for in Prince George’s County and will be an improvement to schools throughout Maryland.

You can read the written testimony  here .

The Maryland General Assembly has started their 2021 and many bills that are being brought up will have an impact on the climate future of our children and future generations. So we have been writing testimony on some of the more important ones as part of the Maryland Climate Justice Wing. Here is the second tranche of the testimony that we have submitted so far in the legislative session.

No Love For Polluters
Saturday, February 14, 2021
2:00PM
On this Valentines Day, join us in giving no love to polluters.  Friends of the Earth is leading a call to demand that the Prince George’s County Council pass legislation to ban new fossil fuel power plants in the Prince George’s County. We already have a cluster of 4 power plants that are a major problem in Southern PG. We need prevent number 5!

Register at: http://bit.ly/nolove4polluters

 

Prince George’s County Environmental Forum
Saturday, February 13, 2021
3:30PM to 5:30PM

Advance registration is required by going here: http://bit.ly/2021EnviroForum – space is limited.

Topics Include:

  1. Success Fighting County Power Plants: Caryl Alexander, Clean Air Prince George’s
  2. County Climate Action Commission Update: Dawn Hawkins-Nixon, P.E., Depart. of the Environment
  3. Clean Energy Schools: Joseph Jakuta, Climate Parents
  4. Stronger Forest Conservation Requirements: Ben Alexandro, Maryland League of Conservation Voters
  5. Joint Base Andrews Contaminates Prince George’s County with PFAs: Patrick Elder, Military Poisons
  6. SCMaglev is not solution for Prince George’s County or Maryland: Sam Droege, MCRT and Dan Woomer, CATS

 

The Maryland General Assembly has started their 2021 session and many bills that are being brought up will have an impact on the climate future of our children and future generations. So we have been writing testimony on some of the more important ones as part of the Maryland Climate Justice Wing. Here is some of the testimony that we have submitted so far in the legislative session.