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Environmental Accomplishments: Faith Debrief of Maryland General Assembly Session

Interfaith Power & Light DMV and Interfaith Partners for the Chesapeake invite you to join us this Earth Week for a special review of the 2022 Maryland General Assembly session. We'll share what happened with our priority environmental legislation, and how you can continue to speak out for our Common Home as we (spoiler alert!) implement the Climate Solutions Now Act. See you there!

FREE Virtual program on April 21st @ 12:00pm


What legislation will be covered?

Maryland the Beautiful Act (30x30) [Failed] - HB1031/SB0791 is Maryland’s response to President Biden’s Executive Order on Tackling the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad and his Conserving and Restoring America the Beautiful report, which sets a new national goal of 30% of U.S. lands permanently preserved by 2030.
Read more here!

Maryland Environmental Human Rights Amendments (EHRA) [Failed] - HB0596/SB0783 seeks to place in the Declaration of Rights of our state constitution the right of each person to a healthful environment. This amendment would be self-executing and allow each person (including communities and organizations) the right to protect themselves against environmental degradation caused by or allowed by the government.
Read more here!

Climate Solutions Now Act of 2022 [Passed!] - HB0708/SB0528 "Requiring the State to reduce statewide greenhouse gas emissions by altering statewide greenhouse gas emissions goals, establishing of a net-zero statewide greenhouse gas emissions goal, developing certain energy efficiency and emissions reduction requirements for certain buildings, requiring electric companies to increase their annual incremental gross energy savings, establishing certain zero-emission vehicle requirements for the State fleet, and establishing an electric school bus pilot program" - From the Maryland General Assembly webpage on CSN 2022.
Read more here!