Maryland Gov. Hogan releases climate plan
Maryland's EcoRight Governor Larry Hogan released a climate plan to reduce the state's emissions of planet-warming gases 44 percent below 2006 levels by 2030. "The Hogan administration is committed to confronting the climate crisis through bold, collaborative, innovative, and bipartisan action," said Ben Grumbles, the state's Environment Secretary. The plan—which would also provide for the state's continued participation in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative known as RGGI ("Reggie"), increase investment in clean energy sources, and incentivize healthy soil practices for farmers—is now subject to a public comment period.
"We are confident that Maryland will continue to be a shining example of bipartisan energy and environmental progress at a time when it's needed most," Grumbles wrote in an op-ed last week.
Go, Maryland, go!