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Mayor Pugh Signs Landmark Bill to Protect City from Dangerous Crude Oil Shipments

Mayor Pugh signed the Crude Oil Terminal Prohibition, which the Baltimore City Council passed in a sweeping 14-1 vote to protect Baltimoreans from dangerous crude oil shipments and climate change. BALTIMORE, MD — Today Mayor Catherine Pugh signed the Crude Oil Terminal Prohibition, protecting Baltimoreans from an increase in dangerous crude-by-rail traffic and positioning Baltimore …

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MD Legislator Unveils Emergency Bill to Challenge Hogan Pipelines

In Response to Hogan Fracked Gas Plans, Legislators Call for Mandates to Protect Drinking Water From Controversial Pipelines   Delegate Shane Robinson (D-39) announced “emergency” legislation that would require the Maryland Department of Environment to go through an individualized and robust permitting process for dangerous proposed fracked-gas pipelines. Legislation could also affect TransCanada’s pipeline, favored …

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Baby Steps Towards Climate Justice: A recap of the 2018 Virginia General Assembly Session

  From the beginning, this year’s General Assembly session in Virginia felt much different than previous years. Thanks to a historic election and some inspiring activism from climate fighters like you, I left the temporary home of our 140 state representatives at 900 E Main Street feeling hopeful. We didn’t win everything that we wanted …

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MD Candidates for Governor Announce Their Support for Clean Energy Jobs Act

Multiple MD gubernatorial candidates announce their support for the Clean Energy Jobs Act.   Annapolis, MD — On Thursday, March 15 at noon nearly all the Democratic candidates for governor announced that they are committed to supporting the Clean Energy Jobs Act, which will expand renewable electricity to 50% by 2030 and bring 20,000 solar jobs …

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Baltimore City Council Passes Historic Bill to #StopOilTrains

Last night, the Baltimore City Council made history by officially passing the Crude Oil Terminal Prohibition (Bill 17-0150) in a sweeping 14-1 vote. This bill will ban new crude oil terminals in the city, protecting our communities from a surge in crude-by-rail shipments, increased air and water and pollution, and climate change. By banning new …

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Baltimore City Council Overwhelmingly Passes Landmark Bill to Protect City from Dangerous Crude Oil Shipments

The Baltimore City Council passed the Crude Oil Terminal Prohibition 14-1 to protect Baltimoreans from dangerous crude oil shipments and climate change. Advocates call on Mayor Catherine Pugh to sign the bill into law. BALTIMORE — The Baltimore City Council made history tonight by passing a bill 14-1 to ban new or expanded crude oil …

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Amid hearings, Maryland leaders urge legislators to pass the Clean Energy Jobs Act

  Bill was deliberated in House Economic Matters Committee March 5; goes to Senate Finance Committee March 6 Annapolis, MD — Maryland leaders affirmed widespread support for the Clean Energy Jobs Act (HB 1453 / SB 732) following a telephone press conference (audio available here). This policy would expand and strengthen Maryland’s Renewable Portfolio Standard …

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Baltimore City Council Moves Forward with Bill to Protect City from Dangerous Crude Oil Shipments

  The Baltimore City Council voted 14-1 to advance the Crude Oil Terminal Prohibition to protect Baltimoreans from dangerous crude oil shipments. The bill moves to a final vote on March 12.   BALTIMORE, MD — The Baltimore City Council voted 14-1 Monday night to advance a bill to ban new or expanded crude oil …

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Baltimore City Moves Forward with Crude Oil Terminal Prohibition

On an 80-degree February day, Baltimore City took a big step in the fight against dangerous crude oil trains and climate chaos. On Wednesday, the City Council’s Land Use & Transportation Committee voted 6-1 to advance the Crude Oil Terminal Prohibition, which would ban new crude oil terminals in Baltimore. Before the committee hearing, some …

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Baltimore Residents Praise Advancement of Bill to Protect City from Dangerous Crude Oil Shipments

  Before its hearing in front of the Land Use & Transportation Committee, advocates held a rally and press conference urging the City Council to pass the Crude Oil Terminal Prohibition to protect Baltimoreans from dangerous crude oil shipments.   Bill will move to full Baltimore City Council on February 26.     BALTIMORE — …

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