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Press statement: President Biden can still uphold his climate promises by saying no to Willow

The US Department of the Interior just released another insufficient environmental impact statement for the ConocoPhillips’ Willow oil and gas project. President Biden can still uphold his climate promises by saying no to Willow. Washington, DC — Today, The US Department of the Interior released a final supplemental environmental impact statement (SEIS) for the proposed …

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Giant Wind Turbines Greet Maryland Lawmakers on Opening Day, Highlighting Bill to Increase Investment in Offshore Wind

Labor unions, community advocates, businesses, and climate groups call for passage of the POWER Act. Activists displayed models of turbines and clean energy buildings outside the State House on the first day of the 2023 Maryland legislative session. Annapolis, MD — Today, as lawmakers entered Maryland’s State House for the start of the 2023 legislative …

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CCAN Action Fund Endorses Climate Champion Aaron Rouse for Virginia State Senate

Regional climate group’s first-ever endorsement in Virginia state elections comes in the lead-up to pivotal legislative session RICHMOND, VA: Today, the Chesapeake Climate Action Network (CCAN) Action Fund endorsed Aaron Rouse for the special election for Senate District 7 in Virginia Beach on January 10. Rouse is a former NFL player and current Virginia Beach …

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Gas Explosion in Gaithersburg is Tragic Reminder of the Need To Move to an All-Electric Future in Montgomery County

TAKOMA PARK, MD – Mike Tidwell, Director of CCAN Action Fund, released the following statement about yesterday’s methane gas explosion in a Gaithersburg condo, which left a dozen injured and destroyed homes: “Methane gas is a dangerous fuel to use in our homes and commercial buildings, and the tragic explosion in Gaithersburg yesterday is a …

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Hampton Roads Artwork Submerged to Spotlight Rising Sea Levels and How the Inflation Reduction Act Will Help Head Off Disaster

 In a creative and unique demonstration, Virginians thanked Congresswoman Luria for passing the Inflation Reduction Act, which will help Hampton Roads by addressing sea-level rise, reducing pollution, improving public health, creating jobs, and lowering energy costs.  VIRGINIA BEACH, VA — On Thursday October 27, Hampton Roads residents submerged iconic images of coastal Virginia into the …

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Desperate Attempt to Approve the Mountain Valley Pipeline Fails

Senator Manchin forced to remove language approving the 300-mile methane gas pipeline from government spending bill WASHINGTON, DC: Today, Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) was forced to request the removal of language to greenlight the Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) and reduce public review of major energy projects – “The Dirty Deal” – from a resolution to …

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MVP-Affected Landowners and Climate Advocates Protest Dirty Side Deal at Capitol

Impacted landowners along the route of the Mountain Valley Pipeline and allies, including Bill McKibben, are demanding Democratic lawmakers vote against any Continuing Resolution that includes Senator Manchin’s proposed Side Deal.  Washington, DC — Tomorrow at 9:30 AM, West Virginians and Virginians whose homes are directly impacted by the Mountain Valley Pipeline and allied climate …

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Senator Manchin’s Proposed Dirty Side Deal Harms People and Climate

Proposed legislation would greenlight the dangerous Mountain Valley Pipeline and undermine bedrock national environmental policy RICHMOND, VA: Yesterday, draft language of Senator Joe Manchin’s ‘‘Energy Independence and Security Act of 2022’ – “Manchin’s Dirty Side Deal” – was released. CCAN Action Fund, the advocacy arm of the Chesapeake Climate Action Network, stands firmly in opposition …

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CCAN Action Fund Announces First-Ever Climate Champion Endorsements for US House of Representatives

Leading grassroots advocacy group endorses candidates Luria, Spanberger, and Trone in 2022 general election as defenders of climate and democracy Takoma Park, MD – Today, the CCAN Action Fund – advocacy arm of the Chesapeake Climate Action Network (CCAN) – announced its endorsement of three candidates for the US House of Representatives. Those candidates are …

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