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DC Public Service Commissioner Says Controversial Pipeline Plan is Not “Just and Reasonable Or Otherwise in the Public Interest”

D.C. Public Service Commissioner Says Controversial Pipeline Plan is Not “Just and Reasonable or Otherwise in the Public Interest” In Split Decision, the D.C. PSC Nonetheless Votes to Extend Washington Gas’s “Project Pipes” Plan That Has Been Widely Criticized by D.C. Councilmembers, Ratepayers, DOEE, and others. WASHINGTON, D.C. – D.C. Public Service Commissioner Richard Beverly …

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New Videos Debut: Marylanders Share Stories of Climate Disasters, Call for Passage of RENEW Act

New Videos Debut: Marylanders Share Stories of Climate Disasters, Call for Passage of RENEW Act Powerful two-minute videos spotlight personal costs of extreme weather and urge legislators to pass landmark bill that would make polluters pay. Annapolis, MD — Today marks the official debut of a hard-hitting new video series that shows how climate disasters …

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Gov. Moore reveals plan to spend $90M in climate investments

Gov. Moore Jumpstarts Climate Programs by Revealing Breakdown of $90 Million Investment The one-time injection of cash to reduce emissions is a down payment on the Governor’s commitment to invest $1 billion a year to address climate change ANNAPOLIS, MD — Maryland Governor Wes Moore announced today how his administration will invest the $90 million …

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Overwhelming Majority of D.C. Councilmembers Tell Public Service Commission to Reject Washington Gas’s Costly and Controversial Pipeline Spending Program

Overwhelming Majority of D.C. Councilmembers Tell Public Service Commission to Reject Washington Gas’s Costly and Controversial Pipeline Spending Program In a letter, Councilmembers tell Commissioners to begin new energy planning process “consistent with carbon neutrality goals” passed by Council in 2018 WASHINGTON, D.C. – An overwhelming majority of D.C. Councilmembers today sent a letter to the District’s …

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New Poll Shows Maryland Voters Support Landmark Bill Raising Billions for Climate Disaster Resilience

Press conference speakers: Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi, Maryland Climate Commission, State Senator Katie Hester, Delegate Adrian A. Boafo, Delegate David Fraser-Hidalgo, and Jamie DeMarco, CCAN Action Fund. Statewide Gonzales poll finds two thirds of Marylanders support RENEW Act investment in climate readiness paid for by polluters. ANNAPOLIS, MD — Today, the sponsors and supporters of the …

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New Data: Washington Gas Is Reducing Normal Maintenance of Leaking DC Pipes While Still Spending More on Its Controversial and Expensive PROJECT PIPES Plan

New Data: Washington Gas Is Reducing Normal Maintenance of Leaking DC Pipes While Still Spending More on Its   Controversial and Expensive PROJECT PIPES Plan Report Commissioned by the D.C. Department of Energy and Environment Shows a Disturbing Trend that Seems to Benefit Washington Gas Financially While Harming the Climate and Consumers’ Pocketbooks WASHINGTON, D.C.: …

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Biden Administration Takes Bold Step to Pause LNG Export Licenses

Biden Administration Takes Bold Step to Pause LNG Export Licenses DOE decision creates opportunity to weigh health, justice, climate, economic, and security factors for the first time Thank the Biden Administration for standing up to fossil fuels Washington, DC — Recently, the Biden Administration released its decision to pause all pending U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) decisions …

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Blocks Away from Annapolis Flooding, Lawmakers Rally for Landmark Climate-Resilience Investment Legislation

State Senator Katie Fry Hester is the lead sponsor of the RENEW Act in the Maryland Senate. Advocates display giant images of Maryland climate disasters in front of the state capitol, up the street from Annapolis flooding, as lawmakers call for passage of the Responding to Emergency Needs from Extreme Weather (RENEW) Act ANNAPOLIS, MD …

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Virginia Utility Regulators MUST Support Clean Energy Policies

Climate group calls for VA General Assembly to pick unbiased candidates RICHMOND, VA – The Virginia General Assembly must only elect utility commissioners during the 2024 legislative session who have not represented or have a recent history of receiving campaign donations from utilities, and who are ready on day one to hold utilities accountable to …

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DC Public Service Commission Delays Decision on Project Pipes, Climate Advocates Call for Cancellation

The DC PSC’s order to place Washington Gas’s $4.5-billion pipeline-replacement program temporarily on pause follows its ruling to protect consumers from the costs of pursuing unproven ‘renewable’ natural gas.   WASHINGTON, DC – The DC Public Service Commission (PSC) voted on Tuesday to put on hold a Washington Gas request for a $57 million extension of …

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