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Regarding Governor Hogan's Veto on the Clean Energy Act

Statement from Karla Raettig, Executive Director of the Maryland League of Conservation Voters, Condemning Governor Hogan's Veto of the Clean Energy Jobs Act

"Marylanders across the state and across party lines are in favor of expanding renewable energy for its economic and environmental benefits.  By choosing to veto this important piece of legislation, Governor Hogan turns his back on an opportunity for economic growth and investment in our state, and the thousands of well-paying, green-economy collar jobs that the bill would have created. This decision puts him out of step with Marylanders who want their leaders to create economic opportunity, create jobs, and combat climate change. A legislative override to this veto will be a top priority of Maryland LCV moving forward."

The Clean Energy Jobs Act expanded the amount of energy Maryland would derive from renewable sources such as wind and solar to 25% by the year 2020.  Currently the State's goal is 20% renewables by the year 2022.  The bill would have led to more than 1000 new jobs per year in Maryland during construction and approximately 4600 direct jobs in the region from wind, alone.  The bill received support from more than 160 Maryland businesses.  A 2016 poll conducted by the Maryland Climate Coalition showed that nearly three-quarters of Marylanders across party lines backed the policy to expand renewable energy.

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2016 Environmental Legislative Wrap-Up

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2016 Environmental Legislative Wrap-Up


2016 Photo Contest

We are looking for photos of Marylanders enjoying our natural environment. Enter our photo contest and share your story of how you and your family enjoy Maryland's waters, mountains, farms, and forests.

We will use these images in our publications and web sites to demonstrate not only the beauty of our Maryland but also why it is so important to get involved in the fight to protect it. Every year we we receive countless photos of children enjoying the beauty our state has to offer and we know we must work harder than ever to protect our state for future generations.

Please submit your high resolution photos and stories by emailing This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it by May 15th to be considered.

Winners will win two tickets to our annual Environmental Leadership Awards Dinner on October 13th, 2016 in Annapolis.


Baltimore City Election Results

We are dedicated to protecting our air, land, water, public health, and to promoting environmental justice, through effective legislation.

We are proud to endorse these eight candidates for Baltimore City Council races and congratulate the councilmembers-elect. We had an 88% success rate of our endorsed candidates and are excited to work with them in the future.

Maryland League of Conservation Voters
2016 Endorsements as of March 23, 2016

*Challenger          **Open Seat

District, Name

WIN District 2:  Brandon Scott
WIN District 6:  Sharon Green Middleton
LOSS District 7:  Shawn Tarrant**
WIN District 8:  Kristerfer Burnett**
WIN District 9:  John Bullock*
WIN District 11:  Eric Costello
WIN District 13:  Shannon Sneed*
WIN District 14:  Mary Pat Clarke


2015 Environmental Scorecard


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