Climate Change and Clean Energy

Climate change is impacting us. And it’s not good. Pollution from power plants and other sources is affecting our food, our air, and our water. It’s super-sizing things like hurricanes and droughts. If we don’t take action, it’s only going to get worse. 

Massachusetts Climate Strike

Tell Governor Baker to Sign the Climate Roadmap!

The Massachusetts House and Senate have finalized the Climate Roadmap bill and sent it to Governor Baker to sign -- S.2995, An Act Creating a Next-Generation Roadmap for Massachusetts Climate Policy. 

Recent Actions

Support Michigan Clean Water and Green Energy Budget Investments

Governor Whitmer has proposed several important investments to rebuild our water infrastructure, protecting children from lead poisoning, and investing in clean energy and energy efficiency.

Take Action: Beach, Clean Water and Green Economy Bond

Urge your Rhode Island State Representatives to prioritize the Beach, Clean Water, and Green Economy bond when they reconvene.

Bring offshore wind and onshore jobs to Maryland!

Tell the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management to approve Maryland's offshore wind farms without unnecessary and harmful restrictions that could make the projects impossible to complete.

Drinking Water at Risk: Please urge your Governor to enact a fracking ban in the Delaware River Watershed

Clean Water Action, along with a diverse group of organizations from the watershed states, is calling on the governors of our states (NY, NJ, PA, and DE) to vote NO on these proposed rules.

Climate Change and Clean Energy Blog Posts

February 26, 2021

Great news! On Tuesday, the Montgomery County Council finally passed ZTA 20-01, the long-debated zoning amendment to open the Agricultural Reserve to non-accessory solar. Critically, six Council members - Craig Rice, Andrew Friedson, Gabe Albornoz, Nancy Navarro, Sidney Katz, and Will Jawando - stood firm in favor of amendments supported by agricultural, environmental, and food security stakeholders to protect the Ag Reserve's highest-quality soils that are actually farmed and the legal structure that protects it as a whole.

NJ_Kim Gaddy_EV press event
February 17, 2021

Just months after announcing groundbreaking environmental justice legislation, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy has announced a trio of environmental actions, including over $100 million in new transportation investments to tackle the climate crisis, reduce pollution in communities of color and high-poverty areas, and create new jobs.

Toxic for People & Planet projected on BRESCO by the Backbone Campaign
February 4, 2021

Today, the House Economic Matters Committee is holding a hearing on HB0332, legislation to reform Maryland's Renewable Portfolio Standard - a program intended when it was created in 2004 to promote new wind and solar development.