Trump inspiring accelerated commitment to clean energy

With President Donald Trump threatening to pull out of the Paris Climate Agreement and choosing climate denier, Scott Pruitt to head the Environmental Protection Agency, environmentalists are pressing action on a State and local level. This week the Maryland State House of Representatives overrode Republican Governor Larry Hogan’s veto of The Clean Energy Jobs Act. The Maryland Senate is expected to follow suit and take up the override tomorrow, which would put the law into effect. The 2016 bill would ensure that Maryland will get 25% of its electricity from renewables by 2020.  Here is a direct video link.

Mike Tidwell is the founder and the director of the Chesapeake Climate Action Network, a grassroots non-profit, dedicated to raising awareness about the impacts and solutions associated with global warming in Maryland, Virginia and DC. Tidwell is also an author and a filmmaker whose books include: “The Ravaging Tide: Strange Weather, Future Katrinas and The Death of America’s Costal Cities.”

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