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Baltimore County announces new renewable energy conversion of methane gas at Eastern Sanitary Landfill

WHITE MARSH, MD—Baltimore County on Monday announced it has entered a new agreement with Energy Power Partners (EPP), a clean power-focused firm to participate in a landfill gas-to-energy system at the County’s Eastern Sanitary Landfill in White Marsh. The two-phase project is the first large-scale renewable energy venture in Baltimore County’s history. “Climate change poses one of the most significant …


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Olszewski creates Youth Climate Working Group

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Monday announced the formation of the Baltimore County Youth Climate Working Group to better engage young people as part of Baltimore County’s ongoing effort to adopt sustainable practices and policies to combat climate change. The workgroup will consist of high school students from around Baltimore County to ensure youth voices, concerns, and recommendations …


Attorney General Frosh joins coalition urging federal cooperation with states on clean energy goals

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh on Monday joined a coalition of 11 attorneys general in calling on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to recognize and consider the states’ shared priority of transitioning to a cleaner energy system and to adopt policies and take actions that aid in that effort. “Maryland has made great strides on clean energy,” …

Maryland Department of the Environment releases draft plan to achieve climate goals

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Department of the Environment announced on Tuesday the release of a comprehensive, economy-wide plan to dramatically reduce emissions of greenhouse gases. MDE says the new draft plan will set Maryland on an ambitious path and “serve as a model for how the nation can respond to climate change while also supporting economic growth.” The Greenhouse Gas Emissions …

Frosh files brief supporting Baltimore’s efforts to hold fossil fuel companies accountable for climate change

BALTIMORE, MD – Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh on Wednesday led a coalition of attorneys general in filing an amicus brief supporting Baltimore City in its lawsuit to hold fossil fuel companies accountable under state law for actions contributing to climate change. In their brief, the attorneys general argue that all levels of government have a shared interest in …