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May 11, 2023

EPA proposes 1st limits on greenhouse gas emissions from power plants

The Biden administration proposed new limits on greenhouse gas emissions from coal- and gas-fired power plants.

The Los Angeles skyline is seen above the Union Pacific LATC Intermodal Terminal on April 25, 2023. California's Air Resources Board is set to vote on a rule to cut greenhouse gas and smog-forming emissions from diesel-powered locomotives used to pull rail cars through ports and railyards. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
Apr 28, 2023

California passes 1st-in-nation emissions rules for trains

California approved a first-in-the-nation, ambitious rule limiting rail pollution to aggressively cut greenhouse gas emissions.

A smokestack stands at a coal plant on June 22, 2022, in Delta, Utah. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
Mar 15, 2023

EPA ‘neighbor’ rule cuts downwind pollution by power plants

A new “good neighbor” rule issued by the Environmental Protection Agency will restrict smokestack emissions from power plants and other industrial sources that burden downwind areas.

Maryland Gov. Wes Moore gives his first State of the State address, two weeks after being sworn as governor, on Feb. 1, 2023, in Annapolis. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
Feb 28, 2023

Maryland PSC appointee with ties to fossil fuels withdraws

Gov. Wes Moore's nominee to the Maryland Public Service Commission withdrew from consideration.

Dec 15, 2022

Washington Gas signs deal to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions

Washington Gas entered into transactions to supply its customers in Maryland and the National Capital Region with natural gas independently certified by MiQ.

A flare to burn methane from oil production is seen on a well pad near Watford City, North Dakota, on Aug. 26, 2021. The Biden administration is ramping up efforts to reduce methane emissions. (AP Photo/Matthew Brown, File)
Nov 11, 2022

Biden tightens methane emissions rule amid push for more oil

The Biden administration is ramping up efforts to reduce methane emissions, even as President Joe Biden has pressed energy producers for more oil drilling.

Aug 18, 2022

Climate bill’s unlikely beneficiary: oil and gas industry

The climate measure President Joe Biden signed bypasses the administration's concerns about emissions and guarantees new drilling opportunities.

Mar 21, 2022

New corporate climate change disclosures proposed by SEC

Companies would be required to disclose the greenhouse gas emissions they produce and how climate risk affects their business under new rules proposed by the SEC.

FILE - This July 9, 2015, file photo, shows signage outside Procter & Gamble corporate headquarters in downtown Cincinnati, USA. Computer-maker HP, consumer goods giant Procter & Gamble and coffee capsule company Nespresso have joined a corporate pledge to sharply cut their greenhouse gas emissions over the coming 20 years.The Climate Pledge, a grouping of companies and organizations spearheaded by Amazon, said Monday that it has signed up 86 new members for its voluntary measures. In total they now have 201 members with global annual revenues of more than $1.8 trillion. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)
Sep 20, 2021

HP, Procter & Gamble join pledge to cut greenhouse gas emissions

HP, Procter & Gamble and Nespresso, among dozens of others, have joined a corporate pledge to sharply cut their greenhouse gas emissions over nearly two decades.

Jun 23, 2021

Maryland to add 40 electric vehicles as part of zero-emission conversion

The Maryland Department of Budget and Management plans to purchase 40 fully electric vehicles through the Strategic Energy Investment Fund.

Sep 17, 2018

Maryland plans to appeal EPA denial of emissions petition

Maryland will appeal the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's decision to deny the state's efforts to reduce emissions from 36 power plants in five upwind states, Maryland's attorney general said Monday.

May 1, 2018

Md. joins lawsuit over federal plan to scrap car emission standards

California and 16 other states have filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration over its plans to scrap gas mileage standards and how much greenhouse gases vehicles can emit, Gov. Jerry Brown and Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced Tuesday.

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