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News Release | Maryland PIRG and Environment Maryland | Safe Energy

Statement: Maryland legislature kicks the can on resetting climate goals down the road

ANNAPOLIS — The Maryland legislature wrapped up it’s 2021 session Monday without passing the Climate Solutions Now Act. 

News Release | Maryland PIRG and Common Cause Maryland | Democracy

Maryland General Assembly Updates and Permanently Funds Gubernatorial Public Financing Program

Annapolis - The Maryland legislature wrapped up its 2021 session on Monday after passing the Maryland Fair Elections Act, a bipartisan bill to update and fund the state's small donor public financing program for gubernatorial candidates. The Senate version of the bill was sponsored by Chairman Paul Pinsky (SB415), and the House companion bill was sponsored by Del. Jessica Feldmark (HB424).

News Release | Maryland PIRG and Environment Maryland | Solid Waste

Statement: Maryland legislature drops ball by failing to pass Plastic Bag Reduction Act

ANNAPOLIS — The Maryland legislature wrapped up it’s 2021 session on Monday without passing the Plastic Bag Reduction Act. 

Report | Maryland PIRG Foundation and Environment Maryland Education Fund

Electric Buildings 2021

To prevent air and water pollution and avoid the worst impacts of global warming, America must move toward meeting our energy needs with 100% renewable energy. Getting there will require that we get the most out of every bit of energy we use – and that we stop burning fossil fuels in our homes and commercial buildings. 

News Release | Maryland PIRG and Environment Maryland

New report shows how electrifying Maryland’s buildings could cut carbon emissions and transform our energy system

BALTIMORE -- Maryland could see a critical reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and gas usage if it electrifies all of its buildings during the next 30 years, according to a new report released today by Environment Maryland, Maryland PIRG and Frontier Group.

News Release | Maryland PIRG | Democracy

Statement: Maryland General Assembly Votes to Establish a Permanent Mail-In Voting List

Today, the Maryland Senate voted 32-15 to pass HB1048, which would establish a permanent mail-in voting list.

News Release | Maryland PIRG | Democracy

Statement: Student and Military Voter Empowerment Act Moves through Maryland House

In a bipartisan vote, today the Maryland House voted 107-28 to pass the Student and Military Voter Empowerment Act (SB283), which reduces the barriers that students and military members face when registering to vote and turning out.

News Release | Maryland PIRG | Democracy

Maryland sets the pace for progress on democracy reforms

BALTIMORE – The events of 2020 made a clear case for why American democracy desperately needs reform. But while an important federal election reform bill called the “For The People Act” has stalled in the U.S. Senate, a handful of states, notably Maryland, are pushing forward with building a better democracy. 

News Release | Maryland PIRG | Democracy

Common Cause Maryland and Maryland PIRG Applaud Baltimore County Action on the Fair Election Fund

Both Common Cause Maryland and Maryland PIRG look forward to serving on the Baltimore County Fair Election Work Group and providing support as they work to implement a program.

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