Whether you live in the Old Line State or not, this is of high interest: the “Global Warming Solutions Act,” a bill that Orion Grassroots Network super group Chesapeake Climate Action Network thought could take years to pass, suddenly has a chance, thanks to recent changes in the political climate.

The bill would make Md. just the second in the U.S. — behind California — to mandate huge, statutory reductions in greenhouse gases by 2020. CCAN Director Mike Tidwell calls it a “radical and utterly appropriate commitment. More importantly, it encourages other states to do the same, raising pressure for strong federal legislation.” Marylanders, get in touch with CCAN and with your reps!

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