Forest Conservation, Renewable Energy Among Key Priorities at 2018 Environmental Summit

Once again it was standing room only at the 24th annual Maryland Environmental Legislative Summit as the environmental community unveiled its key legislative initiatives for the 2018 Session. The initiatives include: (1) reforming the Forest Conservation Act; (2) increasing the State’s Renewable Portfolio Standard and providing clean energy jobs training; (3) increasing the transparency of … Continue reading Forest Conservation, Renewable Energy Among Key Priorities at 2018 Environmental Summit

Renewable Energy, Septics & Fracking Key Topics at 2017 Annual Environmental Summit

Environmental advocates addressed a standing room only sized crowd at the 23rd Annual Maryland Environmental Summit on January 26 in the Miller Senate Office Building in Annapolis. The Summit is a forum where the environmental community discusses their collective Session agenda and state and federal officials offer their perspectives pending environmental legislation issues. Maryland Secretary of the Environment Benjamin Grumbles was … Continue reading Renewable Energy, Septics & Fracking Key Topics at 2017 Annual Environmental Summit

Hogan, Miller Respond to Poultry, Fracking Concerns at 2017 Annapolis Summit

A short Daily Record video (2017-01-11) highlighted some of the environmental questions Governor Lawrence “Larry” Hogan, House Speaker Michael Busch, and Senate President Thomas Mike Miller fielded from audience members at the 2017 Annapolis Summit. The Summit has become an annual tradition where legislative and executive leadership discuss the key budget and policy issues of the … Continue reading Hogan, Miller Respond to Poultry, Fracking Concerns at 2017 Annapolis Summit

Environmental Groups Lay Out 2015 Legislative Agenda at 21st Annual Summit

On February 3 a broad coalition of environmental groups laid out their legislative agenda and heard from key environmental policy makers at the 21st Annual Environmental Legislative Summit. The environmental community plans to support the following issues during the 2015 Session: Renewable Energy – increasing Maryland’s Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard requirements to have 40% of the State’s power … Continue reading Environmental Groups Lay Out 2015 Legislative Agenda at 21st Annual Summit

MACo President Addresses Environmental Summit

MACo President and Howard County Executive Ken Ulman was the keynote speaker at the 17th Annual Environmental Legislative Summit on January 25.  The Summit is sponsored by a consortium of environmental groups and introduces the environmental community’s legislative agenda for the current Session.  In addition, key elected and appointed officials are invited to offer their opinions on key … Continue reading MACo President Addresses Environmental Summit

Environmentalists Hold 16th Annual Legislative Summit

The Citizens’ Campaign for the Environment (CCE) hosted their 16th Annual Environmental Legislative Summit on January 26 in Annapolis.  CCE is an umbrella organization for a number of environmental groups including 1000 Friends of Maryland, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, the Sierra Club, and various waterkeeper organizations.  CCE used the Summit to hear from several legislator speakers and lay out its 2010 legislative agenda. … Continue reading Environmentalists Hold 16th Annual Legislative Summit