Press Releases

  • MARYLAND LEAGUE OF CONSERVATION VOTERS’ EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR KARLA RAETTIG: STATEMENT ON THE PASSAGE OF THE CLEAN ENERGY JOBS ACT

    For more information contact:      

    Karla Raettig, 202-674-3174 (c) kraettig@mdlcv.org                                                                                               

    MARYLAND LEAGUE OF CONSERVATION VOTERS’ EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR KARLA RAETTIG:

    STATEMENT ON THE PASSAGE OF THE CLEAN ENERGY JOBS ACT

    Today we at the Maryland League of Conservation Voters celebrate an early victory this session with one of our major climate bills, The Clean Energy Jobs Act, passing out of the Maryland General Assembly today, despite Governor Hogan’s veto of the bill last session.

    We applaud the General Assembly for standing up for Maryland’s clean energy economy and increasing our state’s renewable energy. This bill continues Maryland’s leadership on combatting climate change and reflects what we all know; Maryland voters want action on climate.

    We can no longer depend on the national administration to take action against climate change, and action at the state level is more important than ever. We are enthused to have a General Assembly taking up the reins of leadership on climate change.

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  • 2017 Maryland Environmental Legislative Summit

    For Immediate Release: 
    January 26, 2017               

    Contact:  Kristen Harbeson, Maryland LCV
    410-280-9855 x202
    kharbeson@mdlcv.org

    2017 Maryland Environmental Legislative Summit

    Keynote Speaker: Dr. Leana Wen, Commissioner of Health for the City of Baltimore

    ANNAPOLIS, Maryland – Maryland Environmental Community hosted the Annual Environmental Legislative Summit today in the Miller Senate Office Building to discuss the 2017 environmental priorities.

    "How long and how well we live depends more on our zip code than our genetic code. Taking care of our health also means safeguarding the food we eat, the air we breathe, the water we drink, and the environment around us. We must strive for environmental justice in order to protect the health and well-being of all Marylanders." The keynote speaker, Dr. Leana Wen, Commissioner of Health for the City of Baltimore.

  • GOVERNOR HOGAN EARNS “NEEDS IMPROVEMENT” SCORE FOR ENVIRONMENTAL RECORD

    IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                   

    For more information contact:

    Karla Raettig, 202-674-3174 (c)
    kraettig@mdlcv.org

    January 24, 2017      

    GOVERNOR HOGAN EARNS “NEEDS IMPROVEMENT” SCORE FOR ENVIRONMENTAL RECORD 

    Maryland League of Conservation Voters Releases Report Card for Governor’s First Two Years in Office  

    Annapolis, MD – The Maryland League of Conservation Voters (Maryland LCV) gives Governor Hogan a mark of “Needs Improvement” on his first environmental report card, released today, noting that the Governor’s actions don’t always match his words when it comes to prioritizing the environment and public health. But the group notes that, with a new President who has promised to rollback federal protections and nominated an environmental cabinet that denies climate change, the organization looks to Governor Hogan to show that conservation is not a partisan concern and that supporting public health and protecting natural treasures are good for business.  

    “This report card reflects both Governor Hogan’s strengths and opportunities for improvement over the last two years,” said Karla Raettig, Maryland LCV Executive Director. “We hope the Governor’s office will work with us to us to live up to his promise to be an environmental champion who uses Maryland’s extraordinary natural resources to promote a healthy economy and improved lives for all Marylanders, regardless of income, demographic profile, or zip code.”

  • MARYLAND LEAGUE OF CONSERVATION VOTERS ANNOUNCES LEGISLATIVE PRIORITIES FOR THE 2017 MARYLAND GENERAL ASSEMBLY SESSION

    IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                               Contact: Karla Raettig, 202-674-3174 (c)

    January 11, 2017                                                                                 Email: kraettig@mdlcv.org

    MARYLAND LEAGUE OF CONSERVATION VOTERS ANNOUNCES LEGISLATIVE PRIORITIES FOR THE 2017 MARYLAND GENERAL ASSEMBLY SESSION

    Environmental Group Outlines Legislative Priorities Beneficial to All Marylanders

    Annapolis, MD – On the first day of the 2017 Maryland General Assembly Legislative session, Maryland League of Conservation Voters (Maryland LCV) announces their environmental priorities. They will work with diverse coalitions across the state, made up of other environmental advocates, faith leaders, labor unions, business leaders, and social justice groups.

    “We look forward to working with the General Assembly this session to aggressively address issues of climate change, water pollution, environmental justice, and trash,” says Karla Raettig, executive director of Maryland LCV. “Maryland legislators have a responsibility to their constituents and all Marylanders to protect the environment for generations to come.”

  • Maryland LCV Releases 2016 Environmental Scorecards

    IMMEDIATE RELEASE    
     
    For more information contact:
    July 25, 2016
    Karla Raettig, 202-674-3174 (c)
     
    MARYLAND LCV SCORECARD LAUDS LEGISLATURE FOR STRONG ACTION ON ENVIRONMENT BUT SAYS SOME PRIORITIES OVERLOOKED OR DEFEATED
     
    Environment Group Vows to Help Overturn Governor Hogan’s Veto of Climate Legislation