A note from Executive Director, Kim Coble on Abell Foundation Report

Maryland was once a leader in addressing climate but has fallen behind other states, including Massachusetts. Now, the Abell Foundation has issued an important new report that outlines steps Maryland must take “…to re-establish itself as a national leader as it responds to the repercussions of a warming climate.” 

We urge you to take a look at the Abell Foundation’s report, Turning Up the Heat on Cooling Down the Planet: Comparing the Climate Leadership Actions of Maryland and Massachusetts. And if you haven’t already, please consider also reviewing Maryland LCV’s recently released Governor’s Report Card and 2021 Environmental Scorecard. These scorecards outline in detail the inadequate response of our elected leaders to the climate crisis. Along with the Abell Foundation’s report, they provide a clarion call to Maryland’s politicians to act urgently to meet today’s climate challenges. 

I hope you will enjoy these reports and share them widely with your networks. The 2022 legislative session and our state-wides elections are just around the corner. Now is the time to call for Maryland’s elected officials to do more to meaningfully combat the climate crisis and protect our environmental health. 

As always, thank you for your support. We look forward to continuing to work with you on behalf of Maryland’s land, air, water, and communities.


Kim Coble