Maryland LCV invited all four of the registered candidates for Maryland’s attorney general. Anthony Brown, Katie Curran O’Malley, and Jim Shalleck agreed to answer questions related to the role the office plays in defending the environment. Republican candidate Michael Anthony Peroutka did not respond to our invitation.
WHY YOU SHOULD CARE ABOUT WHO BECOMES OUR NEXT AG
Did you know that the Trump Administration tried to replace the Obama Administration’s Clean Power Plan from 2015? The proposed plan failed to regulate greenhouse gas emissions or other harmful air pollutants from coal and oil-burning power plants. Fortunately, the Maryland Office of Attorney General joined the fight challenging the rule change in court and won victory for clean air.
Did you know it was the Office of Attorney General that negotiated a $35.5 million settlement for the State of Maryland with Volkswagen as a result of their violation of our air quality control laws?
This election year, the position of Attorney General is one of three open statewide seats. Maryland League of Conservation Voters Education Fund wants to ensure voters are aware of the importance of the role of Attorney General in advancing and defending environmental policies.