Issues

Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative 

In the next few weeks, Department of the Environment Secretary Ben Grumbles will meet with other state leaders on renewing the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI). The moment has come for RGGI states to decide whether they will rise to the challenge of climate change, or simply maintain the status quo, with key decisions on RGGI’s level of ambition to be decided any day now.

Over the past eight and a half years of operation, RGGI has been an unquestioned success for Maryland and our neighboring states. Nearly 8 in 10 voters in RGGI states support strengthening carbon pollution limits, including Marylanders! All eyes are on RGGI and state and regional leadership as the Trump administration has abdicated responsibility for protecting Americans and the world from climate change.

Join Maryland LCV in urging Secretary Grumbles to advocate for the strongest possible update to the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative.>>