Lawmakers view state climate ‘pathway’ recommendations through parochial lenses
Maryland Matters, September 6, 2023
Maryland’s elected leaders recently had the opportunity to weigh in on the state’s climate plan during a virtual session between the Maryland Department of the Environment and state lawmakers. The plan contains recommendations for meeting Maryland’s climate goals of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 60% by 2031 and reaching net-zero carbon emissions by 2045, and was created in part using economic modeling from the Regional Economic Studies Institute. Among other issues, lawmakers asked questions about transit development, impact on the state’s agriculture industry, and expressed concerns about impacts on propane used frequently for heating in Western Maryland.