The Maryland Department of the Environment has drafted a plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the state by 25 percent by the year 2020. The plan, which you can read here, includes 65 pollution control measures to address the potential impact of climate change.
Maryland is the third most vulnerable state to sea level rise, one of the major consequences of climate change, according to the state agency. Rising sea levels, along with increased storm intensity, could have devastating and far-reaching environmental and economic impacts on the Chesapeake Bay ecosystem and the quality of life Marylanders currently enjoy.
The state environmental agency is holding public hearings on the plan at 6 p.m. on May 31 at the Maryland Department of Natural Resources Conference Room C1, at 580 Taylor Avenue in Annapolis. A second public hearing will be held at 6 p.m. on June 5 at the Maryland Department of the Environment, 1800 Washington Boulevard in Baltimore. For more information, click here.