State of Maryland Archives: on Environment


Ben Jealous: Protecting our planet is not just a moral imperative

Climate Change: Consider climate change a serious threat? Limit or tax production of greenhouse gasses?

Hogan: Considers a threat. More mixed on regulations. Vetoed increasing required percentage of renewables for utilities to buy, saying costs too high.

Jealous: Yes. "Protecting our planet is not just a moral imperative, it is an economic opportunity that Maryland can take to propel our state forward." Climate Justice Program was first program launched when NAACP president.

Source: 2018 CampusElect.org Issue Guide on Maryland Governor race Nov 1, 2018

Ian Schlakman: Supports EPA regulation

Q: Do you support or oppose the statement, "Fight EPA regulatory over-reach"?

A: Strongly oppose

Source: OnTheIssues interview of 2018 Maryland Governor candidate Aug 21, 2018

Ben Jealous: Protecting environment will give back economic opportunities

As a life-long environmentalist, I know that protecting our planet is not just a moral imperative, it is an economic opportunity that Maryland can take to propel our state forward. Protecting our environment is as much a question of doing the right thing by ourselves as it is doing right by our kids. I want my children to be able to swim in the Bay for decades and grow up in a state on the cutting edge of the 21st century.
Source: 2018 Maryland Gubernatorial campaign website, BenJealous.com Jun 26, 2018

Richard Madaleno: Increase funding for Chesapeake Bay Trust

Source: OnTheIssues interview of 2018 Maryland Governor candidate Jun 1, 2018

Shawn Quinn: Fight EPA regulatory over-reach

Q: Do you support or oppose the statement, "Fight EPA regulatory over-reach"?

A: Support

Source: OnTheIssues interview of 2018 Maryland Governor candidate May 13, 2018

Arvin Vohra: Fight EPA regulatory over-reach

Q: Do you support or oppose the statement, "Fight EPA regulatory over-reach"?

A: Support.˙

Source: OnTheIssues interview of 2018 Maryland Senate candidate Mar 30, 2018

Arvin Vohra: Our biggest polluter is the American Government

When we increase protections for private property rights and sell all government-owned land, we help protect the environment, endangered species, and all industries dependent on the land or water. We enable the people who care the most about every square inch of this country to own them and make the best decisions possible. We also ensure that regulations and enforcement of those decisions will be effectively executed. I want to protect America from the biggest polluter: the government.
Source: 2018 Maryland Senate campaign website VoteVohra.com Dec 12, 2017

Maya Cummings: Environmental protection a priority

Protect our natural environment so that we can sustain our precious ecosystem and ensure the vitality of the Chesapeake Bay.
Source: 2018 Maryland Gubernatorial website MayaForMaryland.com Oct 15, 2017

Alec Ross: Ready to confront major polluters

The Chesapeake Bay is one of Ross's big-ticket issues, and he considers himself "pretty far left" on environmental issues, despite having grown up in what he called "coal country." Those who say stopping the runoff from farms-- major sources of pollution--would be bad for economic development are wrong, he said. The Chesapeake Bay is better for the environment and could allow other industries, including organic farming, to flourish, Ross added.
Source: The Diamondback on 2018 Maryland gubernatorial race Sep 27, 2017

Larry Hogan: Reduce nitrogen, phosphorus, and sediment in Chesapeake Bay

We have been leading with bold initiatives to safeguard our environment: