Today, the Maryland House of Delegates approved the Climate Solutions Now Act of 2022 by a vote of 95 to 42.
The House vote follows the state Senate’s approval of the legislation on March 14. Now that the House has approved it, the two chambers need to work out differences in the versions before the bill is sent to Gov. Larry Hogan for his approval or veto.
In response to the House passage of the bill, CBF’s Maryland Executive Director Josh Kurtz issued the following statement:
“This legislation puts the state on a path toward decarbonization and will reduce Maryland’s overall greenhouse gas emissions over the next 20 years. We owe it to future generations of Marylanders to address the root causes of the stronger storms, rising sea levels, and higher temperatures that threaten their quality of life and this bill is a strong step toward doing so. We’re looking forward to the bill officially becoming law. CBF thanks House leadership and the delegates who helped defend this bill against several weakening amendments.”