Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Chesapeake Climate Action Network Announces Possible Deal on Global Warming Bill

In an email sent to supporters this morning, the Chesapeake Climate Action Network announced a potential deal on this year's version of the Global Warming Solutions Act.

The email states:

A hard-won consensus appears to be near between environmentalists, manufacturers, and union leaders concerning Maryland's historic Global Warming Solutions Act. With the state General Assembly set to begin in mid January, leaders within the Maryland climate movement spent several days in December participating in facilitated talks to work out an effective, fair agreement with union and business leaders. A final consensus agreement is expected on January 7th. The bill would mandate a 25 percent reduction in statewide greenhouse gas emissions by 2020.
The organization is holding a conference call on Thursday night to announce the details of the new bill.

Update: The Baltimore Sun has more.