The public comment period for Maryland's climate change plan is now open and your opinions and ideas are needed.
In 2009, Maryland Governor O'Malley and the Maryland General Assembly passed theGreenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Act of 2009. The law requires the State to develop and implement a plan to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions 25 percent by 2020.
Maryland is among the states most vulnerable to climate change. With the fourth longest tidal coastline, Maryland is the third most vulnerable state to sea level rise -- one of the major consequences of climate change. 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.
Public Meeting Dates:
May 8, 2012 - noon - 2 p.m. Elkton Central Library 301 Newark Avenue Elkton, Maryland 21921 410-996-5600
May 15, 2012 - noon - 2 p.m.
Queen Anne's County Health Department 206 North Commerce Street Centreville, Maryland 21617 410-758-0720
May 24,2012 - noon - 2 p.m. C. Burr Artz Public Library First Floor - Community Room 110 East Patrick Street Frederick, Maryland 21701 301-600-1630
May 31, 2012 - 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Maryland Department of Natural Resources C1 Conference Room 580 Taylor Avenue Annapolis, Maryland 21401 1-877-620-8367
June 5, 2012 - 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Maryland Department of the Environment First Floor - Aqua & Terra Conference Rooms 1800 Washington Boulevard Baltimore, Maryland 21230 410-537-3240