Maryland House Delegation Press Gov. Hogan to Take Action on Climate
Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05), Elijah E. Cummings (MD-07), C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger (MD-02), John Sarbanes (MD-03), John K. Delaney (MD-06), Anthony G. Brown (MD-04) and Jamie Raskin (MD-08) sent a letter today to Governor Larry Hogan, imploring him to help make Maryland a leader in addressing climate change.
The letter comes after President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement and ahead of Governor Hogan’s trade mission to London and Paris, which begins on Saturday, June 17. The United States joins Syria and Nicaragua – which refused to sign because the agreement did not go far enough – as the only other major countries that are not part of the agreement.
“President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement completely surrenders America’s leadership position in the international response to climate change,” The Members wrote. “We ask that you vocally and forcefully reject the President’s climate policies and join us in pursuing climate change solutions that support the development of clean energy jobs, are rooted in science and protect future generations.”
“We believe that the growing alliance of state, local and private partners joining in support of the Paris Climate Agreement could benefit from Maryland’s leadership,” the letter continues. “Taking an active role in the global conversation on climate action will burnish our state’s legacy of environmental stewardship and help us protect treasures like the Chesapeake Bay.”
A full copy of the letter is can be found: sarbanes.house.gov/sites/sarbanes.house.gov/files/House_Delegation_Letter_to_Hogan_on_Climate.pdf