Monday, May 07, 2012

Maryland Dept of the Environment Climate Change Hearings

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 the Greenhouse 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

May 15, 2012 - noon - 2 p.m.
Queen Anne's County Health Department
206 North Commerce Street
Centreville, Maryland 21617

May 24,2012 - noon - 2 p.m.
C. Burr Artz Public Library
First Floor - Community Room
110 East Patrick Street
Frederick, Maryland 21701

May 31, 2012 - 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Maryland Department of Natural Resources
C1 Conference Room
580 Taylor Avenue
Annapolis, Maryland 21401

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

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