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WGMD: Maryland Joins the US Climate Alliance

January 30, 2023
WGMD reports on Governor Wes Moore’s announcement to continue Maryland’s membership in the U.S. Climate Alliance.

“Maryland has joined the US Climate Alliance as Governor Wes Moore reaffirms his commitment to combating climate change. The Governor has proposed a $422-million investment in protecting Maryland’s environment through programs funded by the transfer tax that supports land preservation and operations a capital projects in state parks. Another $129-million in General Funds will fully fund the transfer tax repayment provision as revised by the Great Maryland Outdoors Act.


Additional information from the Governor’s release: ‘We are often told climate change is a problem for the future, something you only have to worry about if you live on farmland or in a flood zone–but climate change is an existential threat for our entire state, and it is happening now,’ said Governor Wes Moore. ‘Confronting climate change represents an opportunity for Maryland to lead—and together, we can be a leader in wind technology, in grid electrification, and in clean transit.’”

About the Alliance

Launched on June 1, 2017 by the governors of Washington, New York, and California to help fill the void left by the previous administration’s decision to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris Agreement, the Alliance has grown to include governors from across the U.S. Governors in the Alliance have pledged to collectively reduce greenhouse gas emissions by at least 26-28% below 2005 levels by 2025, at least 50-52% below 2005 levels by 2030, and collectively achieve overall net-zero greenhouse gas emissions as soon as practicable, and no later than 2050.


Alliance states and territories are achieving lower levels of air pollution, delivering more energy savings to homes and businesses, preparing more effectively for climate impacts, generating more electricity from zero-carbon sources, and collectively employing over 40% more workers in the clean energy sector than the rest of the country. For more information on Alliance members’ bipartisan, cross-sector climate action, see our Fact Sheet.