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Trees are the Answer, April 7th, 2014

Ask a question about our environment – the Chesapeake Bay, air quality, wildlife habitat, even climate change – and more likely than not, trees are a big  part of the answer. Trees clean the air we breathe and filter the water we drink.  They provide homes for all types of birds and animals.  They help  Read the Rest…

Aiding and Abetting Bad Behavior, March 4th, 2014

The Chesapeake Bay is not only an essential natural resource for Maryland, but also for the United States. It is a recognized national treasure. Here in our great State, we’ve taken on this moral imperative by making a commitment to restore the Bay and ensure that it’s an economically and ecologically viable resource for our  Read the Rest…

Natural Resources Police: Protecting and Preserving the Waters we Love, January 17th, 2014

At the heart of our State’s history and economy is the Chesapeake Bay.  For the last seven years we have made the better choices to restore the health of this natural jewel—the largest estuary in the world. We have improved the health of the rivers and streams that run into the Bay, planted a record  Read the Rest…

CSX Oyster Shell Partnership, December 13th, 2013

Baltimore, MD As prepared for delivery Thank you very much, Joe. And thank you all very much for being here on this balmy day. It’s wonderful to be joined by so many who are really committed to seeing the health of our Chesapeake Bay restored. Bob Perciasepe , David O’Neil, thank you for being here. Michael Ward, thank  Read the Rest…

Maryland Builds International Partnerships for Offshore Wind Energy Investment, December 6th, 2013

President Barack Obama recently used his weekly radio address to talk about opportunities to strengthen our national economy while reducing our carbon footprint. Clean energy is about more than reducing our environmental impact. It means jobs, economic revitalization and innovating for our future. These priorities took center stage as members of a Maryland delegation signed  Read the Rest…

Guanabara Bay-Chesapeake Bay Partnership, December 5th, 2013

Niteroi, Brazil Bom dia, good morning. Governor Neves, Vice Governor Grael, thank you for hosting us here in Niteroi. It’s great to be here with all of you today, in this beautiful city, as we  learn from one another in taking on the great challenges of the Chesapeake Bay and Guanabara Bay. There is a  Read the Rest…

National League of Conservation Voters Annual Dinner, November 13th, 2013

New York, NY As prepared for delivery Good evening. It’s great to be here with all of you tonight. Karla, thank you very much for all that you do in Maryland. Gene and Scott, it’s great to be here with you. The Showtime series Years of Living Dangerously is a brilliant and much needed call  Read the Rest…

ICYMI: President Obama Appoints Governor O’Malley to Task Force on Climate Preparedness, November 1st, 2013

“Maryland is among the states most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change, including severe weather and sea-level rise. We have an obligation to do all we can to protect our land, infrastructure, and most importantly our citizens, and to make sure we are safe and prepared. That is why Maryland’s Greenhouse Gas Reduction Plan includes a comprehensive climate adaptation strategy, and is why I signed an Executive  Read the Rest…

Governor O’Malley Highlights Efforts to Strengthen the Middle Class, Protect Public Health and the Environment, October 31st, 2013

Sustainability Forum third in a series focusing on the Administration’s strategic goals    LAUREL, MD — Governor Martin O’Malley today hosted Maryland’s Better Choices, Better Results Forum on Sustainability,  the third in a series of statewide sessions designed to foster an ongoing, collaborative dialogue on strengthening the middle class.  More than 300 stakeholders joined the Governor, cabinet officials and  Read the Rest…

Maryland League of Conservation Voters: Climate Visionary Award, October 29th, 2013

Annapolis, MD Carol [Browner], thank you for your leadership, thank you for your voice and thank you for everything that you continue to do with the Center for American Progress. We in Maryland like to think that we are the center of American progress. (Applause) It feels that way tonight, doesn’t it? It is so  Read the Rest…