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The Center for Integrative Environmental Research (CIER) at the University of Maryland addresses complex environmental challenges through research that explores the dynamic interactions among environmental, economic and social forces and stimulates active dialogue with stakeholders, researchers and decision makers.
Pollution and other harmful activities degrade the Bay. The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) fights for strong and effective laws and regulations. CBF also works cooperatively with government, business, and citizens in partnerships to protect and restore the Bay. When necessary, we use legal means to force compliance with existing laws.
The Chesapeake Climate Action Network (CCAN) is the first grassroots, nonprofit organization dedicated exclusively to fighting global warming in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C.
Representative Christopher Van Hollen (D-MD) introduced the Cap and Dividend Act of 2009.
What are the prospects for sustainability within the Department of Agriculture under the Obama Administration?
After some delay since her January 14 confirmation hearings, on January 22, the U.S. Senate finally confirmed Lisa Jackson as the new head Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. Many environmentals and scientists were pleased to hear her that "political appointees will not compromise the integrity of EPA's technical experts to advance particular regulatory outcomes."
In her January 23 memo to EPA employees, Jackson identified five priorities:
Making a Down Payment on the Green Economy
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Washington, DC. The challenge of reconciling economic development and environmental protection especially confronts each new head of the US Commerce Department. Given the increased emphasis on job creation and economic recovery, to what degree will the new Commerce Secretary frame these priorities from a sustainable development perspective? Sustainability principles and values are currently part of the Commerce Department's domain, as noted in the promotion of sustainable manufacturing, sustainable fisheries, and economic and scientific strategies to address climate change.
A New Climate for Energy:
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