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Public Health and Environmental Groups Announce Intent to Take Gov. Hogan to Court for Unlawfully Blocking Clean Air Protections

Unlawful actions on his first day in office put the five million Marylanders that live in areas designated as having unhealthy levels of smog at more risk

Chesapeake Physicians for Social Responsibility and Sierra Club represented by Earthjustice announced today that they will hold Governor Hogan, the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) and the Maryland Division of State Documents accountable for failing to implement new clean air protections to clean up coal-fired power plants that had been finalized and adopted prior to Gov. Hogan taking office. The public health and environmental groups submitted a 30-day notice of their intent to file a lawsuit today, as mandated under Maryland law, to require the publication and enforcement of the adopted clean air protections.


SunEdison Signs Supply Agreements Which Enable Addition of 1.6 Gigawatts of Wind Energy Projects to Development Engine

SunEdison, Inc., a leading global solar technology manufacturer and provider of solar energy services, and TerraForm Power, Inc., a global owner and operator of clean energy power plants, announced that SunEdison had purchased new turbines that will enable SunEdison to develop up to 1.6 gigawatts (GW) of incremental wind energy projects which qualify for the U.S. federal production tax credit (PTC). TerraForm will purchase the projects from SunEdison once they achieve commercial operation.


NAACP Releases Tool to Help City Planners Integrate Equity in Resilience Building

The NAACP released “Equity in Resilience Building for Climate Change Adaptation Planning”, a document that catalogues indicators for integrating and measuring resilience building for climate adaption planning.  The NAACP will first share the document at an introductory workshop at a convening hosted by the Kresge Foundation for its resilience grantees. The Kresge Foundation is one of the largest and most consistent supporters of climate change resilience work in urban communities. Their work aims to support capacity building of communities to advance policy change and create programs that engage communities in building resilience to climate change impacts and beyond.


Energy Department Announces 2016 Collegiate Wind Competition Participants

The Energy Department announced the twelve collegiate teams that have been selected to participate in the Department's second Collegiate Wind Competition. The Collegiate Wind Competition challenges teams of undergraduate students to design and build a model wind turbine based on market research and siting considerations, develop a business plan to market their products, and test their turbines against a set of rigorous performance criteria. Bringing together the next generation of wind energy pioneers with today's industry leaders, the 2016 Collegiate Wind Competition will take place at the annual American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) WINDPOWER Conference and Exhibition in New Orleans, Louisiana, from May 23 to 26, 2016.


Let’s Move Salad Bars to Schools Celebrates 4,000th Salad Bar Donation

Let's Move Salad bar reaches a milestone of 4,000 salad barsLet’s Move Salad Bars to Schools (LMSB2S) is thrilled to announce that the partnership has granted it’s 4,000th school salad bar serving more than 2 million kids a day. This represents an investment of over $10 million by the LMSB2S partners, foundations and corporate and non-­‐‑profit donors. A sub-­‐‑initiative in support of First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! program, Let’s Move Salad Bars to Schools provides salad bar equipment and training to schools and districts across America who are enrolled in the National School Lunch Program. The organization was founded in 2010 by Whole Foods Market, the United Fresh Start Foundation, the Chef Ann Foundation, and the National Fruit and Vegetable Alliance1. The Whole Kids Foundation, LMSB2S’ largest sustaining partner, helped make this milestone happen with a $750,000 donation last month.


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