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Governor O’Malley to Host Climate Change Summit With Leading Scientists, Community & Business Leaders; Release Final Greenhouse Gas Reduction Plan
BALTIMORE, MD (July 19, 2013) — On Thursday, July 25, Governor Martin O’Malley will host a Climate Change Summit on the progress Maryland has made in reducing greenhouse gas emissions that cause climate change and the important actions that still need to be taken to meet our goals. Governor O’Malley will release the State’s Greenhouse Gas Reduction Plan.

Under Governor O'Malley's leadership, Maryland is moving forward to address climate change with a Plan that will reduce greenhouse gases 25 percent by 2020. 

The Summit will include presentations and panel discussions that feature leading Climate Change Scientists, renewable energy business leaders, elected government officials and environmental and community advocates.

Media, please RSVP to Adrienne.Diaczok@maryland.gov by 3 p.m. on Wednesday, July 24, with your name and contact information. The Governor's speech and panel will be viewable via livestream at climatechange.maryland.gov

 

What

Governor O’Malley to release Maryland’s Greenhouse Gas Reduction Plan

 

When

Thursday July 25, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. (set up at 9:00 a.m.)

 

Where

Maritime Institute & Conference Center, 692 Maritime Boulevard in Linthicum Heights, MD 21090. Click here for directions.

 

Who

  • Martin O’Malley, Governor of Maryland
  • Robert M. Summers, Secretary, Maryland Department of the Environment

 

Panelists

  • Dr. Donald Boesch, President, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science
  • Dr. Cindy J. Parker, Co-Director, Program on Global Sustainability and Health at Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
  • Fred D. Mason, Jr., President, Maryland State and District of Columbia, AFL-CIO
  • Scott Wiater, President, Standard Solar
  • Margo G. Bailey, Mayor of Chestertown
  • Mike Tidwell, Director, Chesapeake Climate Action Network

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