The Chesapeake Climate Action Network (CCAN) is tickled about Maryland superhero_greenGov. Martin O’Malley’s announcement that he’s pushing for passage of the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Act of 2009.  According to CCAN, it is the same bill (formerly the Global Warming Solutions Act) that environmental, faith, health, campus, and business groups have been strongly supporting for the last two years.  See CCAN’s blog entry for more info.

The centerpiece of the bill calls for statewide reduction in greenhouse gas emissions of 25% from 2006 levels by 2020, and directs the Maryland Department of the Environment to craft a plan and a timeline to achieve those goals.  Read the governor’s release.

CCAN’s grassroots advocacy efforts include promoting a write-in campaign thanking Gov. O’Malley for his leadership.