Enviros Urge Md. Gov.-Elect Moore to Roll Back State Fossil Subsidies

"The advocates say they are “appalled” by Maryland Energy Administration grants aimed at promoting and expanding natural gas infrastructure in the state."

"Contrary to Maryland’s climate and clean energy goals, the Maryland Energy Administration has announced $9.25 million in grants for expanding natural gas infrastructure in the state, angering environmentalists who have called the move a handout to the fossil fuel industry at ratepayer’s expense.

The MEA grant announcement came the day after Maryland became one of four states in the midterm elections that chose Democratic governors and Democrats to run both houses of their state legislatures, enhancing what climate activists saw as the potential to make rapid progress on global warming.

The millions in grants for what the MEA said would be for a “cleaner, resilient energy program” are funded through the Maryland Gas Expansion Fund established by the state’s Public Service Commission."

Aman Azhar reports for Inside Climate News November 25, 2022.

Source: Inside Climate News, 11/28/2022