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Environment

The 27th District’s past, present and future are tied to its natural bounty. Our district touches the Potomac River on the west, the Chesapeake Bay on the east, and is divided down the middle by the Patuxent River. Senator Miller believes we will be judged by the next generation in large part based on our stewardship of our natural resources, which is why he has been an aggressive advocate for legislation to protect our environment.

While the federal government under President Trump has stepped back from its commitments to help protect our environment, Maryland has taken steps to improve water quality in the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries, including banning phosphorus and nitrogen runoff, banning fracking, and entering the US Climate Alliance.

Senator Miller has supported bold actions to improve air quality for all Marylanders. He voted for the Maryland Clean Cars Act, which requires stricter emissions limits on automobiles sold in Maryland. He also voted to reduce Maryland greenhouse gas emissions by supporting legislation which sets a goal of a 40% reduction in emissions by the year 2030.  Senator Miller supported legislation to require that 25% of Maryland’s energy production come from renewable resources such as wind and solar, and has supported offshore wind and fought any attempts to weaken these laws. These strong steps ensure Maryland’s government is doing its part to protect our environment for generations to come.