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Equality, More or Less: How the Supreme Court Might Fix Gerrymandering

, Kendall Science Fellow

This week the Supreme Court prepared to make voting rights history ahead of the 2020 Census redistricting cycle. Justices heard oral arguments in two partisan gerrymandering cases: a Republican gerrymander in North Carolina (Rucho v Common Cause) and a Democratic gerrymander in Maryland (Lamone v Benesik). Plaintiffs in these cases are seeking relief and a standard to rein in state legislative attempts to maximize partisan advantage through the manipulation of district boundaries.

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How Maryland Can Build a Clean and Modern Transportation System

, Senior vehicles engineer

The Maryland transportation system faces a myriad of challenges. Poor air quality, rising global warming emissions, and a crumbling transportation infrastructure, to name a few. To address these issues, the state is considering strategies that would lower transportation-related emissions, bring in funding and enable the state to build a modern, clean and equitable transportation system.

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Year in Review: How 8 States Made 2016 a Huge Year for Clean Energy

, Energy policy analyst

With the Clean Power Plan’s future up in the air, and concerns about how science might fare given the recent election results, some may think 2016 wasn’t a great year for clean energy.  However, lots of great state level policies were passed — some with bipartisan support—and there’s even some good news on the national front. Read more >

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Six Candidates, Three Debates, ZERO Arguments About Climate Science

, , former science communication officer

There was a slight thaw in the climate change debate this month. Six candidates for high office – three Republicans and three Democrats – publicly debated what to do about climate change instead of arguing about the science. Read more >

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Climate Change in Maryland: The Health of the State’s Economy Depends on How We Respond

, , Deputy director, Climate & Energy

According to a new report from the Labor Network for Sustainability, Maryland’s working people are already suffering the consequences of climate change and many jobs may be under threat in the future. Read more >

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