Monday, February 19, 2007
Maryland Legislature Considers Global Warming Bills
The Global Warming Solutions Act would reduce total greenhouse gas emissions from Maryland cars, homes and power plants to 1990 levels by 2020. The bill was introduced by House majority leader, Delegate Kumar Barve ( D-Montgomery) and Sen. Paul G. Pinsky (D-Prince George's)
The Clean Cars Bill is also being considered by the legislature that requires Maryland to adopt California emission standards, which are stricter than federal standards. Auto manufacturers are required to have new gas-saving technology in cars by model year 2011 and sell a percentage of low emission cars, such as hybrids. The bill is cosponsored by Delegate Elizabeth Bobo (D-Howard(l. (Southern Maryland Online).