Maryland's Greenhouse Gas Reduction Plan: Executive Summary
"Climate change is real. Scientists agree. It's happening now. It's harmful and human-caused. We can make a difference through our actions." In 2009, Governor Martin O’Malley and Maryland’s General Assembly charged the State with developing a Greenhouse Gas Reduction Plan that will reduce greenhouse gases 25 percent by the year 2020. This executive summary provides an overview of Maryland’s Plan, describing Maryland’s vulnerability to climate change and summarizing Maryland’s 150-plus Greenhouse Gas Reduction programs and initiatives and their associated benefits.