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Lawmakers push for Hogan to sign clean energy jobs bill

Posted at 6:24 PM, May 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-09 08:55:30-04

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Four bike riders will pedal 150 miles from Annapolis to Frederick to urge Governor Larry Hogan to sign the Maryland Clean Energy Jobs Act.

The bill would mandate the state use 50 percent renewable electricity by 2030. Examples of renewable energy are solar and wind power.

The bill will also help employ residents.

"It’s also a job creator for Maryland," said Brooke Harper with Chesapeake Climate Action Network. "Maryland will be able to create 19,000 in state solar jobs with the passage of this bill and also make sure we are bringing the offshore wind energy here to Maryland."

The riders will also stop in Ellicott City to discuss climate change and flooding.

They plan to reach Frederick by Friday.