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September 18, 2018 In The News
Maryland officials have announced plans to appeal an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) decision to deny the state’s efforts to reduce emissions from 36 power plants in five upwind states.
September 17, 2018 In The News
Maryland plans to take the Trump administration to federal appeals court now that the Environmental Protection Agency has rejected the state's demands that it do more to limit coal power plant emissions in upwind states.
July 24, 2018 In The News
More than 40 lawmakers have penned a letter to Secretary of Defense James Mattis requesting both that mentions of climate change in military reports remain intact and that strategic defense plans acknowledge the effects of climate change on national security.
April 11, 2018 In The News

Members of a House task force on environmental justice sent a letter to Interior Department Secretary Ryan Zinke Wednesday criticizing him for recently reported comments on diversity, urging him to better use diverse resources at the department.

In the letter, the group of 31 Democratic leaders on the United for Climate and Environmental Justice Task Force call the reports that Zinke disparaged the importance of diversity "disturbing." 

August 1, 2017 In The News
At a town hall Monday night at Crofton Community Library, Rep. Anthony Brown discussed subjects ranging from international boycotts to local hospitals with a room full of constituents. He weighed in on national issues like health care. Brown said he is for single-payer health care — he has been the beneficiary of it himself, he said, during his time in the U.S. Army. He also commented on transgendered persons serving in the military, saying the military should want anyone who is ready, willing and able to serve.
June 14, 2017 In The News

Over in the House, Rep. Anthony Brown (D-Md.-4) said he was “very disappointed” in Trump’s decision. He argued that withdrawing will weaken America’s economy because other nations will have the opportunity to take the lead in green technology and infrastructure jobs.

“I think the decision lacks foresight. A commitment to address the challenges presented by climate change gives the United States an opportunity to demonstrate leadership,” Brown said, “In that absence, you’re going to have other countries demonstrate leadership instead.”

May 18, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Anthony Brown today led a bipartisan group of more than 100 Members of the House of Representatives in urging Department of Interior (DOI) Secretary Ryan Zinke to keep Atlantic and Pacific oceans off-limits to new oil and gas leases.