The Baltimore Sun reports:
Gov. Martin O’Malley said Thursday Maryland has a “moral imperative” to avert climate change and that the state has been falling short of its ambitious goal to cut greenhouse gases emissions by 25 percent by 2020.
To meet the goal, O’Malley outlined several strategies for more quickly reducing the release of gases driving global warming — including increasing renewable energy sources, boosting composting programs, doubling ridership on public transit and cutting energy consumption.
“This work is hard,” O’Malley said during a climate change summit outside Baltimore. “It is life and death hard.”