A new Maryland law will require the state to reduce gas emissions by 40 percent from 2006 levels by 2030.
Gov. Larry Hogan (R) signed the Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Act into law late Monday. The legislation follows a recommendation from the Maryland Commission on Climate Change and builds upon the 2009 Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction Act.
According to WMAR Baltimore, California and New York are the only two states with higher climate goals.
“This law is expected to help create and maintain tens of thousands of jobs and represents a balanced, science-based approach to reduce carbon pollution,” the governor’s office said in a statement on Monday.