MARYLAND MATTERS: Gubernatorial Candidates Lay Out Climate Policies at Forum

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Ten candidates for governor laid out their plans to tackle climate change at a Tuesday night forum, a number of them supporting mass transit projects and protecting the Chesapeake Bay while dividing on what they consider to be clean energy, such as nuclear power.

…Baron said he also supported using nuclear power as a part of the state’s clean energy goals and endorsed the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative — a market-based effort among several states to reduce carbon dioxide emissions in the power sector — as a good model to follow. Baron said he would be “technology neutral” and support letting the market decide whether the state uses solar, wind, nuclear or other sources of power as clean energy.

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