Comprehensive Conservation Finance Legislation

Legislation has passed the Maryland Senate by a unanimous vote that aims to attract more private investment to achieve Chesapeake Bay and climate goals, as well as environmental justice goals. The bill, SB0737, was introduced by Sen. Jim Rosapepe (D-21) and co-sponsors Senators Will Smith, Guy Guzzone, Mary Washington, Sarah Elfreth, Ron Young and Katie Fry Hester. We’ve summarized some of its key provisions here.

The bill has attracted support from a number of regional and national businesses, investors, and nonprofit organizations that are focused on restoration, conservation, water quality, environmental justice, and climate work. We share some of these letters below.