The MD Power Dialog engaged Maryland college and university students in meaningful dialog with state regulators, legislators and peers about the implementation of the federal Clean Power Plan in the State of Maryland.

The MD Power Dialog, a collaboration between St. Mary’s College of Maryland and Salisbury University, was held on Monday, April 4th, 2016, 9:30 am – 4:00 pm at the State Capital in Annapolis.

The Clean Power Plan, a set of new rules established by the US EPA in August 2015 for electric power plants, is designed to reduce climate changing carbon emissions by allowing each state flexibility to establish its own implementation plan that meets federal standards.

The MD Department of Environmental Protection ( DEP) is in the process of developing a State Implementation Plan for Maryland.

The program included a Keynote address by Bob Musil, President of the Rachel Carson Council, presentations by key regulators and legislators followed by student-led Q & A sessions, a networking lunch, and roundtable discussions.

A variety of educational resources are provided here for participants to prepare themselves for a productive dialog.

The MD Power Dialog was one of a number of dialogs coordinated by the Bard Center for Environmental Policy.



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