Montgomery County Councilmember Marc Elrich is running for County Executive with public financing and plans to take on developers. Kim R. Ford is challenging fourteen-term Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton for her seat. We talk to both of them about their campaigns and look at the biggest political news of the week.
Maryland is joining with nine other states on the Eastern seaboard to create the country’s first mandatory “cap-and-trade” system for carbon emissions. The goal is to use market mechanisms to provide companies with incentives to invest in cleaner technology, while funding governmental environmental programs. But some economists are already questioning whether it will work as planned. We explore the future of “cap-and-trade” programs in the U.S.
- Judi Greenwald Director of Innovative Solutions, Pew Center on Global Climate Change
- Jeffrey Ball Environmental News Editor, Wall Street Journal
- Shari Wilson Secretary of the Environment, State of Maryland
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