An effort to reconcile the competing versions of major environmental legislation collapsed in the final hours of the General Assembly session Monday night, rendering the Climate Solutions Now Act of 2021 dead. Less than three hours before midnight, Sen. Paul G. Pinsky (D-Prince George’s) told the Education, Health and Environmental Affairs Committee that the House had rejected his “compromise proposal” for the wide-ranging climate bill. “It was take it or leave it,” Pinsky said in an interview minutes after the announcement. The House “eviscerated the original bill” and climate activists would have been disappointed supporting something that “didn’t move the needle too much,” he continued.
Climate Bill Dies as House and Senate Fail to Compromise
April 13, 2021