Prince George's County Releases Draft Climate Action Plan for Public Comment

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For immediate release:
November 1, 2021

For more information, contact:
Department of the Environment
Linda Lowe, Public Information Officer; (301) 836-2115

Brittani Garner, Public Information Officer; (301) 456-5619

Prince George’s County Releases Draft Climate Action Plan for Public Comment
Public review and comment period is November 1 to December 1, 2021

LARGO, MD – Today, the Prince George’s County Climate Action Commission (CAC) released the Draft Climate Action Plan (CAP) for public review and comment through December 1, 2021. The plan will be finalized in the winter of 2022. Residents, organizations, businesses, and County-based entities can comment on the plan by online form, email, regular mail, and in-person meetings.

The Climate Action Plan aims to help the County reach its carbon emissions goal of 50% reduction by 2030, compared with 2005 levels. The goal aligns with the State’s projection for 50% emission reduction by 2030 through the implementation of the Maryland 2030 Greenhouse Gas Reduction Plan and the Metropolitan Washington Council of Government’s goals for the region. The Prince George’s County Department of the Environment chairs the Climate Action Commission.

“The Climate Action Commission came together to write an ambitious plan with clear goals contributing to greenhouse gas reductions and the impacts of climate change that reflect our County and communities,” said Andrea L. Crooms, Director of the Prince George’s County Department of the Environment. “I look forward to hearing the feedback of County residents on the Draft Plan.” 

With the growing cost and impacts of climate-related disasters, the plan provides recommendations on how Prince George’s can invest in green infrastructure and programs, such as renewable energy, smart growth communities, low-carbon transportation, and resilient water systems.

The Draft Climate Action Plan outlines bold action for the County government, residents, and businesses to work together to bring about these changes and help create a future where all residents share the benefits of healthy air, clean water, job opportunities, and safe places to live, work and play.

The County will host in-person sessions on the Draft Climate Action Plan during the public comment period. For a list of upcoming sessions, to review details of the Draft Plan, recommended actions, and to provide feedback, visit


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