One of the few positives for environmentalists this week was the success of candidates and most ballot issues in California, but Maryland was another bright green patch of the 2010 election.

The Baltimore Sun’s blog reports the “Maryland League of Conservation Voters says that 88 percent of the candidates it endorsed — 119 out of 138 — won their races on Tuesday, with two races still too close to call as of mid-day Wednesday.” That's not too bad, but it wasn’t just candidates that greenies got behind. In Baltimore, the city approved a charter amendment that will establish funding for sustainability promotion, park maintenance and improvements to the urban environment.

But let’s not get too carried away with the good news in Maryland. A bill sponsored by U.S. Sen. Benjamin Cardin that asks for funding of a new Chesapeake Bay cleanup project is reported to have a much rougher road to make it into law now that Republicans control the House of Representatives.
It's good to be green in Maryland politics
Environmentalists across the nation may be trying to put Election Day behind them, but there's a bright spot in Maryland.