Monthly Business Meeting
Thursday, April 12, 7 PM
Annapolis Friends Meeting House
Events of Interest to CSGA
Rally for a Safety Study / We are Cove Point
April 12, Noon - Governor's Mansion, Annapolis
Dirt! The Movie / Prince Georges's County Department of the Environment
April 13, Noon - Prince Georges's County Department of the Environment, Largo
March for Science / March for Science
April 14, 9 AM - National Mall, Washington
Where's the Bill? Climate Day of Action / Chesapeake Climate Action Network
April 13, 12:30 PM, Wilson Building, Washington
Monthly Meeting / Annapolis Chapter of Citizens' Climate Lobby
April 14, 12:30 PM, Unitarian Universalist Church, Annapolis
Planting Peace / Greenbelt Climate Action Network
April 15, 2:30 PM, Greenbelt Community Church, Greenbelt
Hearing / Prince George's District Council
April 16, 1:30 PM, County Administration Bldg, Upper Marlboro
Rally to Divest DC from Wells Fargo! / Chesapeake Climate Action Network
April 18, 8:30 AM - Wilson Building, Washington
Rally to Keep Maryland Frack Free / AMP Creeks Council
April 18, 5 PM - Maryland Department of the Environment, Baltimore
Meeting / Anne Arundel Agriculture, Farming and Agritourism Commission
April 19, 8:30 AM - Anne Arundel Economic Development Corporation, Annapolis
Rally for a Safety Study / We are Cove Point
April 19, Noon - Governor's Mansion, Annapolis
Gubernatorial Candidate Forum / Maryland League of Conservation Voters
April 19, 6:30 PM - Peabody Heights Brewery, Baltimore
Food Chains / Prince Georges's County Department of the Environment
April 20, Noon - Prince Georges's County Department of the Environment, Largo
Culture, Climate and Change / Eastern Shore Land Conservancy
April 21, 9 AM - Washington College, Chestertown
Earth Day / Baltimore Green Forum
April 22, 4 PM - Maryland Presbyterian Church, Towson
News, Information, and Opinion of Interest to CSGA
Maryland approves $4.5B Washington Gas acquisition by AltaGas - Washington Business Journal
This would be the second big energy merger in Greater Washington in the last several years.
A “rough” legislative session for environmental groups ended with the failure of two key proposals — one better measuring Maryland forest loss and another cutting off green-energy subsidies for a Baltimore trash incinerator.
Maryland must stand with California on clean cars and clean air - Baltimore Sun
With EPA seeking to roll back fuel efficiency standards, states must again take the lead on fighting pollution and climate change.
There may be an unexpected victim of coal generator FirstEnergy Solutions Corp.’s bankruptcy: a solar farm in Maryland.
DEQ is open to citizen pipeline monitors, director says | roanoke.com
State environmental regulators will accept help from citizen monitors now being trained to watch construction of the Mountain Valley Pipeline for violations of erosion, sedimentation and stormwater laws.
Virginia is a leader in developing an innovative and diverse energy marketplace to ensure the state’s economy will remain competitive well into the future.
Fifteen attorneys general and the city of Chicago filed a lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Administrator Scott Pruitt on Thursday for not controlling methane emissions.
China, solar power lead in green power investment - Houston Chronicle
Solar investments eclipsed all other forms of electricity generation in 2017 as China's green boom accelerated.
We need more carbon-free power, not less.
Partisan split on climate grows, even as U.S. fears are on the rise, poll finds - The Washington Post
Forty-five percent of those surveyed said global warming would pose a serious threat in their lifetimes, the highest level recorded since Gallup first asked in 1997.
Independents and Republicans are now less likely to believe global warming is real, or that it's caused by humans.
Finding common ground amid climate controversy » Yale Climate Connections
Generating productive conversations - ranters need not apply - and finding shared values on climate issues need not be impossible.
Sometimes Fighting Climate Change Means Breaking the Law | The New Yorker
Carolyn Kormann discusses a recent court ruling out of Boston, in which a judge held that a group of pipeline protesters’ acts of civil disobedience were justified by the threat that climate change poses.
Kinder Morgan has blinked in the face of relentless opposition from British Columbia to its plans to build a major oil pipeline. The Texas multinational energy company announced on Sunday that it was suspending all non-essential spending on its Trans Mountain expansion project, threatening to cancel it if it fails to reach an agreement with B.C. and other stakeholders on how to proceed.
These climate-skeptic-whispering tactics have nothing to do with science.
MIT and NREL study shows a tax on carbon-based fuels would go a long way toward curbing global climate change, sufficient to meet Paris Accord targets, and could be designed so that it doesn’t hurt the poorest households.
The National Park Service has deleted every mention of humans’ role in climate change in drafts of a report on risks from rising seas and storm surge.
Perry Bryant: There are solutions to climate change (Daily Mail) | wvgazettemail.com
Mark Perry of the conservative American Enterprise Institute recently proclaimed the virtues of “clean natural gas” in a Daily Mail Opinion page column.
A Danish off-shore wind company that has proposed projects in Massachusetts and Virginia will be opening an office in Atlantic City.
Revolution Now | NRDC
The future is here for clean energy technology.
WinnCompanies Completes Major Solar Project in Washington, D.C. | Housing Finance Magazine
The effort benefits families at the Atlantic Terrace Apartments and other low-income communities.
Seattle mayor proposes congestion pricing to fight climate change - Curbed Seattle
The congestion-reducing idea is one of many that could boost the city’s progress toward its Paris Agreement goals.