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Events & News - Apr 5

CSGA Events

Saving Snow

CSGA Movie Night

Friday, April 6, 7 PM

Annapolis Friends Meeting House

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 5, Noon - Governor's Mansion, Annapolis

Sea Level Rise, Changing Tides and Stronger Storm Surges in the Chesapeake Bay / Chesapeake Biological Laboratory

April 10, 7 PM - Bernie Fowler Laboratory, Solomons

This Changes Everything / Homewood Friends Meeting

April 10, 7 PM - Homewood Friends Meeting, Baltimore

Meeting #2 - Upper Chesapeake / No Eastern Shore Pipeline

April 11, 6:30 PM - Chesapeake House, North East

Rally for a Safety Study / We are Cove Point

April 12, Noon - Governor's Mansion, Annapolis

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

News, Information, and Opinion of Interest to CSGA

Federal report: High-tide flooding could happen ‘every other day’ by late this century - The Washington Post

The frequency of high-tide flooding has doubled along the East Coast in the past 15 years.

Bay Journal - Article: In case anyone is asking: Warmer temperatures hurt the Bay

This is fundamental to the science behind saving the Bay.

Virginia Supreme Court Rules Against Dominion in Solar Case - NBC29 WVIR Charlottesville, VA

The Virginia Supreme Court has upheld a case that makes it easier for big electric users to shop around for renewable energy.

Court Dismisses Exxon’s Effort to Block Climate Investigation - The New York Times

A federal judge in New York called a lawsuit brought by Exxon Mobil against state attorneys general in New York and Massachusetts “implausible.”

Electric charging stations a bright idea - Baltimore Sun

Baltimore stands to benefit from a greater investment in electric vehicle charging stations.

California Bans Climate-Warming HFCs in New Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration | InsideClimate News

The federal government may be walking back regulations on the climate-warming chemicals used in refrigeration and air conditioning, but the state of California isn’t.The California Air Resources Board (CARB) adopted a regulation last week that prohibits the use of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), chemicals that are between 1,000 and 3,000 times more potent than carbon dioxide. The decision follows a federal court ruling in August 2017 that found the EPA did not have the authority to regulate HFCs.

WVDEP Launches Webpage Dedicated to Helping Citizens Learn About Pipeline Projects | West Virginia Public Broadcasting

The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection has created a new webpage designed to help the public navigate maps and information.

Monroe County homeowners bracing for Mountain Valley Pipeline |

Other than the birds and the faint sound of the water flowing down Hans Creek, it’s silent in the mountains behind Norville Mann’s house.

A tree-sit protest of the Mountain Valley Pipeline has spread to Roanoke County |

Another pipeline protester has taken to the trees.

Editorial: Norfolk pipeline vote was realistic |

ANGER, RESENTMENT and frustration were among the feelings expressed in the wake of last month’s 5-2 vote by the Norfolk City Council to allow construction of a natural gas pipeline.

EPA Moves To Weaken Landmark Fuel Efficiency Rules : NPR

The EPA is rejecting landmark fuel efficiency rules for automobiles, a key part of President Obama's efforts to address climate change. The move could lead to another legal battle with California.

Grumbles: 'Maryland is an environmental leader' - Baltimore Sun

Md. environment secretary: Under Gov. Larry Hogan’s leadership, Maryland is living up to its strong commitment to environmental protection and climate change progress — and to protecting the health of our citizens.

Carbon Tax Would Be Fair and Clear the Air - WSJ

Big companies with a lot of skin in the game are predicting that consumers increasingly recognize that gas-powered vehicles are bad for our planet and want alternatives.

Bipartisan group introduces the USE IT act to promote carbon capture — Quartz

There's a technology that can put the world on track to beat climate change. But it remains on the fringe because it's thought to be expensive and risky.

On climate change, zero-sum thinking doesn't work | The Guardian

Joseph Robertson: There are win-win solutions to this problem.

Energy groups, greens slam utility’s plea for emergency rescue | TheHill

Groups representing certain energy sources are joining with environmentalists and others to criticize FirstEnergy Corp.’s

Coal Generator That Trump Tried to Save Files for Bankruptcy - Bloomberg

A power generator that pleaded for the Trump administration’s help in bailing out struggling coal and nuclear plants has filed for bankruptcy.

Sunoco will temporarily relocate residents while it conducts pipeline sinkhole study - Philly

The Mariner East 1 pipeline will remain shut down at least another month while Sunoco studies "subsurface anomalies" linked to sinkholes in Exton.

Leaked Memo: EPA Shows Workers How To Downplay Climate Change | HuffPost

Point 5: Suggest that humans are only responsible "in some manner."

Groundwater Monitoring Reveals Widespread Radioactivity at Duke Energy Coal Plants​ - Waterkeeper Alliance

EPA required monitoring to determine the extent to which coal ash impoundments and landfills were contaminating groundwater. The results confirm widespread groundwater contamination caused by coal ash around the country.

Guest editorial: Bail out coal communities, not coal executives |

I was the fourth generation in my family to work as a miner, and I worked my butt off in Utah’s coal mines.

Coal Country Rebelled Against Trump’s Candidate Last Night. Here’s Why. – Mother Jones

It wasn't about bringing shuttered plants back to life.

Voters back gas drilling, renewable energy - The Times-Tribune

State voters overwhelmingly favor promoting renewable energy sources over natural gas, according to a new poll released Wednesday.

‘This is a matter of life and death’: A Virginia community choking on coal dust pleads for help – ThinkProgress

Residents of Lambert's Point, Virginia have worked for years to fight the coal dust in their community, but their concerns continue to go unheard.

Young Americans Want to Save You From Climate Change | Nexus Media

It was one of the largest youth-led protests since the Vietnam War, as hundreds of thousands of Americans took to the capital to protest gun violence.

Survey: Majority of Americans want government to step up action on climate change | Michigan Radio

A majority of Americans now say all levels of government need to act on climate change.

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