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 | wvgazettemail.com

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 | roanoke.com

Another pipeline protester has taken to the trees.

Editorial: Norfolk pipeline vote was realistic | pilotonline.com

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 Fi