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Events & News April 11

CSGA Events


CSGA Business Meeting

Thursday, April 11, 7 PM

Annapolis Friends Meeting House






Incineration: Green or Black?

CSGA Discussion

Thursday, April 18, 7 PM

Annapolis Friends Meeting House

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Events of Interest to CSGA


High Tide in Dorchester / Homewood Friends Meeting

Apr 12, 7 PM - Homewood Friends Meeting, Baltimore


Visioning Anne Arundel - Making the Best Place / Anne Arundel County County Executive

Apr 13, 9 AM - DoubleTree Hilton, Annapolis


Annapolis Chapter Meeting / Citizens' Climate Lobby

Apr 13, 12:30 PM - Unitarian Universalist Church, Annapolis

Nonviolent Direct Action Training / Extinction Rebellion DC

Apr 13, 3:30 PM - St. Stephen & the Incarnation Episcopal Church, Washington


Mitigation Working Group Meeting / Maryland Commission on Climate Change

Apr 16, 10 AM - Maryland Department of the Environment, Baltimore


Education, Communication, and Outreach Working Group Meeting / Maryland Commission on Climate Change

Apr 17, 10:30 AM - Teleconference


Meeting / Baltimore Commission on Sustainability

Apr 18, 4 PM - Baltimore City Planning Office, Baltimore


News, Information, and Opinion of Interest to CSGA


Maryland lawmakers approve bill to become first state in the country to ban foam food containers - Baltimore Sun

The bill would make Maryland the first state in the country to ban polystyrene foam food containers and cups.


Protecting oil companies instead of the climate-vulnerable is elitist - Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

What’s really elitist is protecting a massively profitable industry rather than those who are most vulnerable to the effects of climate change.


Puerto Rico struggles to get disaster aid amid Congress, Trump showdown | NBC News

President Donald Trump again opposes Puerto Rico recovery aid, fueling debates between Senate Democrats, who wish to give more aid, and Republicans who disagree.


British religious activist Paul McAuley found dead in Peru | The Telegraph

A British religious activist who faced expulsion from Peru a decade ago for his work on behalf of indigenous communities was found dead Tuesday at a youth hostel he ran in the Amazon rain forest.


Parents around the world mobilise behind youth climate strikes | The Guardian

‘We owe it to our kids’: parents from 16 countries demand urgent climate action.


Climate change threatens one in three Bangladeshi children | Thompson Reuters Foundation

Worsening storms, sea level rise and other threats could drive worsening poverty, hunger, early marriage and child labour.


Groundbreaking scientific study maps out how to protect a third of the world’s oceans by 2030 | University of Oxford

As governments meet at the UN to negotiate towards an historic Global Ocean Treaty, a groundbreaking study by leading marine biologists has mapped out how to protect over a third of the world’s oceans by 2030, a target that scientists say is crucial in order to safeguard wildlife and to help mitigate the impacts of climate change.


SEC sides with Exxon by blocking major climate vote - CNN

ExxonMobil has dodged a climate change shareholder vote — with some help from the SEC.


NAACP | New NAACP Report “Fossil Fueled Foolery”: Group Highlights Top Ten Ways in Which Fossil Fuel Companies Fool the Public

Bay Journal - Go big or ‘no home’: We need green amendments in state constitutions


Trump signs executive orders seeking to speed up oil and gas projects - The Washington Post

Critics said the president’s orders would trample on authority delegated to the states under the Clean Water Act and other congressional legislation.

Over 4,200 Amazon Workers Push for Climate Change Action, Including Cutting Some Ties to Big Oil - The New York Times

They say Amazon should stop offering custom cloud computing services that help the oil and gas industry explore for and extract more fossil fuels.


Mine Safety Debt For WV Gov. Justice’s Family Companies Grows to $4M | Ohio Valley Resource

An Ohio Valley ReSource analysis of federal data shows that the Justice family companies owe $4.3 million in delinquent debt for mine safety violations.


Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: It's Time To Confront The Major Factor Fueling Global Migration—Climate Change | Newsweek

"The far-right loves to drum up fear & resistance to immigrants. But have you ever noticed they never talk about what‘s causing people to flee their homes in the first place?" said New York Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.


The Renegade Nuns Who Took On a Pipeline | The New Yorker

Eliza Griswold on the the Adorers of the Blood of Christ and their fight against Williams and the Atlantic Sunrise Pipeline in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.


Crews maneuvering through Durham explosion debris after coffee shop owner killed, 25 hurt :: WRAL.com

At least one person died and 25 people were injured, including nine firefighters, after a gas explosion shook downtown Durham and destroyed buildings on Wednesday.


Chester County sues Sunoco over Mariner East pipeline | The Inquirer

This marks the first time county officials have initiated a civil suit regarding the project, although in February they intervened in an existing legal challenge brought by several Delaware and Chester County residents against Sunoco.