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Events & News April 18

CSGA Events

Incineration: Green or Black?

CSGA Discussion

Thursday, April 18, 7 PM

Annapolis Friends Meeting House






Events of Interest to CSGA

Meeting / Baltimore Commission on Sustainability

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

Vigil for the Earth / Extinction Rebellion Baltimore

Apr 22, 8 PM - Washington Monument, Baltimore

National Call / Elders Climate Action

Apr 23, 7 PM - Teleconference

Deep Ocean Exploration / Cafe Scientifique

Apr 25, 6:15 PM - 49 West, Annapolis

Scientific Symposium on Air Quality and Health / Rural Agricultural Defenders

Apr 27, 9 AM - Clarion Inn, Harpers Ferry

News, Information, and Opinion of Interest to CSGA

Maryland Act Boosts Offshore Wind Market | Offshore Engineer

Maryland state lawmakers have passed the Clean Energy Jobs Act (CEJA) of 2019, which would incentivize the development of 1.2 GW of additional offshore wind energy off the coast of Maryland.

City Council to push ahead with BGE pipeline deal in Leakin Park | Baltimore Brew

Climate change: yes, your individual action does make a difference | The Conversation

Global problems need global solutions. But what you do personally can shift what's seen as 'normal'.

Climate Chaos Is Coming — and the Pinkertons Are Ready - The New York Times

As they see it, global warming stands to make corporate security as high-stakes in the 21st century as it was in the 19th.

EPA Chief Says Climate Change Is Not His Top Priority | Time

Andrew Wheeler also said the EPA will release plans soon to speed up states decision-making for energy infrastructure projects.

Senators introduce bipartisan carbon capture bill | TheHill

A bipartisan group of senators introduced a bill Thursday to increase federal funding toward developing carbon capture technology while also committing to fossil fuel use.

GOP Tiptoes Toward Climate Plans as Ocasio-Cortez Turns Up Heat - Bloomberg

Texas Senator John Cornyn, who once voted against a measure that said climate change was man-made, is now helping fellow Republicans craft legislation to combat global warming through “energy innovation.”

TCI Drives East Coast Emissions Reductions | ClimateXChange

TCI, the coalition of east coast state governments, announced a planned schedule to design a cap-and-invest program for transportation emissions.

LUT University research shows an economically viable pathway to a global carbon neutral electricity system by 2050 - LUT

Rail travel is cleaner than driving or flying, but will Americans buy in? | The Conversation

Rail advocates often make the case that trains are a cleaner mode of transportation, but why is that so? And what would it take to expand rail in the U.S.?

As the seas rise, Republicans will deserve all the blame their grandchildren assign them - The Washington Post

New studies point to the retreat of Earth’s glaciers and discovery of radioactive material in those glaciers that could threaten the global food chain.

Plastic’s Carbon Footprint | The UCSB Current

Researchers conduct first global assessment of the lifecycle of greenhouse gas emissions from plastics.

Supreme Court denies case challenging state nuclear subsidies | TheHill

The Supreme Court on Monday rejected a petition from an electric trade association group that challenged nuclear plant subsidies designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

AT&T has a new map of climate damage in the Southeast | Fast Company

If you live in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, or Florida, you might be curious about which areas this super-computer-powered map says are at risk of being underwater.

Momentum Builds for Green New Deal Plans as Maine's Bill Gets a Powerful Endorsement | Earther

State-level Green New Deal legislation continues to break new ground. Last week, it was the teens getting involved. This week, it’s workers’ unions.

Massive solar project gets local OK | AP

One of the biggest planned solar farms in the country has been approved by local officials in Virginia to move forward.

Construction of WV's first gas-fired power plant to start this summer | WV News

Following several years of planning, the developers of a natural-gas-fired power plant planned for a site in Clarksburg’s Montpelier Addition hope to begin construction this summer.

Thousands block roads in Extinction Rebellion protests across London | The Guardian

Climate group occupies major landmarks in campaign that could last several days.

Over 60 Climate Change Activists Arrested In NYC 'Die-In': Gothamist

Activists at today's protest called upon the City of New York to formally "declare a climate emergency with an aggressive target for reaching zero greenhouse gas emissions and drawdown."

Climate change activists, Extinction Rebellion, halt London trains during third day of climate protests. - CNN

Climate change activists have staged a protest on the roof of a London train during a third straight day of protests by the Extinction Rebellion group, which seeks to highlight "disastrous inaction on" climate change.

Climate crisis hitting bottom 50pct hardest | Thompson Reuters Foundation

Activists said they were using Wednesday's protest to highlight the links between global food production, land use and climate change.

The Guardian view on climate change campaigners: suited or superglued, we need them all | The Guardian

Editorial: The cause is being taken up in the corridors of power. We still need activists outside on the streets.

Arrested At Extinction Rebellion Climate Change Protest | Refinery29

So far there have been almost 300 arrests, mainly for acts of public order offences, at the Extinction Rebellion climate change protests in London.

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