Events of Interest to CSGA
Annapolis Chapter Meeting / Citizens Climate Lobby
Aug 11, 12:30 PM - Unitarian Universalist Church, Annapolis
Tell 2020 Contenders: #NoFossilFuelMoney / Sunrise Movement
Aug 15, 8:30 AM - Upper Senate Park, Washington
Education, Communication and Outreach Working Group Meeting / Maryland Commission on Climate Change
Aug 15, 10:30 AM - Maryland Department of the Environment, Baltimore
Meeting / Baltimore Commission on Sustainability
Aug 15, 4 PM - Baltimore City Planning Office, Baltimore
A Plastic Ocean / Havre de Grace Green Team
Aug 16, 7 PM - Havre de Grace Maritime Museum
Base Build at Denton Summerfest / NoESPL
Aug 18, 1 PM - Denton
News, Information, and Opinion of Interest to CSGA
I encourage every property owner, business and employee who is at risk to take action. Don’t wait for the government, particularly when it comes to being prepared. Assess what it is you have at risk and invest the time and resources into building greater resilience.
Surrendering to Rising Seas - Scientific American
Coastal communities struggling to adapt to climate change are beginning to do what was once unthinkable: retreat.
A young environmental activist is firing back at a Pennsylvania Republican gubernatorial candidate after he called a fellow activist "young and naive."
Actually, Republicans Do Believe in Climate Change - The New York Times
So why do they resist doing anything about it?
A Republican has a market-friendly climate fix. Will conservatives go for it? - The Washington Post
Rep. Carlos Curbelo’s greenhouse-gas emissions bill is one a genuinely conservative party would embrace.
A pair of critical new studies say a Maryland program designed to promote renewable energy projects is also helping fossil fuel power and other sources of air pollution. In its study, environmental group Food and Water Watch accuses the state of "cleanwashing" dirty sources of energy.
Md. clean energy critics spreading misinformation - Baltimore Sun
A new report by the Chesapeake Physicians for Social Responsibility claims that Maryland’s energy policy is causing the state to go backward on building a clean energy economy. It couldn't be more wrong.
Maryland's green-wash - Baltimore Sun
Maryland's charade over clean energy must finally come to an end.
Maryland officials on Thursday proposed spending the state's share of a federal settlement with Volkswagen — nearly $76 million — on programs to help businesses and government agencies buy cleaner vehicles.
California has the world’s fourth largest greenhouse gas cap-and-trade program, which raises billions of dollars for the state. An innovative project is directing some of that revenue to bringing renewable power and energy efficiency to some of the state’s most disadvantaged communities.
The proposed rollback of gas-mileage rules could lead to upheaval and uncertainty in the nation’s auto market.
The Biggest Climate Rollback Yet? | Rhodium Group
Massachusetts Raises the Bar (Just a Bit) on Climate Ambition | InsideClimate News
The legislature in Massachusetts has passed a law that encourages more use of renewable energy, but environmental advocates are disappointed because the state had seemed poised to pass something far more ambitious.The bill, which now goes to Gov. Charlie Baker, was passed this week on the final day of session, following months of wrangling.
Fires have grown larger, more intense and unpredictable. But federal research that helps prevent and respond to them is on the chopping block.
Climate Signals | Carr Fire July-August 2018
Impact of Climate Change on Carr Fire July-August 2018
We won’t stop California’s wildfires if we don’t talk about climate change - The Washington Post
Putting more money toward firefighting won’t prevent another summer like this.
Trump announced meteorologist Droegemeier as his nominee for the director of the White House Office of Science and Technology on Tuesday.
Anti-Pipeline Group Raises Money to Create 'The Defenders' Sculpture - WVIR NBC29 Charlottesville
An anti-pipeline group in the valley is celebrating a major accomplishment.
Citizen group monitors for possible environmental violations - The Washington Post
A dirt and gravel corridor as wide as a highway splits the green-hued forest, winding over steep slopes before disappearing into a sea of ridges on the horizon. Down the center, a pale green tube propped up on waist-high stacks of wooden pallets looks like a water slide as it caroms along mountainous contours in Appalachian Virginia west of Roanoke.
Pipeline Protestor Arrested | WVNSTV
Conflict over the Mountain Valley Pipeline took a dramatic turn in Monroe County Tuesday morning.
A federal agency has ordered a stop to construction of the entire Mountain Valley Pipeline, which has run into repeated problems with erosion.
Appeals court tosses key permits for Atlantic Coast pipeline - The Washington Post
A federal appeals court on Monday threw out two key permits for the Atlantic Coast pipeline, a ruling environmental groups said should halt construction on the 600-mile natural gas pipeline, but project developers insisted should not result in a lengthy delay.
DEP fines Sunoco $148,000 for pipeline trouble | Reading Examiner
The penalty results from water violations during construction in Berks, Chester and Lebanon counties.
The plant has been expected to help shoulder some of the burden in closing the Indian Point nuclear plant.
Soybeans and the trade war with China: why you should care - Baltimore Sun
U.S. soy processors, exporters and some 300,00 American farmers understandably care deeply about the place soybeans have in our unfolding trade war with China. But the rest of us should care deeply as well, since this commercial dispute could permanently ravage our climate.