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Events & News December 13

CSGA Events

CSGA Business Meeting with

Phil Ateto

Thursday, December 13, 7 PM

Annapolis Friends Meeting House

Events of Interest to CSGA

Dec 14, 8 AM - Washington Convention Center, Washington

Dec 14, Noon - 1700 Pennsylvania Ave, Washington

Dec 16, 4 PM - Grace Capital City, Washington

EJLT Briefing: Transportation and Climate / Maryland Environmental Health Network

Dec 17, Noon - Webinar

Dec 18, 11 AM - John A. Wilson Building, Washington

Youth Advocacy Dinner / Baltimore Beyond Plastics

Dec 18, 6 PM - 1515 E Eager St, Baltimore

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

Dec 19, 10:30 AM - Maryland Department of the Environment, Baltimore

Meeting / Baltimore Commission on Sustainability

Dec 19, 4 PM - Baltimore City Planning Office, Baltimore

Dec 20, 8 AM - Washington

News, Information, and Opinion of Interest to CSGA

As we enter the 2019 legislative session, Maryland is poised to become a national hub for the new clean energy economy. By passing the proposed Maryland Clean Energy Jobs Act, or “MCEJA”, in 2019, Maryland will see tens of thousands of new jobs created and billions of dollars invested.

Addressing climate change no longer a main goal of 10-year plan.

Climate finance is one of the bedrocks of negotiations at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), including the “COP24” talks taking place this month in Katowice, Poland.

Senate Democrats will use leverage in the new Congress to act on climate change. The infrastructure bill is a good start.

The first grants from a $27.5 million fund established to offset the environmental damage caused by building the Mountain Valley Pipeline have been awarded to seven forest conservation projects.

Today the Virginia State Corporation Commission issued an order rejecting Dominion Energy’s Integrated Resource Plan, which lays out the utility’s plans for meeting energy needs for years to come in Virginia.

The increased capacity will supply enough natural gas to meet the daily needs of approximately 2.5 million homes, The Williams Cos. says.

Move shocks delegates at UN conference as ministers fly in for final week of climate talks.

Laughter and protests greeted the United States’ embrace of continued fossil fuel production as global temperatures continue to rise.

Federal officials at the U.N. climate meeting are ignoring climate science and touting coal and fossil fuels. But local and state authorities pledge to reduce greenhouse gas emissions on their own.

A protest at a BP plant in Indiana landed three sixtysomething campaigners in a federal surveillance report, documents released to the Guardian under the Freedom on Information Act show.

The group spearheading the effort for House Democrats to move Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez' "Green New Deal" to the top of their legislative agenda appeared to score a victory on Monday.

The next year will be critical for climate policy. Get to know what's on the table.

Explaining Extreme Events from a Climate Perspective - American Meteorological Society

Without exception, all the heat-related events studied in this year's report were found to have been made more intense or likely due to human-induced climate change, and this was discernible even for those events strongly influenced by the 2015 El Niño.

Energy giants and conservative groups have been aggressively pushing Trump’s rollback of fuel efficiency rules for automobiles, a Times investigation found.

You don't have to strive for zero waste perfection. Every effort to reduce unnecessary paper and plastic waste is worthwhile.

President Donald Trump's administration allocated $750 million for a new icebreaker. The Senate approved the funds — only for the House to divert them to the border wall.

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