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


DC Climate School Strike / ReLeaf4Us

Dec 14, 8 AM - Washington Convention Center, Washington


Rally to Tell Wells Fargo: Stop Funding Keystone XL / Rising Hearts

Dec 14, Noon - 1700 Pennsylvania Ave, Washington


Katharine Hayhoe at Grace Capital City / Grace Capital City

Dec 16, 4 PM - Grace Capital City, Washington


EJLT Briefing: Transportation and Climate / Maryland Environmental Health Network

Dec 17, Noon - Webinar


Final vote for DC’s historic climate bill / 350 DC

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


Make McNamee's First Day, the Worst Day / Beyond Extreme Energy

Dec 20, 8 AM - Washington


News, Information, and Opinion of Interest to CSGA


Md. Clean energy jobs act a priority in 2019 - Baltimore Sun

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.


Trump ocean plan axes climate chapter | Science

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


Interactive: How climate finance ‘flows’ around the world | Carbon Brief

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.


Chuck Schumer: No deal on infrastructure without addressing climate change - The Washington Post

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


First grants awarded from Mountain Valley Pipeline mitigation fund | roanoke.com

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.


Virginia SCC Rejects Dominion IRP and ACP Construction is Halted | Southern Environmental Law Center

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.


$500 million project to expand natural gas pipeline proposed | PennLive.com

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


US and Russia ally with Saudi Arabia to water down climate pledge | The Guardian

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


That was awkward — at world’s biggest climate conference, U.S. promotes fossil fuels - The Washington Post

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


Climate Change Summit: Mayors, Governors Rebut Trump Administration Position : NPR

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.


Revealed: FBI kept files on peaceful climate change protesters | The Guardian

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.


Nearly 150 Activists Arrested in ‘Green New Deal’ Protest | Roll Call

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.


Is the Green New Deal the only way forward? | Grist

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.


The Oil Industry’s Covert Campaign to Rewrite American Car Emissions Rules - The New York Times

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


Reduce packaging waste this holiday season | TreeHugger

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


The U.S. urgently needs new icebreaker ships to patrol the Arctic. Will Trump's border wall get in the way? | NBC News

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.