Events & News December 27

Events of Interest to CSGA

Meeting / Annapolis Environmental Commission

Jan 2, 7 PM - 145 Gorman St, Annapolis

Anne Arundel County Lobby Training: 100% Renewables / CCAN Action Fund

Jan 5, 10 AM - Severna Park Branch Library, Severna Park

News, Information, and Opinion of Interest to CSGA

DC council passes nation's most aggressive 100 percent renewable energy bill, mandates eliminating fossil fuels | Washington Examiner

The Washington, D.C. city council on Tuesday unanimously passed the nation’s most aggressive 100 percent renewable energy bill, in what would be the fastest-acting climate change legislation in the country.

Air board delays crucial vote again on air compressor station for Atlantic Coast Pipeline | ABC8 News

The State Air Pollution Control Board was set to vote Wednesday on the permit for an air compressor station for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. Board members are delaying making a decision.

Air Board Again Delays a Vote on Compressor Station – Allegheny-Blue Ridge Alliance

Cooper administration releases thousands of Atlantic Coast Pipeline documents :: WRAL.com

The document dump is in response to General Assembly and media requests for information on pipeline negotiations.

Home for Christmas: horseback pipeline protest | News Leader

With the first half of the protest finished, Sarah Murphy hopes to make it home for the holidays.

Knowing the Carbon Footprint of Your Food May Convince You to Eat Less Meat, Study Suggests | Earther

I’m one of those people who can’t let go of meat altogether, but I try to eat less because of its carbon footprint. A new study hints that more people would do the same if they realized how bad their food was for the planet.

Humanity will be remembered for . . . its chickens | Anthropocene

In 2016 alone, humans consumed almost 70 billion chickens globally.

CBO Dismisses Costs Of Global Warming, Posing Hurdle For Climate Legislation | HuffPost

Amid mounting climate damage, the Congress' official budget scorekeeper said global warming poses little economic risk in the next 30 years.

Rising Waters Are Drowning Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor | Bloomberg

By the middle of this century, climate change may punch a hole through the bottom half of the Northeast Corridor.

Attorney General Frosh Leads Coalition Suing to Block Seismic Testing in the Atlantic Ocean | Brian E. Frosh Attorney General

Federal Authorization of Seismic Testing Violates Environmental Laws; Will Harm Marine Mammals and Other Wildlife.

Powerless | ProPublica

The gas rush is upending communities with traffic and noise, reshaping the way the state looks and sounds. Residents are often powerless to stop it.

‘We Have to Show People What’s Going On’ | The New Republic

Climate change is making weather more extreme, and these two veteran photojournalists were on the frontlines in 2018.

French environment petition raises 1.7 million signatures | DW

Despite the yellow vests winning a reprieve from a hike in fuel taxes, millions of French people want more done to fight climate change. Their legal case for lower carbon emissions could take several years.

Drawing a line