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Events & News - Feb 22



Events of Interest to CSGA


Rally for a Safety Study / We Are Cove Point

Feb 22, Noon - Lawyer's Mall, Annapolis


Feb 22, 3 PM - Hilton Garden Inn, Washington


Hearing on Pension Climate Change Risk Act HB993 / Maryland House Appropriations Committee

Feb 22, 3PM - House Office Building, Annapolis


Bowie Solar Celebration / Solar United Neighbors

Feb 22, 5:30 PM - Old Bowie Town Grille, Bowie


Feb 23, 11 AM - University of Maryland, College Park


Feb 23, 11 AM - Gaithersburg


Feb 23, 4 PM - Takoma Park


Film Screening & Green Expo / Interfaith Power & Light

Feb 23, 6PM - St Columba's Episcopal Church, Washington


2018 Lobby Night / Maryland Sierra Club

Feb 26, 4:30 PM - State Capital, Annapolis


Saving Snow / Citizens' Climate Lobby of Howard County

Feb 28, 7 PM - First Presbyterian Church of Howard County, Columbia


Mitigation Working Group Meeting / Maryland Commission on Climate Change

Mar 1, 10 AM - Maryland Department of the Environment, Baltimore


Rally for a Safety Study / We Are Cove Point

Mar 1, Noon - Lawyer's Mall, Annapolis


News, Information, and Opinion of Interest to CSGA



Harford County Council President Slutsky's ignorance of climate change does his constituents a grave disservice.


The same day protesters circled the governor's mansion calling on Gov. Larry Hogan to kill a gas pipeline beneath the Potomac River, state officials asked the Army Corps of Engineers not to give the project a permit until a state review is completed.


An EDF comparison of company-reported data and research measurements finds as much as 5 times more methane, a climate-warming greenhouse gas, is leaking.





First Solar will build a massive solar-powered battery to deliver power to APS from 3 pm to 8 pm.


Blocked by regulators from moving its ailing coal-fired Pleasants plant into the rate base of a subsidiary, FirstEnergy announced it will shut the plant down.





Ending the world’s fossil fuel subsidies would reduce global CO2 emissions by 0.5 to 2.2 gigatonnes (Gt) per year by 2030, a new study says.




Federal judge rules for Connecticut in battle with EPA over high-pollution Pennsylvania coal-fired plant.


The oil industry pushed back on Endangered Species Act protections for the seals, but an appeals court says there’s enough scientific evidence to support the threat.



While technologies are being developed that can remove carbon dioxide from the air, they aren’t yet feasible on the scale needed to slow global warming, Europe’s national science academies warn in a new report.


Climate modelers bet on negative emissions technologies, but are they as risky as the problems they’re designed to fix?


For every five-year delay in strong action on climate change, the ocean could rise an additional eight inches by the year 2300, researchers concluded.


Marathon shareholders want the oil company to explain how it weighs environmental and social risks after the treatment of Dakota Access pipeline protesters.


An exhibition in Manhattan is the first step in a grand attempt to change the national conversation around global warming.



Many nations aren’t living up to their promises in the 2015 Paris climate accord, and the consequences could be “catastrophic.”


It’s a simple idea: strip CO2 from the air and use it to produce carbon-neutral fuel. But can it work on an industrial scale?


Teekay vessel Eduard Toll is designed to cut through ice and take advantage of the opening of Russia's Arctic coastline to industry.



With a March 2017 executive order to reduce restrictions and achieve "American energy dominance" President Trump set out to lease more of the West's public domain for oil and gas drilling. Except for a few oil-rich areas the effort has generated scant enthusiasm in the energy sector.

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