Events & News February 21

CSGA Events


What is Clean Energy?

CSGA Discussion

Thursday, February 21, 7 PM

Annapolis Friends Meeting House



Events of Interest to CSGA


The Green New Deal / Physicians for Social Responsibility

Feb 21, 5:30 - Busboys & Poets, Washington


Trash Dance / Waterfront Partnership of Baltimore

Feb 21, 6:30 - Brown Advisory, Baltimore


Climate Change / Empathy Circle

Feb 23, 1 PM - Videoconference


An Inconvenient Sequel / Interfaith Partners for the Chesapeake

Feb 24, 12:30 PM - Mount Lebanon Baptist Church, Reisterstown


Annual Meeting / Climate First!

Feb 24, 1:30 PM - Tenleytown Library, Washington

OilMoneyMitch: Look us in the eyes / Sunrise

Feb 25, 9 AM - Washington


Hearing on HB246 / Maryland House Rules and Executive Nominations Committee

Feb 25, 1 PM - House Office Building, Annapolis


Adaptation and Response Working Group Meeting / Maryland Commission on Climate Change

Feb 25, 2 PM - Tawes State Office Building, Annapolis


Lobby Night / Maryland Sierra Club

Feb 25, 4 PM - Miller Senate Office Building, Annapolis


Hearing on HB695 / Maryland House Environment and Transportation Committee

Feb 26, 1 PM - House Office Building, Annapolis


New Year, New Money / Baltimore Peoples Climate Movement

Feb 26, 6 PM - Thrive Baltimore, Baltimore


Monthly Call / Elders Climate Action

Feb 26, 7 PM - Teleconference


Methane the More Powerful Greenhouse Gas / Smithsonian Environmental Research Center

Feb 26, 7 PM - Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, Edgewater


Hearing on SB270 & SB788 / Maryland Senate Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs Committee

Feb 27, 1 PM - Miller Senate Office Building, Annapolis


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

Feb 28, 2 PM - Conference Call


Daniel Aldana Cohen on a Green New Deal, from the Left / Red Emmas Bookstore

Feb 27, 7 PM - Red Emmas Bookstore, Baltimore


Thought Leadership for Climate Emergency with Paul Gilding / The Climate Mobilization

Feb 28, 8 PM - Videoconference

Interfaith Perspectives on Environmental Justice and Activism / Interfaith Power & Light

Mar 3, 1 PM - All Souls Unitarian Church, Washington


News, Information, and Opinion of Interest to CSGA


US coastal businesses hit by everyday impact of climate change, study shows | The Guardian

Annapolis seeing sea rise at about twice the global rate. Flooding there foreshadows problems other coastal towns can expect.


In Annapolis, the tide has come in or out 540,000 times, but now it’s worrisome - The Washington Post

As the sea rises around the world, the city by the Chesapeake Bay faces a dilemma.


Critical Issues in Transportation 2019: Policy Snapshot | The National Academies Press


Emissions from the U.S. electric power sector projected to remain mostly flat through 2050 - U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)


WV MetroNews Dominion Energy's Atlantic Coast Pipeline delayed until 2021 - WV MetroNews

The company now expects the project cost to be between $7 billion and $7.5 billion.


Kids in climate lawsuit ask to block fossil fuel production on federal land | TheHill

A group of kids and young adults suing the federal government over climate change is asking a court to block various approvals for fossil fuel development on federal land and offshore.


Bay Journal - Trickle up effect: Reducing Bay’s nitrogen will lower greenhouse gas level


Climate Change Still Seen as Top Global Threat, but Cyberattacks Rising Concern | Pew Research Center

People around the world agree that climate change poses a severe risk to their countries, according to a 26-nation survey conducted in spring 2018. Terrorism, specifically from ISIS, and cyberattacks are also seen by many as major security threats.


The Tiny Swiss Company That Thinks It Can Help Stop Climate Change - The New York Times

Two European entrepreneurs want to remove carbon from the air at prices cheap enough to matter.


How to Be a Green Traveler - The New York Times

You may live a sustainable lifestyle at home, but what about while on vacation? Here are some practical steps you can take to limit your impact on the environment.


Large Natural Gas Producer to Pay West Virginia Plaintiffs $53.5 Million to Settle Royalty Dispute — ProPublica

As our investigation detailed, EQT Corp. had been accused of deducting a variety of unacceptable charges from natural gas royalty checks.


Trump’s empty pledge to revive coal is only punishing Appalachia – ThinkProgress

Appalachia can have bright future without coal, experts say.


'Resist Rockwool' Holds Sit-in of Senator Joe Manchin Office | DC Media Group

Constituents of Senator Joe Manchin appealed to him to come down firmly against the Rockwool plant located only yards away from an elementary school.


TransCanada Seeking to Avoid Political Firestorm Over Potomac Pipeline Appeal | Morgan County USA


How to Cut U.S. Emissions Faster? Do What These Countries Are Doing. - The New York Times

How the United States could cut emissions in half, using policies that other countries already have in place.


Court Throws out Energy Transfer’s ‘Racketeering’ Claims Against Dakota Access Pipeline Opponents | DeSmogBlog

A North Dakota federal judge dismissed Energy Transfer’s racketeering lawsuit against Greenpeace and all its co-defendants in a sharply worded ruling issued today, finding that the pipeline builder’s allegations fell “far short of what is necessary to establish a [racketeering] claim.”


Climate change and health: Chronic kidney disease is on the rise - Vox

Our kidneys might be vulnerable to the more frequent extreme heat brought on by global warming.


Al Gore meets with residents fighting gas pipeline station | AP

Former Vice President Al Gore urged residents of a historic African-American community in Virginia on Tuesday to continue their fight against a plan to build a natural gas compressor station in their neighborhood.


From foil-wrapped glaciers to the Alpine storm cyclist: the artists fighting climate change | The Guardian

After too long a silence, art is finally tackling global warming.


Trump administration confirms it has ended fuel-economy talks with California - Los Angeles Times

The Trump administration and California have failed to reach a compromise over EPA rules requiring automakers to steadily decrease car emissions. Litigation is likely the next step.


Mexican activist shot dead before vote on pipeline he opposed | The Guardian

Environmental campaigners say Samir Flores Soberanes’s murder is a ‘political crime’.


‘Glacier’ tackles climate change through a theatrical ballet production - The Washington Post

D.C. policy analyst Diana Movius found an unconventional platform to share her passion.