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Events & News - Jan 11

CSGA Events

Movie Night

Friday, January 12, 7 PM

Annapolis Friends Meeting House

General Business Meeting

Thursday, January 18, 7 PM

Annapolis Friends Meeting House

Events of Interest to CSGA

Hearing on the Repeal of the Clean Power Plan / Maryland General Assembly and Attorney General

Jan 11, 1 PM - Legislative Services Building, Annapolis

Mobilization Training / The Climate Mobilization Montgomery County

Jan 13, 10 AM - River Road Unitarian Universalist Congregation

Monthly Chapter Meeting / Citizens Climate Lobby

Jan 13, 12:30 PM - Unitarian Universalist Church of Annapolis

Boosting Maryland's Clean Energy Ambition / Indivisible Howard County

Jan 16, 6:30 PM - Miller Branch Library, Ellicott City

Climate Change Science in 2018 / Smithsonian Environmental Research Center

Jan 16, 7 PM - Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, Edgewater

Trees! Can Our Laws Save 'em? / Severn River Association

Jan 16, 7 PM - Union Jack's, Annapolis

Jan 17, 6:15 PM - Galesville Community Center, Galesville

2018 Maryland Environmental Legislative Workshop / Maryland League of Conservation Voters

Jan 18, Noon - Miller Senate Office Building, Annapolis

2018 Maryland Environmental Legislative Summit / Maryland League of Conservation Voters

Jan 18, 4 PM - Miller Senate Office Building, Annapolis

Jan 21, 2 PM - First Presbyterian Church of Howard County, Columbia

News, Information, and Opinion of Interest to CSGA

Climate change is raising global sea levels. Now research shows that 'hot spots' where seas rise another 4 to 5 inches in five years can occur along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts, further magnifying floods.

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is expected to act by January 10 on the Department of Energy's notice of proposed rulemaking on “grid resiliency pricing,” which directs the commission to impose rules that would prevent early retirement of coal and nuclear-fired power plants in the Eastern US. In this post and related working paper, RFF visiting fellow Daniel Shawhan and research assistant Paul Picciano simulate how the proposed rule would affect energy markets and social welfare.

In a blow to the Trump administration, a federal panel turned down a proposal by Energy Secretary Rick Perry to subsidize struggling plants.

The Trump administration said Thursday that it plans to significantly expand offshore oil and gas drilling, including off the Atlantic Coast, reversing an Obama-era policy that largely protected those areas for environmental reasons.

Kill the drill - Baltimore Sun

Drilling for oil off U.S. Atlantic Coast isn't just politically unpopular, it's idiotic.

Pennsylvania regulators ordered construction crews to stop work Wednesday on a controversial major pipeline after recording numerous environmental violations in the building process, including spills and well contamination.

Region's power plants are coping with historic cold temperatures — despite Perry's fears.

Burning biomass is no better than burning coal.

Reducing emissions won't stop climate change. But carbon capture might.

Many regulations were axed because they are ‘burdens’ to energy development.

Climate change isn't just a political problem; it's a security threat.

As FEMA revises the maps to account for climate change, deciding who is in the flood zone will be a battle with millions of dollars at stake.

Norway, the world leader in electric car take-up, can boast that the vehicles are clean because they’re almost exclusively run on hydropower.

Columbia University, New York State, and others will host the former Federal Advisory Committee for the National Climate Assessment.

Washington, D.C., has been recognized by LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) for Cities as a model for sustainability.

Airplane Emissions | Center for Biological Diversity

Communication is everything when it comes to the climate change debate, writes Guardian US columnist Lucia Graves.

Post-Carbon Music | Post Carbon Institute

Social-minded outdoor retailer Askov Finlayson is pledging more than $1M to aid the world's climate.

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