Events & News - Jan 11


CSGA Events



Movie Night

Wasted! The Story of Food Waste

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


Community Meeting for Commercial Solar Farm at 5403 Sudley Road / TPE Maryland Solar Holdings LLC

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


The Intersection of Environmental Justice and Public Health / Earth Forum of Howard County

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


News, Information, and Opinion of Interest to CSGA


EPA: Politics killed newspaper grant — ex-Bay Program chief -- www.eenews.net


Poll Shows Strong Support for Renewable Energy in 2 Swing Districts | Maryland Matters


An X-factor in coastal flooding: Natural climate patterns create hot spots of rapid sea level rise | The Conversation

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.


Projecting Impacts of DOE’s “Grid Resiliency Pricing” Proposal | Resources for the Future

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.


Regulators Reject Plan to Rescue Struggling Coal and Nuclear Plants - The New York Times

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


Trump administration moves to expand drilling off Atlantic Coast - Baltimore Sun

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 halts construction of controversial pipeline | TheHill

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.


The ‘bomb cyclone’ is contradicting Rick Perry’s argument for coal - The Washington Post

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


A hole in Virginia’s climate plan - The Washington Post

Burning biomass is no better than burning coal.


How to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere - The Washington Post

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


Maine Town Wins Round in Tar Sands Oil Battle With Industry | InsideClimate News


U.S. Fails to Submit Reports on 1 January as Required Under U.N. Climate Treaty | Climate Science Watch


Interior revokes climate change and mitigation policies — High Country News

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


The Only Force That Can Beat Climate Change Is the U.S. Army – Foreign Policy

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


In New York, Drawing Flood Maps Is a ‘Game of Inches’ - The New York Times

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.


Jim Bridgeforth says Green Energy Revolution Is Inevitable - Oil & Gas 360


Memo to Mr. Pruitt: All humans are environmental ‘stakeholders’ - The Washington Post

Men Resist Green Behavior as Un-Manly - Scientific American


How green are electric cars? | The Guardian

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


Climate Advisory Panel Disbanded by Trump Is Revived—But Not By the Feds | Earth Institute

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


Washington achieves top sustainability certification for cities - CSMonitor.com

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


Which works better: climate fear, or climate hope? Well, it's complicated | The Guardian

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


Post-Carbon Music | Post Carbon Institute


Eric Dayton wants Askov Finlayson to repay 110% of carbon footprint cost - StarTribune.com

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


Investigation Into U.S. Renewable Fuels Policies Finds "Green" Biodiesel Producers Driving Massive Deforestation - Mighty