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Events & News - Jan 25

CSGA Events

Public Forum on Medicaid in Maryland

Climate Change Speakers Series

Thursday, January 25 - 7-9 PM

Annapolis Friends Meeting House

Events of Interest to CSGA

Rally for a Safety Study / We Are Cove Point

Jan 25, Noon - Lawyers Mall, Annapolis

2018 Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference / Citizens Climate Lobby

Jan 26-27 - University of the District of Columbia, Washington

Days of Action vs Wells Fargo / Climate First!

Jan 26, 11 AM - Washington, DC and Gaithersburg, MD

Stakeholder Webinar / Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative

Jan 26, 12:30 PM - Webinar

Transit Equity Video Townhall / Labor Network for Sustainability

Jan 28, 5:30 PM - Video Townhall

Socializing, Networking & Brainstorming / Baltimore Green Forum

Jan 28, 4 PM - Maryland Presbyterian Church, Towson

Noon Lecture, "In The Face of the Flood" / Four Rivers Heritage Area

Jan 30, Noon - Arundel Center, Annapolis

Hearing on SB282 Renewable Energy Tier 2 Eligibility Extension / Senate Finance Committee

Jan 30, 1 PM - Miller Senate Office Building, Annapolis

Hearing on SB177 EV Rebates / MD Senate Budget and Taxation Committee

Jan 30, 1:30 PM - Miller Senate Office Building, Annapolis

Scientific and Technical Working Group / Maryland Commission on Climate Change

Jan 31, 10 AM - Wilson H. Elkins Building, Hyattsville

Mitigation Working Group / Maryland Commission on Climate Change

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

Bill Introduction & Rally for 100% Clean Energy / 100% Clean Energy Now

Feb 1, Noon - Lawyers Mall, Annapolis

Rally for a Safety Study / We Are Cove Point

Feb 1, Noon - Lawyers Mall, Annapolis

News, Information, and Opinion of Interest to CSGA

Md. should say no to fracked gas pipeline - Baltimore Sun

Climate change is hitting African Americans hard. Here’s how Maryland can lead. - The Washington Post

Our tentative approach to climate change is not working.

On the Chesapeake, A Precarious Future of Rising Seas and High Tides - Yale E360

Maryland’s Dorchester County is ground zero for climate change on Chesapeake Bay, as rising seas claim more and more land. An e360 video explores the quiet beauty of this liquid landscape and how high tides and erosion are putting the bay’s rural communities at risk.

Trump imposes tariffs on solar panels and washing machines in first major trade action of 2018 - The Washington Post

With tariff action, Trump delivers on election promises but risks hurting some U.S. businesses.

Trump admin. removes Florida from offshore drilling targets | Tallahassee Democrat

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke announced Florida would be excluded from the Trump administration's offshore drilling plans after meeting with Gov. Rick Scott.

Excluding Florida from a new offshore drilling plan sure looks partisan - The Washington Post

It’s logical to ask whether the swing state got preferential treatment from the Interior Department.

How much would Hogan have to kiss up to Trump for Md. to get a drilling ban like Fla.? - Baltimore Sun

The sad lesson from Florida - environmental protection comes with a political price.

Bipartisan approach on climate change picks up steam as four members join caucus - Citizens' Climate Lobby

With the addition of Rep. Mark Sanford (R-SC), Rep. David Cicilline (D-RI), Rep. Dan Donovan (R-NY) and Rep. Elizabeth Esty (D-CT), the Climate Solutions Caucus reaches 66 members.

The slow siege: Delaware prepares for inevitable sea level rise | Delmarva Now

Faced with accelerating sea level rise, the peninsula is working to protect homes, roads and ecology.

A warm-weather plague killed more than half of this endangered species in three weeks - The Washington Post

Warm, wet weather triggered the unprecedented die-off of imperiled saiga antelope, scientists say. And climate change may make such conditions even more likely.

Q&A: How do climate models work? | Carbon Brief

The use of computer models runs right through the heart of climate science.

Even without El Niño, 2017 temperatures still soared | AAAS

Last year was the second or third warmest on record.

Scott Pruitt insincerely asked what's Earth's ideal temperature. Scientists answer | The Guardian

Dana Nuccitelli: In short, from a practical standpoint, as little additional warming as possible.

Sea levels off Dutch coast highest ever recorded in 2017 | Public Radio International

In the Netherlands, where most land is below sea level, a marine institute has recorded the highest sea level since 2007.

Guest post: Solstice Debuts a More Inclusive Solar Qualification Metric | Solar United Neighbors

How to Get New Activists to Stay Engaged for the Long Haul | Truthout

People need to feel part of a community that is making change in order to stay engaged.

Fracking Lobbyists Plan to Spend Big at Trump Hotel | The Intercept

The fracking lobby will host its annual "Congressional Call-Up" event at the Trump International Hotel in March.

‘Saving Snow’ showcases heroes in the fight against fading winters - Citizens' Climate Lobby

The latest documentary from Adaptation Now, "Saving Snow" shows how skiers at the Birkie, snowmobilers, sled dog guides, and others are coping with warmer winters.

This graphic explains why 2 degrees of global warming will be way worse than 1.5 - Vox

Your terrifying climate graphic of the day.

Global carmakers to invest at least $90 billion in electric vehicles | Reuters

In Colorado, a glimpse of renewable energy’s insanely cheap future - Vox

Even with storage, new renewables beat existing coal.

Solar Industry Tries to Stop a New 1.1GW Gas Plant in Michigan | Greentech Media

Solar advocates have filed comments opposing a new 1,100 megawatt combined cycle gas plant that utility DTE Energy wants to build.

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