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Events & News January 10

CSGA Events

Climate Stewards Business Meeting

Thursday, January 10, 7 PM

Annapolis Friends Meeting House

Reversing Global Warming: Introduction to Drawdown

Thursday, January 17, 7 PM

Annapolis Friends Meeting House

Events of Interest to CSGA

Annapolis Chapter Meeting / Citizens' Climate Lobby

Jan 12, 12:45 PM - Unitarian Universalist Church, Annapolis

Speaking out for Creation / Interfaith Power & Light

Jan 13, 2 PM - First Presbyterian Church of Howard County, Columbia

Mitigation Working Group Meeting / Maryland Commission on Climate Change

Jan 15, 10 AM - Maryland Department of the Environment, Baltimore

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

Jan 16, 10:30 AM - Maryland Department of the Environment, Baltimore

Meeting / Baltimore Commission on Sustainability

Jan 16, 4 PM - Baltimore City Planning Office, Baltimore

Main Street Green Infrastrusture Concept Plan Meeting / City of Annapolis

Jan 16, 6 PM - City Hall, Annapolis

High Tide in Dorchester / Citizens' Climate Lobby

Jan 16, 7 PM - First Presbyterian Church of Howard County, Columbia

News, Information, and Opinion of Interest to CSGA

Crownsville teen plans to strike outside State House in support of Healthy Green Amendment - Capital Gazette

This General Assembly session, environmentalists are pushing for an amendment to the state constitution that would add the right to a healthy, clean environment. One Crownsville 14-year-old has promised to strike outside the State House every day until legislators approve the bill.

Pasadena monitor finds low sulfur dioxide levels near Wagner plant - Capital Gazette

An air quality monitor installed at Riviera Beach Elementary School about a year ago has shown that sulfur dioxide levels near the Herbert A. Wagner Generating Station are low, said Tad Aburn, the Maryland Department of Environment air director.

Former board members challenge state data ahead of key vote on pipeline facility - The Washington Post

Officials removed by Gov. Northam raise questions about impact on historic African American community.

Virginia regulators approve permit for pipeline compressor station - The Washington Post

Angry protesters erupt in screams of “Shame! Shame! Shame!” and promise legal action to stop the project.

Updates from the Tree Sit Against the Mountain Valley Pipeline - It's Going Down

A note from the Yellow Finch tree sits on their 118th day of blocking the path of the Mountain Valley Pipeline. It appears that in the first few days of this new year, Mountain Valley Pipeline may be escalating their actions against myself and my treesitting friend.

14 arrested as RCMP break gate at Gidimt'en camp checkpoint set up to stop pipeline company access | CBC News

The RCMP have arrested 14 people and entered a fortified checkpoint on a forest service road in northern B.C. where people at the Gidimt'en camp were barring access to a pipeline company.

Kinder Morgan to expand Plantation Pipe Line and Southeast Terminal - BIC Magazine

Kinder Morgan, Inc.announced a successful open season on its Roanoke Expansion projects on the Plantation Pipe Line System.

Controversial Mariner East 2 pipeline now in service | The Inquirer

The pipeline was put in service Saturday.

Bill Would Require Study of Highway Projects' Greenhouse Gas Emissions – Maryland Matters

A rookie Montgomery County lawmaker is proposing climate legislation that could also take aim at Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan Jr.’s plan to widen three major Maryland highways. Del.-elect Vaughn Stewart (D-Montgomery) plans to introduce a bill he’s calling the Transportation Climate Accountability Act of 2019.

Gov. Wolf sets target of slashing Pa.'s greenhouse gas pollution 80 percent by 2050 | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Preliminary US Emissions Estimates for 2018 | Rhodium Group

After three years of decline, US carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions rose sharply last year. Based on preliminary power generation, natural gas, and oil consumption data, we estimate emissions increased by 3.4% in 2018.

Without Trump, local officials are preparing for climate change | USA Today

Frustrated by the Trump administration's take on climate change, local government officials are busily forging ahead with limited resources.

Coal expected to taper down in coming years; state has little to no natural gas projects in works excluding pipelines |

According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, West Virginia produced just over 3 percent more coal in the first two quarters of 2018.

U.S. Taxpayers on the Hook for Insuring Farmers Against Growing Climate Risks | InsideClimate News

The American Farm Bureau lobbies to protect the status quo, and its own interests.

New House climate committee even weaker than panel from more than a decade ago – ThinkProgress

Democratic House leadership opts to repeat old formula for fighting climate change.

As Green New Deal Fight Shifts To 2020, Young Activists Are Hitting The Road | HuffPost

The Sunrise Movement's Road to a Green New Deal Tour will make stops in states like Kentucky, Michigan and Pennsylvania.

Global economic and environmental outcomes of the Paris Agreement | Brookings

Weifeng Liu, Warwick McKibbin, Adele Morris, and Peter J. Wilcoxen find that although there are gross costs to participating in the Paris Climate Agreement, doing so generates net benefits for the individual country participants.

Trump Is Giving Oil Industry a Bye in Shutdown, Critics Allege - Bloomberg

The partial U.S. government shutdown has docked fishing boats in Alaska, delayed public meetings on a proposed wind farm off the Massachusetts coast and blocked pharmaceutical companies from seeking approval for new drugs.

The gun-toting Republicans who care about climate change as much as you do| The Guardian

Progressives should think twice about who their allies are. Conservatives, especially the hunters among them, can be environmentalists too

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