Events & News January 3

CSGA Events

Climate Stewards Business Meeting

Thursday, January 10, 7 PM

Annapolis Friends Meeting House

Events of Interest to CSGA

Community Meeting on Crystal Springs

Jan 3, 7 PM - St. Martin's Lutheran Church, Annapolis

Anne Arundel County Lobby Training: 100% Renewables / CCAN Action Fund

Jan 5, 10 AM - Severna Park Branch Library, Severna Park

Climate Wave in Annapolis / CCAN Action Fund

Jan 9, 11 AM - House of Delegates, Annapolis

Happening: A Clean Energy Revolution / Havre de Grace Green Team

Jan 9, 7 PM - Havre de Grace Maritime Museum, Havre de Grace

The Lac-Mégantic Rail Disaster / Chesapeake Climate Action Network

Jan 9, 7 PM - Red Emma's Bookstore Coffeehouse, Baltimore

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

News, Information, and Opinion of Interest to CSGA

State lawmakers sign letter to stop proposed Western Md. pipeline | WTOP

More than 50 Maryland state lawmakers signed a letter urging the state Board of Public Works to reject a deal that would let TransCanada build a pipeline in Western Maryland.

Maryland Board of Public Works votes down 'fracked gas' pipeline through western Maryland - Baltimore Sun

Maryland’s Board of Public Works has unanimously voted down a proposal to approve a pipeline carrying fracked gas through three miles of western Maryland — after years of environmentalists and concerned neighbors fighting the project. Board members cited concern for the environment.

Is Maryland prepared for a clean energy future? |

The upcoming General Assembly session will determine if Maryland can keep pace with its peers as a leader in combating climate change.

As court challenges pile up, gas pipeline falls behind - The Washington Post

Lawyers say victories against the Atlantic Coast Pipeline are causing significant damage, but builders say they’re just a nuisance.

Exclusive: Exxon Mobil secured U.S. hardship waiver from biofuels laws - sources | Reuters

Louisiana Offers Fossil Fuel Exporter 'Single Largest' Local Tax Giveaway in American History | DeSmogBlog

Louisiana plans to collect no industrial property tax from the $15.2 billion Driftwood liquefied natural gas (LNG) export terminal planned for its southwest corner, state officials announced last week.

How Curators Are Finding the Climate in Art History | The Nation

The recent “Nature’s Nation” exhibition locates the hidden ecological and environmental roots of American art.

Climate reports: 10 ways to accelerate progress against climate change - Vox

From pricing carbon to shifting diets, here’s what we need to prioritize now.

Nearly 75% Of Coastal States Aren't Prepared For Sea Level Rise | Forbes

The states most vulnerable to sea level rise have the least policies / resources to deal with them.

Trump EPA Says Mercury Limits On Coal Plants Too Costly, Not 'Necessary' : NPR

The EPA says it will keep limits on toxic mercury emissions from coal plants but now deems them not cost-effective. Environmental groups worry the move could hinder future regulations.

Ocasio-Cortez, progressives express disappointment with climate panel | TheHill

Democrats are getting their special committee on climate change next year, but it won't be the plan climate activists and Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) championed.

House Dems formalize climate committee plans without Green New Deal language | TheHill

House Democrats have formally proposed creating a new committee on climate change, without many of the main factors that progressives wanted in the panel’s structure.

Meet the Press - December 30, 2018

Michael Bloomberg, Gov. Jerry Brown, Craig Fugate, Michele Flournoy, Dr. Kate Marvel, Carlos Curbello and Anne Thompson

Inside Washington D.C.'s Ambitious Climate Change Bill - CityLab

Washington, D.C. is on track to set a more ambitious timeline for fighting climate change than any state.

How TigerSwan Infiltrated Standing Rock and the Dakota Access Pipeline Movement | The Intercept

A former Marine working for the private security firm TigerSwan infiltrated an array of anti-Dakota Access pipeline groups at Standing Rock and beyond.

On Climate Change and Gun Violence, the Young Speak Up - CityLab

On issues like climate change and gun violence, younger people demanded a louder voice in 2018.

Despite claims, competitive energy market works in Md. - Baltimore Sun

There should be no confusion about whether electricity competition is benefiting Maryland consumers. In fact, the benefits are evident if one does the math. While electricity prices nationwide have increased, Maryland consumers’ electric bills have largely remained static for more than a decade.

3rd firm confirms bid on New Jersey wind energy project |

A third firm has confirmed it’s interested in building a wind energy project off the New Jersey coast.

Climate change: 11 policy ideas to protect the planet in 2019 - The Washington Post

More competitive electric markets, a Green New Deal, carbon farming and other ideas that could help slow global warming.

America's Last Best Chance To Act On Climate  | Cognoscenti

Are environmental voters ready to flex their political muscles? It's now or never, writes Nathaniel Stinnett.