Events & News - July 12


CSGA Events


CSGA Movie Night

Reinventing Power

Thursday, July 13, 7 PM

Annapolis Friends Meeting House




Events of Interest to CSGA


No New Fossil Fuels In Maryland / Chesapeake Climate Action Network

July 14, Noon - Unitarian Universalist Church of Annapolis, Annapolis


Annapolis Chapter Meeting / Citizens Climate Lobby

July 14, 12:30 PM - Unitarian Universalist Church of Annapolis, Annapolis


High Tide in Dorchester / Havre de Grace Green Team

July 16, 7 PM - The Cultural Center at the Opera House, Havre de Grace


Bees & Butterflies / Severn River Association

July 17, 7 PM - Union Jack's of Annapolis, Annapolis


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

July 18, 10:30 AM - Maryland Department of the Environment, Baltimore


Meeting / Baltimore Commission on Sustainability

July 18, 4 PM - Balimore City Planning Office, Baltimore


Youth Climate March / This Is Zero Hour

July 21, 10:30 AM - National Mall, Washington


News, Information, and Opinion of Interest to CSGA


Our Say: In Annapolis, a few inches total up to another warning sign of sea level rise - Capital Gazette

If you pay attention, you can already see changes coming to the City Dock area of Annapolis. Annapolis Boat Shows will invest up to $100,000 in raised walkways to keep visitors and merchants out of the water during any flooding that takes place in future shows. Think about that for a moment.


11 States Sue Trump Administration Over Climate Super-Pollutants Used in Cooling | InsideClimate News

Eleven states and the District of Columbia sued the Trump administration on Wednesday, demanding enforcement of regulations on super-polluting greenhouse gases in air conditioners and refrigerators.


R.I. AG sues fossil-fuel companies over alleged role in climate change - providencejournal.com

In a case that he described as the first of its kind in the nation, Kilmartin announced the Superior Court complaint on Monday alongside Gov. Gina Raimondo at the Narragansett seawall, an iconic stretch of Rhode Island’s 400-mile coastline that is under threat in the face of rising seas and more severe storms.

The practically cost-free way to slow global warming that Trump won’t adopt - The Washington Post

A study shows methane leaks are negating the climate benefits of burning natural gas. But there’s an easy fix.


Trump’s Cuts In Climate-Change Research Spark a Global Scramble For Funds | The New Yorker

Natalie Meade writes on the trouble that Caribbean climate-change centers, including a prominent research facility in Belize, are experiencing in securing funding in the wake of President Trump’s environmental budget cuts.


Federal Energy Regulatory Commission approves Tennessee Gas Pipeline request to ship more natural gas to Mexico - San Antonio Business Journal

Federal regulators have approved a request by Tennessee Gas Pipeline that will allow the company to boost its natural gas exports to Mexico.


Franklin County wants pipeline company to reimburse it for public safety costs | roanoke.com

Franklin County plans to ask the Mountain Valley Pipeline to cover public safety costs it has incurred as a result of the project.


One week after suspension, some work resumes on the Mountain Valley Pipeline | richmond.com

After coming to a brief halt, construction of the Mountain Valley Pipeline is resuming piecemeal along its approximately 100-mile route through the New River and Roanoke valleys.


Mountain Valley Pipeline cited for environmental violations | newsadvance.com

Regulators in Virginia are citing the Mountain Valley Pipeline project for environmental violations they say include the improper release of sediment into waterways.


Mountain forest becomes classroom camp in pipeline fight | Miami Herald

As Miracle Ridge rises toward its peak on Jack Mountain, the remnants of a wire fence divide the mountain between lower slopes where cows once pastured and a high, narrow spine of virgin forest.


Exploded Leach XPress Pipe Won't be Online Until Mid-July | Marcellus Drilling News

Leach XPress Pipeline explosion/fire on June 7 TransCanada's Leach XPress project--some 160 miles of new natural gas pipeline and compression facilities.


Two men concerned about personal safety with Sunoco's pipeline - WHTM

Several Upper and Lower Frankford township residents say they expected Sunoco's pipeline to interfere with land, water quality, and wildlife.


Two protesters arrested at pipeline construction site in Middletown | Daily Local News

Two demonstrators – part of a group that dubbed themselves the “Mama Bear Brigade” including mothers and grandmothers – were arrested Tuesday when they sat down and blocked construction of Sunoco’s Mariner East 2 pipeline.


Mi'kmaq want answers from BP Canada after drilling mud spill off Nova Scotia coast | CBC News

Mi'kmaq chiefs from Nova Scotia and New Brunswick are voicing concerns after a mechanical failure on a BP Canada drilling rig resulted in 136,000 litres of synthetic-based "drilling mud" being spilled into waters off the coast of Nova Scotia.


Zombie Coal Plants Show Why Trump's Emergency Plan Is No Cure-All | InsideClimate News

Yorktown, where Lord Cornwallis accepted General Washington’s victory to end the American Revolution, would seem like an appropriate spot for a surrender in the war on coal. Instead, two outdated coal-fired power plants there, the Yorktown 1 and 2 units operated by Dominion Energy, are limping along in the Virginia heat.


What happens when the coal economy dies? Here's the story of one Texas town on life support | Dallas News

David Montelongo isn’t used to being alone.He's spent his 60 years in the Central Texas town of Rockdale, surrounded by family.


Fearing climate change, experts in San Diego warn U.S. nuclear industry faces collapse - The San Diego Union-Tribune

– which would more than cut in half the amount of low carbon fuel in the U.S.


'Climate Gentrification' Will Deepen Urban Inequality - CityLab

A new study investigates the intersection of climate change and real estate, and finds that higher elevations bring higher values.


Democratic Sen. Ben Cardin On Pruitt Resignation : NPR

Mary Louise Kelly talks to Sen. Ben Cardin about what will happen with the ethics investigations into Scott Pruitt now that he's resigned as EPA administrator.


Incoming EPA chief: ‘This is the right job for me.’ - The Washington Post

Andrew Wheeler has spent decades in Washington, working for the government and lobbying on behalf of industry. Now the low-profile policy expert has a very high-profile political job.


Take hot weather seriously - it's dangerous - Baltimore Sun

Maryland residents need to take precautions during heat wave.


Red-hot planet: All-time heat records have been set all over the world during the past week - The Washington Post

Montreal, Glasgow, Belfast and Yerevan, Armenia, are among the international cities to set all-time-high temperatures.