Events & News - July 26

CSGA Events

Pipelines in Communities

Climate Steward Speakers Series

Thursday, July 26, 7 PM

Annapolis Friends Meeting House

Events of Interest to CSGA

Days of Action vs Wells Fargo / Climate First

July 27, 11:30 AM - Washington

Transit, Housing & Health Town Hall / Baltimore Peoples Climate Movement

July 28, 11 AM - The Real News Network, Baltimore

Days of Action vs Wells Fargo / Climate First

July 28, 11 AM - Washington

Adaptation and Response Working Group Meeting / Maryland Commission on Climate Change

July 30, 12:30 PM - Tawes State Office Building, Annapolis

Statewide Transportation Committee Kickoff Meeting / Sierra Club

July 30, 7 PM - Sierra Club Maryland Chapter, College Park

Meeting / Annapolis Environmental Commission

Aug 1, 7 PM - 145 Gorman St, Annapolis

Mitigation Working Group / Maryland Commission on Climate Change

Aug 2, 10 AM - Maryland Department of the Environment, Baltimore

News, Information, and Opinion of Interest to CSGA

States look to pump brakes on transportation emissions | S&P Global

New England and mid-Atlantic state officials are looking to curb transportation emissions to reach their ambitious targets for greenhouse gas reductions.

Amid Light Rail shutdown, some want reduced service in Anne Arundel - Capital Gazette

Amid a two-week closure of both southern spurs of the Baltimore Light Rail into northern Anne Arundel County for flooding repairs, a group of residents and politicians are pushing to close or limit some of the service permanently, citing crime concerns.

Republicans Move to Kill Carbon Tax Before It Gains Any Momentum - Bloomberg

A new, Republican-led effort to tax carbon dioxide emissions isn’t likely to make it to a vote in the House of Representatives anytime soon -- but opponents aren’t taking any chances.

Curbelo Joins Columbia University to Discuss Introduction of MARKET CHOICE Act | Congressman Carlos Curbelo

Legislation Would Fund Infrastructure Modernization, Reduce Carbon Emission Levels, Provide Regulation Stability, Repeal Regressive Taxes That Discriminate Lower- and Middle-Income Americans.

Fossil Fuel Industry Outspent Environmentalists and Renewables by 10:1 on Climate Lobbying, New Study Finds | DeSmogBlog

Industry sectors based on fossil fuels significantly outspent environmental groups and renewable energy companies on climate change lobbying, new research has found.

Pa. GOP gov nominee to climate change activist: 'You're a little young and naive' - Philly

Scott Wagner made the comment after an 18-year-old woman asked if his refusal to take action on climate change had anything to do with $200,000 in campaign contributions that she said he had accepted from the fossil fuel industry.

Meet the Teenagers Leading a Climate Change Movement - The New York Times

Zero Hour, the nationwide coalition behind Saturday’s youth marches in Washington and other cities, is hoping to inspire young people to step up and demand change.

Teens help reimagine America’s first climate change museum | Grist

The Climate Museum won't be your typical museum. With youth at the helm, it's mixing activism with art and science.

Can 'climate kids' take on governments and win? - CNN

An increasing number of young people around the world are taking legal action against their governments over the effects of climate change.

How environmental outreach efforts are targeting Philly Latinos: The most interested in climate change, study shows |

Local agencies and community organizations are working together on climate change, as a Yale University study suggests U.S. Latinos are most interested in the global issue.

New Mariner East troubles: Spill in western Pa., exposed pipeline outside Philadelphia | StateImpact Pennsylvania

The state’s Public Utility Commission said people are not in “imminent danger” from the exposed pipe. But a township supervisor said she’s concerned and wants the situation treated with urgency.

Residents demand a shutdown of Sunoco pipeline project |

State legislators listened to residents’ concerns about the Mariner East pipeline while getting an outline of the oversight process at a Pennsylvania Majority Policy Committee hearing Tuesday.

Environmental regulators cite Mountain Valley Pipeline again |

For the sixth time, environmental regulators have cited Mountain Valley Pipeline for failing to contain muddy water flowing from construction sites.

Federal regulators approve gas pipeline that had been target of protests in Maryland - Capital Gazette

Federal energy regulators have approved a natural gas pipeline that Maryland environmentalists had called on Gov. Larry Hogan to block. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Thursday signed off on a Columbia Gas line planned to pass through a sliver of Maryland near Hancock.

Energy Department clears ‘small-scale’ natural gas exports for fast approval | TheHill

The Trump administration is expediting the approval process for projects that are meant to export small amounts of natural gas, including liquefied natural gas.

Face to Face with Oil and Gas: Voices from the Front Lines of Oil and Gas Pollution - Moms Clean Air Force

Moms Clean Air Force released a new report: Face to Face with Oil and Gas: Voices from the Front Lines of Oil and Gas Pollution.

Judge Throws Out New York Climate Lawsuit - The New York Times

A federal judge has dismissed a suit brought by the city that would have forced fossil fuel companies to pay for some costs of climate change.

Baltimore plans suit against oil and gas companies for their role in spurring climate change - Baltimore Sun

Baltimore officials are expected to announce Friday a lawsuit against top oil and gas companies for their role in global climate change.

Texas power companies ask consumers to cut back as heat intensifies - Houston Chronicle

Retail electric providers are asking consumers to cut back on afternoon power use as high temperatures state-wide strain the power grid.

Firefighters Across Europe Rush to Help Sweden Battle Blazes - Bloomberg

Europe is sending hundreds of firefighters to help Swedish emergency services contain multiple forest fires across the Nordic country.

U.N. pact offers hope to world's climate migrants | Thomson Reuters Foundation

The United Nations agreed to draw up a migration pact to cope with the millions of migrants moving from country to country.

IEA: Renewables investment in India topped fossil fuels for first time in 2017 | Carbon Brief

Investment in renewable power in India topped fossil fuels for the first time in 2017, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA).

Clean Energy Credit Union launches to support low carbon transition | TreeHugger

The online-only financial institution will provide low cost loans for solar, electric cars and even electric-assist bicycles.