Legislation to Limit New Fossil Fuel Infrastructure
Thursday, July 11, 7 PM
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Events of Interest to CSGA
Nonviolent Direct Action Training / Extinction Rebellion Washington DC
July 8, 7 PM - Saint Stephens and the Incarnation Episcopal Church, Washington
Tell Congress: Declare Climate Emergency! / Extinction Rebellion Washington DC
July 9, 5 PM - Spirit of Justice Park, Washington
Trash Headdress, Hat, Costume Making Workshop / Baltimore Peoples Climate Movement
July 9, 6 PM - Black Cherry Puppet Theater, Baltimore
Climate & Tea Talk / Elders Climate Action
July 9, 6 PM - Teleconference
Annapolis Chapter Meeting / Citizens Climate Lobby
July 13, 12:45 PM - Unitarian Universalist Church, Annapolis
News, Information, and Opinion of Interest to CSGA
Much to Gary Erb's chagrin, a natural gas pipeline now cuts across his 72-acre homestead in Conestoga Township, Pennsylvania.
One of Colombia's most-prominent grassroots activists and winner of a prestigious international environmental prize has been attacked at a meeting.
U.S. Steel will invest more than $1 billion on state-of-the-art facilities in western Pennsylvania that it says will improve its steelmaking efficiency and reduce emissions.
Cities scores - CDP
43 global cities acting to reduce emissions, adapt to climate risks and manage water resources.
Children may be their parents' best climate-change teachers | Thomson Reuters Foundation
Study results suggest nationwide protests by young people urging action to tackle global warming could influence the views of adults.
Solar Industry Diversity Study - The Solar Foundation
Paying off a mortgage is a significant event in the lives of most people.
Virginia’s recently signed budget includes language that restricts the state from spending funds on a multistate agreement designed to reduce carbon emissions.
Business as usual is not acceptable when it comes to protecting our planet - The Washington Post
Governments need to do more — and fast — to stop the degradation of nature, a U.N. report shows.
Once again, the U.S. embarrasses itself on climate change - The Washington Post
By pushing its climate denialism, the Trump administration damages its relations with allies and puts its own people in danger.
Trump Administration Hardens Its Attack on Climate Science - The New York Times
In a significant escalation, policymakers are seeking to undermine or discard research showing the most dire risks of inaction on climate change.
European Parliament elections: Greens surge as voters abandon old parties over climate - The Washington Post
The rise of Europe’s Greens may prove to be just as significant as that of the far-right, policymakers say.
Letter to Editor: Our Environment and Federal Legislative Options | The Chestertown Spy
Projections for sea level rise over the next two decades indicate that Rock Hall is the most economically vulnerable in Kent County.
Can severe weather open eyes to climate change? - Baltimore Sun
Record flooding and tornadoes should be a wake-up call to Americans, particularly Midwesterners, who are often climatic skeptics.
If she beats the powerful House majority leader, Mckayla Wilkes wants to work toward opening the doors to refugees fleeing extreme weather.
Judge rules Range can't depose Post-Gazette reporters or see their notes | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Newspaper seeks to intervene to open up sealed settlement in high-profile Washington County case chronicled in Pulitzer Prize winning book.
As part of a growing trend of lawsuits over climate change impacts, cities and states across the U.S. are seeking damages from oil, gas, and coal companies whose products drive the crisis and which for years evidently engaged in disinformation and denial campaigns to stall climate action.
Alston warned in a report that even in the 'best-case scenario', hundreds of millions would face food insecurity, forced migration, disease and death.
Former coal lobbyist and Trump-appointed Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler signed a rule that officially replaces the Obama-era Clean Power Plan with a new regulation that Wheeler said could lead to the opening of more coal plants. The announcement was roundly criticized by environmental groups.
Protesters here, police there — one group wants to stop coal mining, the other is trying to stop them. Protests, a ritual in the Rhineland, are getting help from the Fridays for Future movement, as Peter Hille reports.
The protesters were affiliated with a group called Extinction Rebellion, and a group spokeswoman said they wanted to call attention to how news outlets cover climate change.
The Trump administration has stopped promoting government-funded research into how higher temperatures can damage crops and pose health risks.
Refinery fire has been extinguished; investigation begins Monday | Philadelphia Inquirer
Investigators from federal and local agencies, including the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, are scheduled to begin their investigation early Monday.
Canada Approves Expansion of Controversial Trans Mountain Pipeline - The New York Times
Plans to expand the pipeline linking Alberta’s landlocked oil sands with British Columbia have divided provinces and exposed a rift in Indigenous communities.
The Trump administration proposed Friday that federal agencies no longer have to take project's long-term climate impacts when assessing how they will affect the environment, reversing a major Obama administration policy.
Call on government, business, and civil society leaders, elected officials, and candidates for office to recognize climate change as a health emergency and to work across government agencies and with communities and businesses to prioritize action on this Climate, Health and Equity Policy Action Agenda.
Trump EPA finalizes rule to gut Obama coal plant regulations | Washington Examiner
The Trump administration finalized Wednesday its much-anticipated rule gutting President Barack Obama’s signature plan for reducing carbon emissions from coal plants to combat climate change.
Emission Inventory | Maryland Department of the Environment
The Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Act requires the Department of the Environment to prepare and publish an updated inventory of statewide greenhouse gas emissions for a three-year cycle.
Trump's impeachable offense: Ignoring climate change - Baltimore Sun
The impeachment noise in Washington is a distraction from an existential threat to life on Earth.
NJ OKs biggest US wind farm ever off Jersey Shore; will power 500K homes | Asbury Park Press
A $1.6 billion 1,110-megawatt wind energy farm located about 15 miles off the coast of Atlantic City was approved by New Jersey regulators on Friday.
It’s hard to count how many times Virginia environmental regulators have been asked to stop work on the Mountain Valley Pipeline.
As Coal Fades in the U.S., Natural Gas Becomes the Climate Battleground - The New York Times
Utilities are facing a choice: embrace natural gas, or shift more aggressively to renewable power? The decision will have a major climate impact.
Maryland Governor Larry Hogan orders state-owned buildings to be more energy efficient - The Washington Post
The state spends $210 million a year on utilities; order calls for a 10 percent reduction in energy consumption by 2029.
A new study published today in Nature Communications by researchers from IIASA, Boston University, and the Ca’ Foscari University of Venice found that by mid-century climate change will increase the demand for energy globally, even with modest warming.
U.S. electricity generation from renewables surpassed coal in April - U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)
UN report on 1.5C blocked from climate talks after Saudi Arabia disputes science | Climate Home News
There will be no further formal discussions of the IPCC's findings at the UN after Saudi Arabia fought to undermine the findings of the global scientific community.
U.S. refinery capacity reaches record high at the start of 2019 - U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)
How Rogue Republicans Killed Oregon’s Climate-Change Bill | The New Yorker
Carolyn Kormann writes about how Republican opponents of Oregon’s cap-and-trade legislation blocked the bill by fleeing the capitol, and how youth activists have responded with protests.
Industry and belligerence won out over climate legislation.
Fake news ‘vaccine’ works: ‘pre-bunk’ game reduces susceptibility to disinformation | University of Cambridge
An online game in which people play the role of propaganda producers to help them identify real world disinformation has been shown to increase “psychological resistance” to fake news, according to a study of 15,000 participants.
More than 130 counties face billion-dollar price tags to defend against chronic flooding from climate-driven sea-level rise by 2040.
Advocates of the pipeline who serve as elected state legislators personally stand to profit from it.
Pointing finger of blame at FERC, Dominion pulls 120,000 Dt/d gas project | S&P Global Platts
'No reasonable justification for delay': Dominion Project would move Appalachian gas to eastern Ohio Dominion Energy Transmission on Friday withdrew its application for the 120,000 Dt/d Sweden Valley.
Two-degree climate goal attainable without early infrastructure retirement | Carnegie Institution for Science
America's liquefied natural gas boom has a climate change problem, according to a report released on Monday.
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