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Events & News - June 14

CSGA Events

CSGA Business Meeting

Thursday, June 14, 7 PM

Annapolis Friends Meeting House

Climate Stewards Speakers Series

Thursday, June 21, 7 PM

Annapolis Friends Meeting House

Events of Interest to CSGA

Happening / Cedar Lane Unitarian Universalist Church

June 15, 6:30 PM - Cedar Lane Unitarian Universalist Church, Bethesda

Meeting / Maryland Commission on Climate Change

June 19, 1 PM - Maryland Department of the Environment, Baltimore

Meeting / Baltimore Commission on Sustainablity

June 19, 4 PM - City Planning Office, Baltimore

Meeting / No Eastern Shore Pipeline

June 19, 5:30 PM - Centre Branch Library, Salisbury

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

June 20, 10:30 AM - Maryland Department of the Environment, Baltimore

News, Information, and Opinion of Interest to CSGA

An explosion Thursday morning in Marshall County, West Virginia, sent a ball of fire shooting into the sky.

For the second time since work began on the Mountain Valley Pipeline, regulators have put the company on notice that it is breaking rules meant to protect the environment.

Rover Pipeline LLC has agreed to pay the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection $430,000 for water pollution violations in the state, according to a consent order made public Tuesday.

Up until this point, it appeared as if nothing was going to stop the Mariner East 2 pipeline.

Wolf touts the rules, which apply only to new wells.

Psychologists trained in disaster psychology say after a traumatic event like a flood, people can experience stress, depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder.Going through a flood for the second time can worsen these responses, they said. And adding to the stress and trauma is the question of whether or not to rebuild.

Poor people just get the short end of the stick continuously, and climate change is just another thing they are going to have to deal with.

Just days ago, we were reporting that the Central Arizona Project had secured the lowest confirmed solar price in the U.S. That Arizona record is already under threat from projects that utility NV Energy selected as part of its integrated resource planning.

Consumers Energy, Michigan's largest energy provider, said it would increase solar and wind energy.

Since 2000, the world has doubled its coal-fired power capacity to 2,000 gigawatts (GW) after explosive growth in China and India. Another 200GW is being built and 450GW is planned.

The U.S. House overwhelmingly votes to keep the popular energy program.

President Trump ordered Energy Secretary Rick Perry to take "immediate steps" to save ailing coal and nuclear power plants from closing, the White House announced Friday afternoon.

Federal regulators on Tuesday disputed the Trump administration’s claim that struggles facing the coal and nuclear industries threaten the reliability of the nation’s power grid.

White House officials last year weighed whether to simply “ignore” the climate findings emerging from federal agencies under President Trump or instead develop “a coherent, fact-based message about climate science,” according to a memo obtained by The Washington Post.

The U.S. Transportation Department is repealing a rule, finalized in the closing days of the Obama administration as part of the fight against global warming, requiring states to track greenhouse gas emissions from vehicles on the nation’s highways.

The board, with more than a dozen Pruitt-appointed members, questioned his efforts to roll back the Clean Power Plan and weaken auto standards and other regulations.

A group of Republicans senators is pushing President Trump to let them approve a treaty amendment meant to cut emissions of certain greenhouse gases.

It's almost impossible to calculate how many trillions of dollars it could cost.

The federal government, seeking to protect itself from the growing cost of natural disasters, is borrowing a technique from the private sector and buying reinsurance.

In 2017, there were 152 million children under the age of 18 working around the world.

They may not say 'climate change,' but many Republican US mayors support clean energy, jobs in renewable industries, and other climate-friendly policies. And so do majorities of their constituents.

Fueled by coal-burning power plants and heavy industry, seven southeastern states produce enough carbon dioxide combined to rank as the world’s sixth-largest climate polluter, but few of the region’s larger cities are setting measurable goals for cleaning up, a new report concludes.

A new paper makes the case for supply-side climate policy.

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