Events & News - June 21


CSGA Events

The Climate Apocalypse

Climate Stewards Speakers Series

Thursday, June 21, 7 PM

Annapolis Friends Meeting House




Events of Interest to CSGA


Rally for a Safety Study / We Are Cove Point

June 21, Noon - Governor's Mansion, Annapolis


June Days of Action vs Wells Fargo / Climate First!

June 22, 11:30 AM - Washington


June Days of Action vs Wells Fargo / Climate First!

June 23, 11 AM - Washington


Mitigation Working Group Meeting / Maryland Commission on Climate Change

June 27, 10 AM - Maryland Department of the Environment, Baltimore


News, Information, and Opinion of Interest to CSGA


Anne Arundel County Council approves polystyrene foam ban - Capital Gazette

The Anne Arundel County Council voted Monday to ban plastic foam in restaurants. More than two dozen people gave public comments on the issue.


Community Solar: How one of the first projects came to life! | Solar United Neighbors

Community solar is just starting to scratch the surface of its potential in Maryland, and, with the help of Solar United Neighbors, a small rooftop project in the heart of Baltimore City just became the state’s first community solar project to come online!


Maryland suing EPA on power plant pollution in other states - The Washington Post

A federal judge has ordered the Environmental Protection Agency to respond to Maryland’s request for a declaration that power plants in five upwind states are contributing to Maryland’s air quality problems.


Pride cometh before the flooding in Ocean City - Baltimore Sun

Maryland's 1st District congressman proudly stands in the way of clean energy - even as rising seas threaten his constituents.


Rodricks: Wind resistance in Ocean City is ludicrous - Baltimore Sun

The seaside resort town should embrace a new horizon with wind turbines on it.


Md. moving in the wrong direction on energy - Baltimore Sun

Mr. Hogan’s allegiance to the fossil fuel industry will line the pockets of multinational corporations and big banks while harming our climate.


Two more notices of violation issued to Mountain Valley Pipeline | wvgazettemail.com

State regulators have issued two more violation notices to the Mountain Valley Pipeline project, this time for for water pollution violations in Nicholas and Harrison counties.


2 pipeline projects draw more than 13,000 public comments | roanoke.com

More than 13,000 written comments have been submitted to a state board that invited public input on how two huge natural gas pipelines will impact Virginia’s water bodies.


PUC allows contentious Mariner East 1 pipeline to restart - Philly

But state regulators kept in place a suspension on construction of two new Sunoco pipelines in West Whiteland.


Fracking boom takes toll on Pennsylvania’s communities of color and lower-income areas – ThinkProgress

New report examines the environmental and economic impact of living near power plants.


Malloy signs clean energy and climate bills - Connecticut Post

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy on Wednesday signed a pair of bills that establish higher Greenhouse gas reduction standards, restrict some coastal development and increase the amount of clean energy coming into the state.


China hits pause on Appalachian energy investment citing trade war concerns | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Brian Anderson was hoping not to be alone at the podium at the Westin Convention Center on Monday morning.


Iceland's Glacier Monitors Use Measuring Tape to Track Climate Change - The Atlantic

Volunteers who have been monitoring glaciers for generations are firsthand witnesses to a warming Arctic landscape.


This Video Is All Your Kid Needs to Understand Climate Science | Earther

Lessons on climate change don’t require wonky charts or boring lectures. They can sometimes be as simple—and cute—as an animated video featuring penguins, an elephant seal, and some researchers ready for the freezing temperatures of Antarctica.


GOP senators challenge funding for global warming education program | NBC

Four GOP senators demanded a probe of NSF funding, saying a $4 million program to boost climate reporting by meteorologists is not science but "propagandizing.”


Saving the planet...one dumpling at a time | Thomson Reuters Foundation

Nearly three quarters of consumers globally are limiting or avoiding meat altogether.


Your Food Choices Can Have a Big Climate Impact, So Be Picky, New Study Says | InsideClimate News

When it comes to the climate impacts of our diet, it pays to be particular.


Meat and fish multinationals 'jeopardising Paris climate goals' | The Guardian

New index finds many of the world’s largest protein producers failing to measure or report emissions, despite accounting for 14.5% of greenhouse gases.


A shellfish diet might be even better than going vegan | Grist

Not all fish are created equal when it comes to their impact on the climate, according to a new study.


Natural gas pipeline explosion rocks rural Kansas - CBS News

Firefighters battled flames shooting as high as 100 feet into the sky


Kinder Morgan pipeline: Canadian government to buy project for $4.5bn | The Guardian

Finance minister says ‘this is an investment in Canada’s future’ and says pipeline will and must be built.


Indigenous protesters in Washington insist Trans Mountain won't be built | CBC News

Indigenous protesters in Washington State are promising a Standing Rock-style confrontation over the controversial pipeline expansion project.


How Justin Trudeau and Jerry Brown Can Help Save the Great Barrier Reef | The New Yorker

Bill McKibben writes about a recent visit to the Great Barrier Reef, which has been decimated by global warming, and links the fate of the reef to fossil-fuel development around the world.


Trump’s new oceans policy washes away Obama’s emphasis on conservation and climate | Science

Executive order emphasizes jobs and national security.


Chevron shareholders reject climate change resolutions | The Washington Examiner

Chevron shareholders rejected two climate change resolutions at the oil giant's annual meeting Wednesday, upsetting activists who are pressuring fossil fuel companies to curb crude oil production and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.


DNC Quietly Adopts Ban On Fossil Fuel Company Donations | HuffPost

The move is a step toward purging oil, gas and coal industry influence on the Democratic Party's climate policies.


Conservative Group Will Push for Carbon Tax, a Contrast to GOP Resistance - WSJ

A group of veteran conservative political leaders are launching a political-action committee to push for a U.S. carbon tax, a move potentially funded by several large corporations that could test Republican appetite to act on climate legislation.