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Events & News - Mar 8

CSGA Events

CSGA Business Meeting

Thursday, March 8, 7 PM

Annapolis Friends Meeting House

CSGA Movie Night

An Inconvenient Sequel

Friday, March 9, 7 PM

Annapolis Friends Meeting House

CSGA Speakers Series

Annapolis Mayor Gavin Buckley

Thursday, March 15, 7 PM

Annapolis Friends Meeting House

Events of Interest to CSGA

Rally for a Safety Study / We Are Cove Point

March 8, Noon - Governors Mansion, Annapolis

Hearings on requiring PSC to consider effect of pollution HB 1126, on requiring PSC to conduct rapid health assessment HB 1632, and on altering the distance for offshore wind HB 1135 / Maryland House Economic Matters Committee

March 8, 1 PM - House Office Building, Annapolis

Monthly Chapter Meeting / Citizens Climate Lobby Annapolis Chapter

March 10, 12:45 PM - Unitarian Universalist Church, Annapolis

No Eastern Shore Pipeline Community Meeting / Solidarity Maryland

March 10, 3:15 PM - Queen Anne's County Library, Centreville

Discussion Group / Baltimore Green Forum

March 11, 4 PM - Maryland Presbyterian Church, Towson

Adaptation and Response Working Group / Maryland Commission on Climate Change

March 12, 2 PM - Tawes State Office Building, Annapolis

No Crude Oil Trains in Baltimore / CCAN Action Fund

March 12, 4:30 PM - Baltimore City Hall, Baltimore

Hearing on Charles Station Compressor Station / Charles County Board of Appeals

March 13, 7 PM - Charles County Government Building, La Plata

Rally for a Safety Study / We Are Cove Point

March 15 Noon - Governors Mansion, Annapolis

News, Information, and Opinion of Interest to CSGA

A year after fracking ban, Maryland Gov. Hogan's support for natural gas sparks new battle - Baltimore Sun

A year after Maryland leaders settled a debate over the natural gas harvesting technique known as fracking by permanently banning it, environmentalists are battling projects like a Potomac River pipeline, the Cove Point terminal and a major investment by AtlaGas.

Invest more in solar or wind, not gas - Baltimore Sun

Governor Hogan should commit Maryland to more renewable energy, not more burning of natural gas.

Maryland should expand natural gas - Baltimore Sun

Hogan administration's proposed $103 million plan to expand natural gas service would be money well spent.

New Report Touts Success Of Regional Carbon Emissions Reduction Program | Rhode Island Public Radio

A New England carbon emissions reduction program could generate more than $7 billion by 2030 for energy efficiency improvements and renewable energy.

Under pressure from Senate Democrats, EPA restores funding for the Bay Journal - The Washington Post

The Environmental Protection Agency agreed Thursday to restore $325,000 in funding this year for the Bay Journal, a publication with a print circulation of 50,000 that has covered environmental issues in the Chesapeake Bay for more than a quarter-century.

Two clean energy bills in Md.; one clear choice - Baltimore Sun

This week, the Maryland General Assembly will evaluate two very different proposals for the future of energy and climate policy in our state. One, The 100% Clean Renewable Energy and Equity Act, will fundamentally change the trajectory for wind and solar development; it is the clear choice.

Washington State's Carbon Tax Bill Dies in Legislature | US News

Another ambitious effort to pass a carbon tax in Washington state has faltered as both Gov. Jay Inslee and the bill's prime sponsor conceded Thursday that there weren't enough votes to pass the measure out of the state Senate.

The US Could Supply 80 Percent of Its Energy with Wind and Solar - Motherboard

It would require an infrastructure overhaul costing hundreds of billions—if not trillions—of dollars, but technically speaking, it’s possible.

EPA Finds Black Americans Face More Health-Threatening Air Pollution | InsideClimate News

Black Americans are subjected to higher levels of air pollution than white Americans regardless of their wealth, researchers with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency conclude.Researchers at the EPA’s National Center for Environmental Assessment looked at facilities emitting air pollution, as well as at the racial and economic profiles of surrounding communities.

Parts Suppliers Call for Cleaner Cars, Splitting With Their Main Customers: Automakers - The New York Times

Car-parts makers spoke out against a Trump administration plan to review and potentially weaken tailpipe pollution rules.

We have launched the Climate Counter-strike – Julio Friedmann – Medium

UN Climate Change Secretariat Suspends French Newsroom Service | UNFCCC

Visualizing a Warmer World: 10 Maps of Climate Vulnerability | World Resources Institute

From crop fields in the Iberian Peninsula to city streets in the southern United States, all communities will feel the effects of a warmer world. Here's a visual look at what the future holds for five regions.

College Republicans Try to Fix the GOP’s Climate Stance - The Atlantic

"A lot of young conservatives are frustrated by the false choice between no climate action and a big government regulatory scheme."

These provocative images show Russian trolls sought to inflame debate over climate change, fracking and Dakota pipeline - The Washington Post

Previously undisclosed Facebook posts shows just how far the disinformation campaign went.

GOP Pushes 80 Anti-Environment Riders, Dark Money Rule Changes in Spending Bill | InsideClimate News

Congressional Republicans are planning a two-fisted assault on climate and other environmental policies as they push a must-pass spending package for the current fiscal year, which is already half over.

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