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Events & News March 14

CSGA Events

A Night of Healthy Soils

Climate Change Discussion

Thursday, March 21, 7 PM

Annapolis Friends Meeting House



Events of Interest to CSGA

Annapolis Youth Climate Strike

Mar 15, Noon - Revenue and Treasury Courtyard, Annapolis

Zero Waste: Youth Leadership in Action Day / United Workers

Mar 16, 1 PM - City Garage, Baltimore

Strategies and Stories from the German Climate Justice Movement

Mar 16, 2 PM - The Undercroft, Baltimore

Education, Communication & Outreach Committee / Maryland Commission on Climate Change

Mar 20, 10:30 AM - Conference Call

Meeting / Baltimore Commission on Sustainability

Mar 20, 4 PM - Baltimore City Planning Office, Baltimore

FCA Update & Tree Care in Critical Area / Severn River Association

Mar 20, 6:30 PM - Union Jack's, Annapolis


News, Information, and Opinion of Interest to CSGA

Amelia Farrell: Why I’m striking for the climate Friday at the State House - Capital Gazette

I’ve invited students and other environmental advocates to the Youth Climate Strike Friday in Annapolis, where we plan to urge the General Assembly to pass bills to protect the environment and slow the impacts of climate change.

WV Legislature doing little to help residents affected by natural gas drilling |

West Virginia Delegate Terri Sypolt says she understands how natural gas drilling has changed the look and feel of communities in the state, bringing an influx of noisy truck traffic.

Amid heated Green New Deal debate, Congress passes bipartisan conservation bill - ABC News

In a joint interview with ABC News Live, members of Congress that worked on the bill from both parties say there is a way to find compromise on Capitol Hill.

The Energy 202: Congress has held at least 15 climate hearings since Democrats won the House - The Washington Post

They say House Republicans almost entirely ignored the issue during their eight years in power.

Pipeline opponents press bill to require more scrutiny |

Proponents gathered Thursday to support legislation to make it more difficult for companies to build pipelines to transport “fracked” gas.

The Fight For The Atlantic Coast & Mountain Valley Pipelines | Forbes

Two proposed long-haul natural gas transportation projects—the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) and the Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP)—are now in peril. That’s the result of a decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit in Richmond, Virginia in late February.

As Extreme Weather Forces Coal to Falter, Where Will Resilience Come From? | Greentech Media

Fuel security does not equal grid resilience, the authors argue.

Shareholder Resolution Demands Better Transparency of Rockwool | DC Media Group

Rockwool produces a "green" product with a "dirty" manufacturing process. Neighbors of a planned factory want better disclosure of the risks.

The 2019 Community Power Scorecard - Institute for Local Self-Reliance

In ILSR's 2019 Community Power Scorecard, four states excelled, 11 states and D.C. saw above average scores, 15 were mediocre, and 20 states received failing grades at enabling individuals and communities to take charge of their energy futures.

With electric ferries, Maryland won't need a third bay bridge - Baltimore Sun

Gov. Larry Hogan needs to 'call the Norwegians' about getting a fleet of battery-powered ferries to cross the bay at multiple points.

Setting the right course on climate change in Annapolis - The Washington Post

The Clean Energy Jobs Act prioritizes economic and environmental progress.

Natural Gas Has a Demand Problem Amid Battle for Home Hookups - Bloomberg

One of the biggest threats facing the natural gas industry is inside the house.

Coal’s Poisonous Legacy | Environmental Integrity

An examination of industry data available for the first time concludes that 91 percent of U.S. coal-fired power plants are contaminating groundwater.

Adults won’t take climate change seriously. So we, the youth, are forced to strike. - Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

Ahead of a global school strike on climate change, teen leaders of the US effort explain what they're fighting for, how adults let them down, and why they can't wait any more to act.

Why The Green New Deal Cuts Consumer Energy Costs & Unemployment | CleanTechnica

Critics claim that the Green New Deal is unaffordable and uneconomical and will sink the US into more debt. Having led the research team that developed science-based plans to transition each of the 50 states to 100% wind, water, and solar (WWS) in all energy sectors (electricity, transportation, heating and cooling, and industry), we conclude the opposite is true.

Republicans are the real threat to hamburgers, not Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez – ThinkProgress

GOP climate inaction will drive megadroughts that make beef a scarce commodity.

Black and Hispanic Americans bear a disproportionate burden from air pollution | UW News

Black and Hispanic Americans bear a disproportionate burden from air pollution generated mainly by non-Hispanic white Americans, according to new research.

Lisa Murkowski and Joe Manchin: It’s time to act on climate change — responsibly - The Washington Post

There are many practical solutions that everyone should be able to get behind.

Setting the right course on climate change in Annapolis - The Washington Post

The Clean Energy Jobs Act prioritizes economic and environmental progress.

GAO Report Concludes Climate Change Will Cost Taxpayers Even More if Government Fails to Act | Common Dreams

Under Armour to issue climate change policy next year following questions from NY pension fund - Baltimore Sun

In response to a request from investors in a New York pension fund, Under Armour said it is working on a climate change strategy.

New Mexico Aims To Be Fossil-Fuel Free By 2045, Despite Oil Boom : NPR

New Mexico lawmakers passed a bill this week mandating state utilities use 100 percent renewable energy by 2045. Meanwhile, oil production in the southeast corner of the state is breaking records.

3-5°C temperature rise is now ‘locked-in’ for the Arctic | UN Environment

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