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Events & News March 14

CSGA Events

Climate Change Discussion

Thursday, March 21, 7 PM

Annapolis Friends Meeting House



Events of Interest to CSGA

Mar 15, Noon - Revenue and Treasury Courtyard, Annapolis

Mar 16, 1 PM - City Garage, Baltimore

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

The Clean Energy Jobs Act prioritizes economic and environmental progress.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

The Clean Energy Jobs Act prioritizes economic and environmental progress.

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 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.

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