CSGA Business Meeting
Thursday, May 10, 7 PM
Annapolis Friends Meeting House
Events of Interest to CSGA
Rally for a Safety Study / We are Cove Point
May 10, Noon - Governor's Mansion, Annapolis
The 4th Symposium on Environmental Justice and Health Disparities in Maryland and the Washington, DC Region / UMd School of Public Health Center for Health Equity
May 12, 9 AM - University of Maryland, College Park
Meeting / Citizens' Climate Lobby Annapolis Chapter
May 12, 12:30 PM - Unitarian Universalist Church, Annapolis
Meeting / Baltimore Commission on Sustainability
May 15, 4 PM - Baltimore City Planning Office, Baltimore
Education, Communication and Outread Working Group Meeting / Maryland Climate Change Commission
May 16, 10:30 AM - Maryland Department of the Environment, Baltimore
Drop In and Hang Out at MDE / We Are Cove Point
May 16, 11 AM - Maryland Department of the Environment, Baltimore
Hearing on Petition of the Electric Vehicle Work Group for Implementation of a Statewide Electric Vehicle Portfolio / Maryland Public Service Commission
May 17, 10 AM - William Donald Schaefer Tower, Baltimore
Rally for a Safety Study / We are Cove Point
May 17, Noon - Governor's Mansion, Annapolis
Three Movies about Water, in India, Kenya and Here / Cedar Lane Unitarian Universalist Church
May 18, 6:30 PM - Cedar Lane Unitarian Universalist Church, Bethesda
News, Information, and Opinion of Interest to CSGA
The fight against a planned gas pipeline in Virginia turned to the courts this week. - The Washington Post
Sen. Chap Petersen (D-Fairfax) says government is illegally blocking public access.
Women sitting in trees to protest pipeline come down after judge threatens fines - The Washington Post
Theresa “Red” Terry, 61, and her daughter, Theresa Minor Terry, 30, had been up there for five weeks.
Opponents of the proposed cross-Canada pipeline expansion blocked traffic with teepees and also occupied the lobby of an office building. About a dozen people later were arrested after police asked them to leave and they refused.
Dozens of new laws proposed since Trump’s election seem designed to squash the right to protest.
Enbridge sued in federal court in its effort to build a compressor station near the Fore River.
Enbridge set to pay $1.8M in pipeline inspection dispute | The Detroit News
Enbridge Energy will pay more than $1.8 million for allegedly missing pipeline inspections last year.
Sunoco restarted stalled operations Thursday on the ME1, and then was hit with a $356K fine for construction violations on ME2.
Dozens of people in bright orange shirts told the New Orleans City Council they supported a new power plant. Now The Lens reports that at least some were paid to show up and told what to say.
Plaquemines Parish wetland landowners will get only $1,102 in damages, judge rules
On Climate Change, a Disconnect Between Attitudes and Behavior - Pacific Standard
A new study finds climate change skeptics are more likely to behave in eco-friendly ways than those who are highly concerned about the issue.
Earth’s atmosphere just crossed another troubling climate change threshold - The Washington Post
Carbon dioxide concentrations have now passed 410 parts per million, sustained over a month.
Global tourism accounts for 8% of total worldwide greenhouse gas emissions, four times more than previously believed, new research says.
Regulators reject Dominion’s renewable energy proposal - The Washington Post
State regulators are rejecting Dominion Energy’s plan to offer 100 percent renewable energy plans to its big customers, saying the electric monopoly’s proposal isn’t fair or reasonable.
Vermont reduces incentives for renewable energy program | The Sacramento Bee
State utility regulators are reducing the financial incentives for Vermonters who install renewable energy systems such as solar panels and get a credit on their electric bills for providing power to the grid.
A House subcommittee voted Monday for a bipartisan funding bill to give $44.7 billion to the Energy Department and Army Corps of Engineers, rejecting many of President Trump’s proposed cuts to the programs.
Allianz says it will stop insuring coal-fired power plants and coal mines as part of its contribution to combating climate change.
OFF TOPIC: Climate advocate quietly tutors Trump's team -- www.eenews.net
Trammell S. Crow may be one of the most influential environmental and energy players you've never heard about.
Offshore Energy Outlook | IEA
Rescue workers in Poland located 3rd coal miner, 4 missing - The Washington Post
Rescuers have located a third miner out of seven who went missing after an earthquake struck a coal mine Saturday in southern Poland, a mining official said. Two were rescued earlier with non-life threatening injuries.
In the rush to accommodate increasing numbers of electric cars, some cities are letting bulky charging stations take space from pedestrians.