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Events & News May 2

CSGA Events


CSGA Business Meeting

Thursday, May 9, 7 PM

Annapolis Friends Meeting House

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Events of Interest to CSGA

Catharsis on the Mall 2019 / Extinction Rebellion DC

May 3, Noon - Nation Mall, Washington


Transportation and Climate Change / Maryland Department of Transportation

May 6, Noon - Webinar


Annapolis Chapter Meeting / Citizens Climate Lobby

May 11, 12:15 PM - Unitarian Universalist Church of Annapolis


News, Information, and Opinion of Interest to CSGA


‘I would go to prison’: the ordinary people getting arrested for Extinction Rebellion | The Guardian

More than 1,000 demonstrators have been arrested in London in the past nine days. Here, nine of the climate change protesters explain the extraordinary ends they will go to for the Earth.


Historic Tropical Cyclone Kenneth crashes ashore in northern Mozambique, where devastating flooding is feared - The Washington Post

Kenneth follows Cyclone Idai, the country’s deadliest known storm. There is no record of two storms so strong striking Mozambique in the same season.


Dakota Access Company Bought Up Dozens Of Anti-Pipeline URLs | HuffPost

Energy Transfer Partners wants to ensure foes don't launch websites like "energytransfer.sucks."


Hoyer announces House votes on climate bill, disaster aid | TheHill

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) on Thursday announced that lawmakers in the coming weeks will consider top items on the Democratic legislative agenda ranging from climate change to LGBT rights.


Man convicted in pipeline break-in gets new trial | goskagit.com

A man convicted of burglary for breaking into the Kinder Morgan oil pipeline facility west of Burlington in 2016 has been granted a new trial.


Photos: Climate-Change Protests Around the World - The Atlantic

Since the beginning of the year, large numbers of protests against government inaction on issues of climate change have been taking place in cities worldwide.


Tips For Teaching Your Students About Climate Change And Global Warming : NPR

In an NPR/Ipsos poll, 65% of teachers said they don't talk about climate change because it's not related to the subjects they teach. Here are some tips that you can use in any classroom.


Does the climate change movement have a class problem? | i-D

Environmental activism is frequently associated with the white middle class, but it's an issue that disproportionately affects working class people and people of colour. Without addressing that dissonance, the movement can't move forward.


Iowa pork producers stall utility efforts to upend solar net metering | Energy News Network

Hog farmers’ voices are “making a huge difference” in opposing the bill, which has been awaiting a House vote since March.


A decade after ‘Food, Inc.,’ Maryland lawmakers still answer to the poultry industry - The Washington Post

Eastern Shore families want to know what’s wrong with the air they breathe.


Mountain Valley Pipeline gets good and bad news on court challenges | roanoke.com

A state regulation delayed a key part of work on the Mountain Valley Pipeline — the crossings of more than 1,000 streams and wetlands in the two Virginias.


Guidance about Planning for Natural Disaster Debris | Managing Materials and Wastes for Homeland Security Incidents | US EPA

This document, published in 2019, is designed for local communities (including cities, counties, tribes, etc.) who are encouraged to create disaster debris management plans.


Ocean changes affected deadly duo of Mozambique cyclones | AP

Warming waters and rising sea levels are affecting Indian Ocean cyclones such as those that have wrought havoc in Mozambique in recent weeks.


How an Evolving Movement Led to New York City’s Sweeping Climate Bills | US News

A growing climate movement and community alliances allowed the city to push back against the interests of the real estate industry.


Netflix's "Our Planet" And Our Personal Responsibility To Combat Climate Change | Buzzfeed

As someone who loves traveling and going outdoors, I struggle with balancing my hopefulness and my despair — and my culpability — regarding an imperiled earth.


Man-made crisis: toxic masculinity drives climate change, say UK artists | Thomson Reuters Foundation

Women and girls account for 80 percent of those displaced and their vulnerabilities are exposed during climate disasters, UN says.


Climate Mission | Inslee for America

Governor Jay Inslee knows that climate change is the defining challenge of our time and that it must be the foremost priority for the next president. Learn more about why he's running and how he plans to defeat climate change.


Climate Change - Beto For America

Beto's four-part framework to mobilize a historic $5 trillion over ten years, require net-zero emissions by 2050, and address the greatest threat we face.


Combat Climate Change and Pass a Green New Deal - Bernie Sanders

Climate change is the single greatest threat facing our planet. Yet the giant, multi-national fossil fuel corporations have spent hundreds of millions of dollars furthering their greed and protecting their profits at the expense of our climate and our future.


John Delaney's Plan for Climate Change | John Delaney for President

The effects of climate change do not stop at borders and we can no longer avoid the realities of the situation that we find ourselves in.


Combat Climate Change - Andrew Yang for President

Andrew Yang's Policy on Climate Change: It should be a top priority of the federal government to implement policies to control anthropogenic climate change while working with other governments to implement these policies throughout the world.


In a Switch, Some Republicans Start Citing Climate Change as Driving Their Policies - The New York Times

Driven partly by polls showing voters in both parties — particularly younger ones — are worried about a warming planet, some lawmakers are changing how they talk about climate change.


Wolf says regional cap-and trade plan needs 'serious' look | AP

Gov. Tom Wolf said Monday he wants to take a serious look at Pennsylvania joining a consortium of states that sets caps on greenhouse gas emissions from power plants.


D.C. Is First to Plan to Remove, Retrofit Flood-Prone Buildings - Bloomberg

Washington is announcing a goal of retrofitting or removing all of its flood-prone buildings by 2050, the first major U.S. city to set such a policy.


Verso announces closing of Luke mill, loss of 675 jobs | times-news.com

The Luke paper mill will be closed by June 30, resulting in a loss of 675 jobs, according to the Verso Corp. that announced the closing Tuesday.


Your Gas Stove Is Bad for You and the Planet - The New York Times

To help solve the climate crisis, we need to electrify everything.