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Events & News - May 24

Events of Interest to CSGA

A Day of Actions vs. Wells Fargo / Climate First

May 24, 10:45 AM - Washington

Rally for a Safety Study / We Are Cove Point

May 24, Noon - Governor's Mansion, Annapolis

Drop In and Hang Out at MDE / We Are Cove Point

May 30, 11 AM - Maryland Department of the Environment, Baltimore

Mitigation Working Group Meeting / Maryland Climate Change Commission

May 31, 10 AM - Maryland Department of the Environment, Baltimore

Rally for a Safety Study / We Are Cove Point

May 31, Noon - Governor's Mansion, Annapolis

Hide Tide in Dorchester / Chesapeake Bay Foundation

May 31, 6:30 PM - Avalon Theatre, Easton

News, Information, and Opinion of Interest to CSGA

Annapolis, Anne Arundel County legislators propose plastic foam ban - Capital Gazette

Annapolis Alderman Rob Savidge and Anne Arundel County have filed legislation banning polystyrene products from restaurants and food service businesses.

Community Solar: What you should know and how you can help! | Solar United Neighbors

Community solar makes the benefits of solar — lower electricity bills, improved community health, and economic development, to name a few — available to those unable to go solar today.

Construction halted at Mountain Valley Pipeline work site following severe erosion in Franklin County |

State regulators have put a stop to construction of part of the Mountain Valley Pipeline swamped by a rainstorm, saying work cannot continue until proper erosion control measures are established.

Lawsuit questions treatment of Mountain Valley Pipeline protester |

A lawsuit is raising questions about the treatment of a woman who has spent the last 50 days protesting the Mountain Valley Pipeline.

Pipeline protester known as 'Nutty' has come down from her pole in Giles County |

On her 57th day perched atop a pole, a Mountain Valley Pipeline protester decided to come down Wednesday.

Another Mountain Valley Pipeline protest is off the ground in Giles County |

The latest aerial blockade on Pocahontas Road in the Jefferson National Forest went up Monday morning.

Pipeline Outrage Is a Human Issue, Not a Political Issue - OtherWords

The fight against pipelines can unite progressives and libertarians, city folk and country folk.

Norfolk Wants to Remake Itself as Sea Level Rises, but Who Will Be Left Behind? | InsideClimate News

The proud Navy town sees itself as a living lab for coastal resilience, one in desperate need of solutions as flooding worsens. Not every neighborhood will be saved.

Brunner Island power plant would have to stop burning coal under deal being weighed by U.S. judge |

A consent decree calls for the coal burning to cease by the end of 2028.

Atlantic Coast Pipeline Faces Civil Rights Complaint After Key Permit Is Blocked | InsideClimate News

Opponents of the gas pipeline say state and federal agencies failed to assess the health impacts the project would have on minorities, as required under federal law.

New Jersey asks appeals court to review FERC’s approval of PennEast pipeline | StateImpact Pennsylvania

FERC erred in awarding Public Convenience and Necessity certificate, AG says.

Murphy approves $300 million to save nuclear energy |

Legislation that would authorize $300 million annually to rescue New Jersey’s nuclear energy industry was signed into law Wednesday.

EPW Passes Bipartisan Carbon Capture Legislation - Press Releases - U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works

Media push back against EPA limiting reporters at chemical summit | TheHill

A number of media outlets are pushing back at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for limiting the reporters allowed to cover part of its chemical summit on Tuesday — including one reporter who says she was forcibly removed from the event.

Federal regulators vote to limit practice of measuring climate impact of pipelines – ThinkProgress

Democrats on the panel disagree with the decision to diminish greenhouse gas reviews.

Energy-Efficient Light Bulbs Harder to Find, More Expensive in High-Poverty Neighborhoods | Greentech Media

According to a new University of Michigan study, low-income households have a harder time finding CFL and LED bulbs than do households in more affluent neighborhoods. They pay more money for them, too.

Virginia biomass case has high stakes for state’s renewable market | Energy News Network

English Biomass challenges regulators’ all-or-nothing interpretation of state’s competitive supplier statute.

Gov. Northam Wants Strategic Plan to Boost Offshore Wind - WVIR NBC29 Charlottesville News, Sports, and Weather

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam's administration says it is looking for advice on how to make the state more attractive to offshore wind power.

An Ohio legislator defied FirstEnergy lobbyists. Then a ‘dark money’ group helped sink her bid for Congress | Center for Public Integrity

Republican Christina Hagan contends that the dark money group wanted to make an example of her.

Kinder Morgan shareholders’ eco-resolutions pass in rare investor upset | The Star

With B.C. project in limbo, Texas energy giant’s own investors demand more information on environmental, climate performance.

Reducing emissions could save trillions | Stanford News

Stanford scientists found that the global economy is likely to benefit from ambitious global warming limits agreed to in the United Nations Paris Agreement.

Business Coalition for Conservation and Climate

With the Trump Administration taking aggressive steps to reduce or eliminate protections for sensitive public lands and to exploit fossil energy resources regardless of the consequences, the coalition will lead the business community and engage policy makers on the impact these policies have on climate change and public health.

Former EPA head Gina McCarthy: The climate change message is all wrong - The Boston Globe

Now at Harvard, the Obama administration alum admits it’s been hard to watch the Trump administration take aim at the work she’s proudest of. But she hasn’t lost hope.

Do the global poor care about climate change? | The Climate Lemon

Do the global poor care about climate change? I was struck by that question at the National Peace Symposium and was so curious I decided to delve into the research. This post explores four international surveys before offering analysis and a conclusion.

UN votes to take first step toward a global environment pact - The Washington Post

The U.N. General Assembly voted Thursday to take a first step toward establishing a Global Pact for the Environment, a decision the United States opposed.

UN to investigate mysterious emissions of banned ozone-damaging CFCs | Climate Home News

Scientific advisors to the Montreal Protocol will examine evidence of new sources of CFCs in East Asia and report by the end of the year.

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