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Events & News May 9

CSGA Events

CSGA Business Meeting

Thursday, May 9, 7 PM

Annapolis Friends Meeting House






Carbon Pricing

CSGA Discussion

Thursday, May 16, 7 PM

Annapolis Friends Meeting House

Events of Interest to CSGA

Finding Justice: Baltimore Lead Crisis / Baltimore Peoples Climate Movement

May 10, 6:30 PM - 1808 Pennsylvania Ave, Baltimore

5th University of Maryland Environmental Justice and Health Disparities Symposium / University of Maryland

May 11, 8 AM - University of Maryland

Annapolis Chapter Meeting / Citizens Climate Lobby

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

Road to a Green New Deal / Sunrise Movement

May 13, 7 PM - Howard University, Washington

Climate Tea and Talk / Elders Climate Action

May 14, 6 PM - Conference Call

Special Session / Annapolis Environmental Commission

May 14, 7 PM - Pip Moyer Recreation Center, Annapolis

Baltimore Green New Deal Town Hall / Baltimore Sunrise Movement

May 14, 7 PM - War Memorial, Baltimore

Meeting / Baltimore Commission on Sustainability

May 15, 4 PM - Baltimore Planning Office, Baltimore

Anne Arundel County Transit Open House / Maryland Department of Transportation

May 16, 5 PM - Glen Burnie Library, Glen Burnie

News, Information, and Opinion of Interest to CSGA

Reps Overseeing Pipeline Safety are Profiting From Pipeline Companies – Sludge

American oil and gas pipelines continue to expand while the agency that’s supposed to oversee them sits idly by.

Jokowi wants to move capital out of Java - The Jakarta Post

The Jokowi administration aims to form a center of government similar to Washington, DC, in a new city, while leaving Jakarta as a business, trade and financial center similar to New York in the United States.

D.C. Releases First-Ever Resilience Strategy, Planning For Climate Change | WAMU

The District wants to "make the city's immune system stronger" so it can be ready for the impact of climate change.

How to Switch to Clean Energy in Maryland, DC and Virginia - NBC4 Washington

Switching from coal and fossil fuels to clean energy sources can be a hard task. But in recent years, Maryland, D.C. and Virginia have passed legislation to make it easier for residents to make the leap.

Utility commission rejects Vectren's proposed natural gas power plant | Courier & Press

Indiana utility regulators have rejected Vectren's proposal to replace its coal-burning A.B. Brown power plant with one fueled by natural gas.

UK becomes first parliament to declare climate emergency | AFP

Britain's opposition Labour Party on Wednesday called for "real action" after parliament became the first in the world to vote to declare a climate emergency. "Thanks to pressure from the Labour Party, the UK just became the first country to declare an environment and #climateemergency

Judge Denies Motion to Dismiss Rockwool's Lawsuit Against School Board | DC Media Group

Insulation manufacturer Rockwool is suing the Jefferson County School Board after the Board moves to take property by eminent domain.

Misreporting Beto O’Rourke's climate plan hurts effort to fix climate crisis | Think Progress

The Green New Deal's goals also keep being misrepresented.

Investors Worried About Climate Change Run Into New SEC Roadblocks | InsideClimate News

The Securities & Exchange Commission has more Trump appointees now, and energy and utility companies see an ally as they argue shareholder resolutions ‘micromanage’.

House Votes to Block U.S. Exit from Paris Climate Accord, as Both Parties Struggle with Divisions | InsideClimate News

As the U.S. House of Representatives debated its first climate change legislation in a decade, the typical face-off between Democrats and Republicans wasn't as striking as the strains within each party.

Company pumps up $200M investment into former Sun refinery |

A diminished future for the Marcus Hook refinery at the start of the decade has turned around to a booming place by decade’s end.

Trump administration pushed to strip mention of climate change from Arctic policy statement - The Washington Post

The administration objected to language that, while nonbinding, could be read as a collective commitment to address the effects of climate change in the Arctic, diplomats said.

U.S. sinks Arctic accord due to climate change differences: diplomats - Reuters

The United States has refused to sign an agreement on challenges in the Arctic due to discrepancies over climate change wording, diplomats said on Tuesday, jeopardising cooperation in the polar region at the sharp edge of global warming.

Renewables Outproduced Coal Power in the U.S. for the First Time Ever | Popular Mechanics

Here's how we got to this point.

Northam retains GOP language in budget to keep Va. out of carbon-reduction plan - The Washington Post

Governor signs state spending plan despite “disappointing” provisions, promises to act next year.

If Larry Hogan wants to be a climate hero, he should sign the Clean Energy Jobs Act - The Washington Post

It is a radically good bill, and scientists say we need radical steps to solve global warming.

Air pollution from every single power plant in the world, tracked - Vox

Satellite data plus artificial intelligence equals no place to hide.

Community Ecology Institute: Growing a farm into a living classroom in Howard County - Howard County Times

The Community Ecology Institute hopes to turn Shaw Farm — "one of those little gems" — into a living classroom and preserve the land for future generations in Howard County.

Media Release: Nature’s Dangerous Decline ‘Unprecedented’; Species Extinction Rates ‘Accelerating’ | IPBES

India cyclone kills at least 33, hundreds of thousands homeless - Reuters

Hundreds of thousands of people were left homeless after a cyclone packing winds of about 200 km per hour slammed into eastern India, ripping out tin roofs and destroying power and telecom lines, officials said on Sunday.

At Baltimore's National Aquarium, Climate Change Presents Challenges Inside And Out : NPR

Three years ago, the aquarium decided it would find a sanctuary in the wild for its prized pod of dolphins. But then climate change complicated the plan entirely.

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