Events & News October 25

Events of Interest to CSGA

Tidewater / Citizens's Climate Lobby

Oct 25, 7 PM - First Presbyterian Church of Howard County, Columbia

Fall Greenscape / Annapolis Environmental Commission

Oct 27, 10 AM - Eastport, Annapolis

Virginia Rally to Support the Trial of the Century / Viriginia Clinicians for Climate Action

Oct 28, 2 PM - United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, Alexandria

Harford Rally to Support the Trial of the Century / Harford County Climate Action

Oct 28, 3 PM - Harford County Circuit Court, Bel Air

Solar for the Rest of Us / Baltimore Green Forum

Oct 28, 4 PM - Maryland Presbyterian Church, Towson

Clean Energy DC Hearing / CCAN Action Fund

Oct 29, 9 AM - Freedom Plaza, Washington

Maryland Rally to Support the Trial of the Century / Our Children's Trust

Oct 29, Noon - United States District Court for the District of Maryland, Baltimore

Washington DC Rally to Support the Trial of the Century / Our Children's Trust

Oct 29, Noon - United States Supreme Court, Washington

Managing Landscapes Without Toxic Pesticides / Neighborhood Sun

Oct 30, 7 PM - Unitarian Universalist Church of Annapolis

News, Information, and Opinion of Interest to CSGA

Coal industry funds WV Senate president's PAC's PR efforts on public employees strike |

Nobody paid more to fund GOP Senate President Mitch Carmichael’s public relations campaign on the 2018 teacher and school service personnel strike than West Virginia’s largest coal producer.

The 'Fortnite' Twitch Streamers Teaching Gen Z About Climate Change | WIRED

Hey, there are worse things to be learned from videogames.

Here's what averting climate catastrophe would mean - Baltimore Sun

The latest report on the climate is as dire as it gets. Yet it at least allows us to imagine what averting catastrophe would entail.

We need a moonshot, not despair, on global warming - The Washington Post

Scientists, world leaders and military experts take on climate change; Trump golfs - Baltimore Sun

Who does Donald Trump listen to about climate change? Nobody, it seems.

Industry Matters: Smarter Energy Use is Key for US Competitiveness, Jobs, and Climate Efforts – Third Way

Columbia says Washington County pipeline rehearing request is 'without merit' |

Columbia Gas on Wednesday said federal regulators should not grant a rehearing on the approval for its new natural gas pipeline through Washington County.

The children on the frontline of climate change - BBC News

The frightening impact of global warming is seen in drawings by schoolchildren in Vietnam's Mekong Delta.

A carbon fee would help Maryland meet its greenhouse gas reduction goals - Baltimore Sun

Increasing the renewable energy portfolio standards isn't the only way for Maryland to achieve its climate goals.

Trudeau promises rebates as Ottawa moves to levy carbon tax on provinces outside the climate plan | CBC News

The federal Liberal government will slap a carbon tax on fuels in provinces and territories with no adequate emissions pricing plans, but will send annual rebates to Canadian families to offset most of the added costs of this climate-change fighting plan.

New Power Plants Invest $25B in Appalachian Basin | Business Journal Daily

A new report issued by Energy In Depth shows that natural gas-powered energy plants either in operation or in various stages of development have attracted more than $25 billion worth of new investment to the Appalachian Basin.

Community Victorious; Dominion Won’t Build Proposed Compressor Station | Blue Virginia

Virginia regulators grant key approvals to Atlantic Coast pipeline, clearing the way for construction - The Washington Post

Environmentalists slammed the state’s action, and the pipeline still faces hurdles.

Flood carries a piece of the Mountain Valley Pipeline into the hands of opposing landowner |

It’s one thing for rain to wash mud and sediment away from where the Mountain Valley Pipeline is being built; that’s happened many times.

Despite Lingering Land Dispute, Louisiana’s Bayou Bridge Pipeline Is Nearly Complete | DeSmogBlog

High water in Louisiana’s Atchafalaya Basin and direct actions against the Bayou Bridge pipeline threaten to further delay work on the pipeline. However, it likely will be finished before the company’s pending legal challenges, including its most recent one over illegal construction, are settled.

Natural gas pipeline explosions: Could they happen here in Indiana? | IndyStar

About once a year gas line damage led to an explosion in Indiana. In the aftermath of Massachusetts, IndyStar looks at pipeline safety in the state.

Large West Virginia coal mine with 400 workers closing | The State

A West Virginia coal mine that employs about 400 workers is closing after a deal to sell it fell through.

Unpacking The Ways Climate Change is Affecting West Virginia | West Virginia Public Broadcasting

Last week, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change issued a grave warning.

After Nobel in Economics, William Nordhaus Talks About Who’s Getting His Pollution-Tax Ideas Right - The New York Times

A few governments—notably, parts of Canada and South Korea—have adapted his idea in ways that not only show signs of working, but it also reframe it not as a tax, but as a windfall for taxpayers.

Hurricane Michael and dire climate-change warnings, through the eyes of cartoonists - The Washington Post

Devastation brings emotional immediacy to art.

'I did it only for the money': Climate displacement pushes girls into prostitution - Thompson Reuters Foundation

"The flood took everything away from us by destroying our house. We are in this situation because of the flood," says one girl.

How Washington unleashed fossil-fuel exports and sold out on climate | The Center for Public Integrity

The Trump administration has its predecessor to thank when it comes to 'energy dominance.'

Kinder Morgan Cancels Fracked Liquids Pipeline Plan, and Pursues Another | InsideClimate News

After years of battling local opposition and volatile economics, pipeline giant Kinder Morgan has abandoned a plan to send natural gas liquids from Ohio across six states to Texas via a repurposed 75-year-old pipeline.

What Is Donald Trump’s Response to the U.N.’s Dire Climate Report?  | The New Yorker

The U.N.’s scientific advisory board sounds a piercing alarm on climate change, but the President doesn’t seem to hear it, Elizabeth Kolbert writes.

Trump EPA Draws Scorn for Touting Lower Greenhouse-Gas Emissions - Bloomberg

The Trump administration celebrated reductions in U.S. greenhouse gas emissions even as it rolls back pollution curbs that could imperil that progress, drawing scorn from environmentalists.