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  • Chesapeake Climate Action Network
    Baltimore It s time for the Baltimore City Council and Mayor to take action and study the health and safety impact oil trains put on Baltimore communities by passing Ordinance 16 0621 We need local emergency management health and safety officials to study the impacts and dangers associated with oil trains and crude oil shipping within a densely populated urban area Take action We re building a movement to solve the climate crisis in Maryland Washington DC and Virginia Join us Latest News Read More The Grades are In on Governor McAuliffe April 29 2016 Here at CCAN we believe grading curves have their place But not when it comes to climate leadership When the stakes are so high when coastal neighborhoods are already Continued Read More Letter from the Director Organized people are winning April 21 2016 Dear CCANers Everyone knows that Big Oil is the most powerful special interest on Earth So here s the question Can activists in one U S state like Virginia really stop the Continued Read More Report from the DC Circuit Federal Court Hears Case Against Cove Point Export Facility April 20 2016 Using every tool available CCAN and many others have been fighting the massive Cove Point liquefied natural gas LNG export terminal for over three years The facility located on the Continued Read More Keeping the pressure on Dominion April 20 2016 The past few months Virginians across the state have risen up to fight Dominion s plans for coal ash disposal into our rivers After Dominion unveiled its disastrous plans to dispose of Continued Press Releases Report Card Warns Gov McAuliffe is Close to Flunking Out on Climate and Clean Energy Priorities April 28 2016 D C Circuit Court Hears Environmental Challenge to Feds Approval of Cove Point Gas Export

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  • About Us | Chesapeake Climate Action Network
    Kelly Trout Communications Director Share The Chesapeake Climate Action Network CCAN is the first grassroots nonprofit organization dedicated exclusively to fighting global warming in Maryland Virginia and Washington D C Our mission is to build and mobilize a powerful grassroots movement in this unique region that surrounds our nation s capital to call for state national and international policies that will put us on a path to climate stability Our

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  • Mission | Chesapeake Climate Action Network
    that surrounds our nation s capital to call for state national and international policies that will put us on a path to climate stability We envision a country where clean energy sources such as solar and wind power are prioritized and dirty fossil fuels are phased out where our world is on a path to 350 ppm CO2 in the atmosphere creating a stable sustainable climate History The Chesapeake Climate Action Network was officially launched on July 1 2002 with a seed grant from the Rockefeller Brothers Fund For more than a year prior to that date director Mike Tidwell was organizing and advocating around global warming issues in the Maryland Virginia DC region Principal among these early activities was the conversion of Mike s home almost entirely to renewable energy and the initiation of Saturday open houses every other month These clean energy open houses drew early supporters to the cause and helped launch CCAN s base of volunteers and supporters Since its inception the Chesapeake Climate Action Network has been central to groundbreaking climate and clean energy victories in Maryland Virginia and Washington D C Working with a large and growing network of allies the group has helped

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  • Victories | Chesapeake Climate Action Network
    Standard RPS law As a result we ll reduce carbon pollution by the equivalent of taking 142 000 cars off the road every year and incentivize the equivalent of about four new utility scale wind farms throughout our region Proposed Frederick MD Incinerator Defeated November 2014 Since 2010 CCAN has worked with the community in Frederick to fight the proposed waste to energy incinerator on the shores of the Monocacy River In a 3 2 vote Commissioners President Blaine Young and commissioners Kirby Delauter and David Gray voted to kill the 471 million incinerator project by canceling the contract and related permits Read the latest news on the cancelled incinerator Virginia Hybrid Tax Repealed February 2014 Hybrid car owners and supporters paraded around the Virginia State Capitol in January 2013 CCAN activists were instrumental in leading the grassroots backlash to the annual 64 tax on hybrid vehicles that passed the Virginia General Assembly in 2013 Hybrid car owners paraded around the capitol in Richmond in February 2013 and CCAN partnered with Sen Adam Ebbin and Del Scott Survell in delivering over 7 000 signatures urging then Governor McDonnell to veto it In 2014 the General Assembly repealed this unfair attack on Virginians trying to do their part for cleaner air and a stable climate with overwhelming bipartisan support EPA Agrees to Deadline for First Ever US Coal Ash Regulations January 2014 In the aftermath of the Kingston Fossil Plant coal fly ash slurry spill the EPA proposed various regulatory options in May 2010 and held seven public hearings in August and September of that year Environmental and public health groups community organizations Native American tribes and others generated more than 450 000 public comments on EPA s proposed regulation calling for the strongest protections under the law But since then despite coal ash contamination at more than 200 sites nationwide the EPA has failed to finalize the protections In October the U S District Court for the District of Columbia ruled that the EPA has a mandatory duty to review and revise its waste regulations under the Resource and Conservation Recovery Act The EPA announced plans to finalize first ever federal regulations for the disposal of coal ash by December 19 2014 Maryland Offshore Wind Energy Act April 2013 The Maryland Offshore Wind Energy Act signed into law On September 23 2010 at St Paul s by the Sea Episcopal Church in Ocean City Maryland CCAN and other advocates held our first town hall in the campaign to bring offshore wind power to the state Over two and a half years later on April 9th 2013 Maryland Governor Martin O Malley signed Offshore Wind Energy Act of 2013 into law This landmark legislation will put Maryland on the path to tapping our vast wind energy resource by incentivizing more than 200 megawatts of wind power ten miles off the coast of Ocean City This is just the first step toward a goal of over 1 000 megawatts of ocean based

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  • Allies | Chesapeake Climate Action Network
    of Directors Jobs Internships Ways to Give Contact Us Campaigns Maryland Virginia DC Federal Campus News Blog Press Releases Events Resources Volunteer Materials Climate Change Food and Climate Take Action Donate Join Us Allies March 24 2014 By Kelly Trout Communications Director Share Regional and Federal Allies Maryland Allies Virginia Allies DC Allies Home About Us Ways to Give Join Us Contact Us Terms of Use Privacy 2016 Chesapeake Climate

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  • Financials | Chesapeake Climate Action Network
    Materials Climate Change Food and Climate Take Action Donate Join Us Financials March 23 2014 By Kelly Trout Communications Director Share The Chesapeake Climate Action Network is a 501 c 3 organization with a corporate charter in Maryland A copy of CCAN s latest financial report may be obtained by contacting Deputy Director Kirsten Collings at 240 396 2152 or kirsten chesapeakeclimate org or from the IRS or the Maryland

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  • Staff | Chesapeake Climate Action Network
    sclerosis Outside of work he can be found biking hiking and struggling to teach himself the ukulele BROOKE HARPER MARYLAND OUTREACH COORDINATOR Brooke is the Maryland Outreach Coordinator working with communities around the state to take action on climate and fight with us for clean energy solutions Brooke graduated from York College of Pennsylvania and first began organizing the summer of 2007 with Moveon org s campaign Americans Against the Escalation in Iraq From there she received a position on President Obama s 2008 staff and traveled through eleven states on the presidential campaign She then moved onto battling globalization issues with Jubilee USA Network and Global Trade Watch The last two years she has been with Unite HERE as a political and community organizer working on their BWI Airport campaign to improve working conditions and unionize eight hundred food and retail workers In her free time she enjoys the great outdoors and can be found hiking tubing and camping in Western MD where she lives She is also a member of the Mason Dixon Roller Vixens roller derby team where she skates under the nick name Dirty Paula Tics JON KENNEY MARYLAND COMMUNITY ORGANIZER Jon Kenney came to CCAN in September of 2013 and is currently the Healthy Communities Organizer For the past 2 years he has focused on fighting dirty energy projects and proposals in his home state of Maryland that threaten public health and continue our dependence on climate polluting fossil fuels During his first year on staff Jon worked as CCAN s Southern Maryland Organizer to fight Dominion Resources fracked gas export facility at Cove Point His work lead to the creation of Calvert Citizens for a Healthy Community a fiercely dedicated community group that continues to organize and fight back against the project Most recently Jon has moved his organizing to Baltimore where he s spent a majority of his time organizing against crude oil trains and successfully blocked the permitting of a new crude oil shipping terminal in South Baltimore He also works with local groups to strengthen pollution standards for coal fired power plants and continues to fight the construction of the nation s largest trash burning incinerator in Curtis Bay Jon graduated from Eckerd College on Florida s Gulf Coast and has worked across the country with a number of different organizations to champion progressive causes like protecting California s historic global warming law and strengthening LGBT rights in the workplace He currently lives in Washington DC RACHEL MANDELBAUM ONLINE ORGANIZER Rachel is CCAN s Online Organizer focusing on social media online outreach visual media and strategic communications support She grew up in Croton New York and moved down to Washington DC to attend American University where she studied Environmental Studies and International Studies but spent most of the time educating and organizing with students around campus issues and climate change Prior to CCAN Rachel joined Energy Action Coalition to bring 7 000 students to Power Shift 2013 a national conference for

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  • Mike Tidwell | Chesapeake Climate Action Network
    disaster in his 2003 book Bayou Farewell The Rich Life and Tragic Death of Louisiana s Cajun Coast His most recent book focusing on Katrina and global warming is titled The Ravaging Tide Strange Weather Future Katrinas and the Race to Save America s Coastal Cities His 2004 documentary film We Are All Smith Islanders vividly depicts the dangers of global warming in Maryland Virginia and D C Tidwell has

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