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  • Thirty Groups in VA and WV Call for Single, Comprehensive Review of Multiple Proposed Gas Pipelines | Chesapeake Climate Action Network
    the mountainous terrain and limestone topography make building such a pipeline unsuitable There are also many threatened and endangered species and other environmental and safety issues that need extensive and careful study Delegate Joseph Yost R 12th District in his letter to FERC Balancing the need for energy infrastructure while also respecting an individual s property rights and safeguarding our natural resources for future enjoyment is no easy task However I again would like to state my opposition to the proposed MVP project It is my hope you will examine this project closely over the coming months taking these and many other considerations under advisement and determine the same On Friday 16 groups filed a formal protest of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline in which they said Dominion Transmission Inc and Atlantic Coast Pipeline LLC had presented flawed and exaggerated information about the need for the pipeline while ignoring the impacts to the environment landowners communities and the general public The groups contend that FERC must evaluate the economic and environmental benefits of cleaner sources of energy that development of the pipeline would displace Also on Friday Mountain Valley Pipeline LLC filed its permit application with FERC to build a massive natural gas pipeline spanning 301 miles from the fracking fields of West Virginia over the mountains and into Virginia It follows on the heels of the application filed in September for the 564 mile 5 1 billion Atlantic Coast Pipeline which would also carry fracked natural gas from West Virginia through Virginia into North Carolina Both projects have sparked intense opposition among local state and regional organizations representing tens of thousands of people including landowners whose property or communities would be affected forest and wildlife conservationists land preservationists outdoor recreationists climate activists and others Preserve Craig sent a brief to

    Original URL path: http://chesapeakeclimate.org/press-releases/thirty-groups-in-va-and-wv-call-for-single-comprehensive-review-of-multiple-proposed-gas-pipelines/ (2016-05-02)
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  • Environmental Groups Plan Legal Challenge of Atlantic Coast Pipeline | Chesapeake Climate Action Network
    and gas drilling areas Exacerbate health and environmental threats in communities near the fracking operations and Further commit the nation to long term dependence on climate altering fossil fuels Ben Luckett Staff Attorney with Appalachian Mountain Advocates The Atlantic Coast Pipeline makes no sense The pipeline would disrupt some of the most biodiverse forests and critical waterways in the nation in addition to disturbing and endangering countless farms homes and communities The harm to the land and people caused by fracking operations in the Marcellus region would only increase with the construction of the pipeline Maybe worst of all a major infrastructure investment like this would lock us into continued reliance on dirty climate altering fossil fuels We need to be looking at how we can meet our power demands and stimulate our economy by rapidly scaling up our use of clean renewable energy sources the technology for which exists and is improving every day Anne Havemann General Counsel for the Chesapeake Climate Action Network The Atlantic Coast Pipeline will lock Virginia and the region into decades of reliance on a fossil fuel that is just as bad as coal for the climate FERC must account for the greenhouse gas pollution triggered by this project at every step from fracking to piping to eventual burning of the gas If FERC does its job it will be clear that wind solar and energy efficiency alternatives are the way to go especially with worsening storms and flooding already wreaking havoc across Virginia Kirk Bowers Pipelines Campaign Manager Virginia Chapter Sierra Club The Atlantic Coast Pipeline severely impacts our water resources fragments more than 50 miles of national forest property impacts the Blue Ridge Parkway and Appalachian Trail significantly decreases property values and increases our dependence on fracking natural gas for power generation

    Original URL path: http://chesapeakeclimate.org/press-releases/environmental-groups-plan-legal-challenge-of-atlantic-coast-pipeline/ (2016-05-02)
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  • Oppose New Fracked Gas Pipelines in Virginia! | Chesapeake Climate Action Network
    40 landowners who have refused to let surveyors for the pipeline come onto their property Landowners are fighting back On February 5th a federal judge heard arguments in a suit brought by landowners to challenge the constitutionality of a state law that gives natural gas companies the right to survey land over the owners objections During the General Assembly session landowners joined environmental advocates to rally against the pipeline at the State Capitol in Richmond Unfortunately legislators failed to advance a bill that would have revoked the 2004 law that Dominion is using to survey landowners property In January students with the Virginia Student Environmental Coalition delivered over 170 handwritten letters to Governor McAuliffe s offices in Richmond calling on him to renounce his support for the pipeline Pipeline fighters have also launched local canvasses to inform residents along the route of the pipeline of the risks involved and are pushing back against Dominion s overblown claims about the project s benefits Friends of Nelson County released a press statement on February 11th to counter a report released by Dominion about the benefits of the pipeline Friends of Nelson president Joanna Salidis explains why pipeline opponents are developing their own pipeline impact study to be released in May 2015 The economy of Nelson County is based on tourism agriculture recreation and the scenic beauty of the Rockfish Valley These and so much more are threatened by the proposed pipeline It makes me sick to my stomach to hear Dominion crow about economic benefits when the truth is their pipeline is nothing more than the large scale transfer of wealth from counties like ours on the route to their shareholders pockets Our Pipeline Impact Study will give us numbers of our own The Atlantic Coast Pipeline isn t the only new

    Original URL path: http://chesapeakeclimate.org/blog/oppose-new-fracked-gas-pipelines-in-virginia/ (2016-05-02)
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  • Pricing Carbon, Paying Dividends | Chesapeake Climate Action Network
    From the Chesapeake Climate Action Network Mike Tidwell Executive Director Compiled and edited by Ted Glick CCAN National Campaign Coordinator August 29 2013 In This Issue 1 Climate Wire July Continued Pricing Carbon Paying Dividends May 2013 May 3 2013 By Susan Yin Share From the Chesapeake Climate Action Network Mike Tidwell Executive Director Compiled and edited by Ted Glick CCAN National Campaign Coordinator May 3 2013 In This Issue 1 St Louis Post Continued Cap and Dividend Policy Update 33 March 14 2013 By Ted Glick National Campaign Coordinator Share From the Chesapeake Climate Action Network Mike Tidwell Director Compiled and edited by Ted Glick National Campaign Coordinator March 15 2013 The Chesapeake Climate Action Network supports efforts to advance Continued Cap and Dividend Policy Update 32 February 8 2013 By Ted Glick National Campaign Coordinator Share From the Chesapeake Climate Action Network Mike Tidwell Director Compiled and edited by Ted Glick National Campaign Coordinator Feb 8 2013 The Chesapeake Climate Action Network supports efforts to advance Continued Cap and Dividend Policy Update 31 August 6 2012 By Ted Glick National Campaign Coordinator Share From the Chesapeake Climate Action Network Mike Tidwell director Compiled and edited by Ted Glick CCAN National Campaign Coordinator August 6 2012 The Chesapeake Climate Action Network supports efforts to Continued Cap and Dividend Policy Update 30 May 17 2012 By Ted Glick National Campaign Coordinator Share From the Chesapeake Climate Action Network Mike Tidwell Director Compiled and edited by Ted Glick CCAN National Campaign Coordinator May 17 2012 The Chesapeake Climate Action Network supports efforts to Continued Cap and Dividend Policy Update 29 April 9 2012 By Ted Glick National Campaign Coordinator Share From the Chesapeake Climate Action Network Mike Tidwell director Compiled and edited by Ted Glick CCAN National Campaign Coordinator April 9

    Original URL path: http://chesapeakeclimate.org/category/cap-and-dividend-policy-updates/ (2016-05-02)
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  • Kelly Trout, Communications Director | Chesapeake Climate Action Network
    New Questions Surface About Shady Politics March 4 2016 By Kelly Trout Communications Director Share District residents can t be blamed for feeling a bit of déjà vu As of this morning Exelon and Pepco have affirmed that they continue to hold negotiations behind closed doors Continued DC Decision to Pave Way for Exelon Pepco Merger is a Win for Pay to Play Politics February 26 2016 By Kelly Trout Communications Director Share Mayor Bowser betrayed DC citizens while the Public Service Commission has now failed to protect ratepayers and the environment WASHINGTON D C In a decision marred by pay to play politics the Continued MD Senate advances major climate bill by huge bipartisan margin February 23 2016 By Kelly Trout Communications Director Share CCAN Applauds MD Senators for Resounding Bipartisan Vote to Require Deeper Cuts in Greenhouse Gas Pollution ANNAPOLIS Today the Maryland Senate voted overwhelmingly by a 38 8 bipartisan margin to approve one of Continued CCAN Joins Challenge to WB XPress Fracked Gas Pipeline Project February 4 2016 By Kelly Trout Communications Director Share Groups in Two States Challenge WB XPress On behalf of conservation groups in Virginia and West Virginia Appalachian Mountain Advocates today filed a formal protest and motion to intervene in Continued Baltimore City Council President Introduces Bill to Study the Health and Safety Risks of Oil Trains January 27 2016 By Kelly Trout Communications Director Share Baltimore Md Last night the Baltimore City Council took its first step toward addressing the dangers of potentially explosive crude oil trains running through the city Council President Jack Young introduced Continued Virginia Leaders Urge Gov McAuliffe Reject Dominion Efforts to Increase Climate Change Pollution January 26 2016 By Kelly Trout Communications Director Share Dominion s Approach to Federal Clean Power Plan Would Harm Virginia s

    Original URL path: http://chesapeakeclimate.org/author/kelly-trout/page/2/ (2016-05-02)
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  • Jamie Nolan, Communications Director | Chesapeake Climate Action Network
    Director Share As we gear up for the Stop the Frack Attack rally in DC on July 28th we ll share stories of the victims of fracking Today we meet the Smiths It s about to get easier to get solar energy in DC June 8 2012 By Jamie Nolan Communications Director Share A bill before the DC City Council could bring solar panels to a rooftop near you very soon This bill allows renters homeowners with shaded roofs tenants of apartment buildings Continued Virginians Connect the Dots Between Climate Change Extreme Weather May 5 2012 By Jamie Nolan Communications Director Share Marylanders Connect the Dots Between Climate Change Extreme Weather May 5 2012 By Jamie Nolan Communications Director Share POLL Americans Overwhelmingly Support Move to Clean Energy April 30 2012 By Jamie Nolan Communications Director Share Maryland s Climate Ratepayers and Minority Businesses Suffer Big Loss With Failure of Senate to Pass Offshore Wind Bill April 9 2012 By Jamie Nolan Communications Director Share Oil Gas Industry Defeat Reasonable Fracking Study Bill Senate Committee Defies Will of Maryland Voters April 9 2012 By Jamie Nolan Communications Director Share Maryland Students Risk Arrest for Offshore Wind on State House Steps

    Original URL path: http://chesapeakeclimate.org/author/jnolan/ (2016-05-02)
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  • CCAN Webmaster | Chesapeake Climate Action Network
    Richmond VA As Vice President Biden arrived in Richmond tonight to address a Democratic Party Continued Community Groups File Lawsuit for Federal Coal Ash Protections April 5 2012 By CCAN Webmaster Share EPA has failed to complete rulemaking for important national safeguards Contact Sandra Diaz Appalachian Voices 828 262 1500 sandra appvoices org Diana Dascalu Joffe Chesapeake Climate Action Network 703 772 2472 Diana chesapeakeclimate org Jennifer Peterson Environmental Continued R Paul Smith coal plant slated for shut down February 2 2012 By CCAN Webmaster Share On January 26 2012 CCAN and EIP celebrated our first major victory in the fight against dirty power plants in Maryland when First Energy announced that it will close the Continued CCAN congratulates Obama administration on decision to delay Keystone XL tar sands pipeline examine climate impacts November 10 2011 By CCAN Webmaster Share Webmaster Testing Page October 21 2011 By CCAN Webmaster Share Home October 13 2011 By CCAN Webmaster 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 Continued Donate September 21 2011 By CCAN Webmaster Share There has never

    Original URL path: http://chesapeakeclimate.org/author/ccan-admin/ (2016-05-02)
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  • Letter from the Director: A different kind of “Never saw that before.” | Chesapeake Climate Action Network
    region Never saw that before And international data now showing 2015 shattered the global record for average temperature by a HUGE margin Never saw that before At CCAN we look around at the weather and we get even more motivated Our goal is to get people talking about our activist campaigns the same way they talk about the weather A bipartisan state bill in Virginia with strong Republican patronage to cap carbon pollution while protecting Norfolk from sea level rise Never saw that before Two major climate bills in Maryland one mandating huge CO2 cuts statewide and another mandating big wind and solar gains both potentially passed in the same legislative session Never saw that before How about DC We are working toward a new carbon tax campaign that would dramatically reduce emissions while increasing increasing the incomes of lower and middle class residents in the nation s capital Never saw that before Yes all of these campaigns are moving forward across our region In Virginia The Virginia Coastal Protection Act In Maryland The Greenhouse Gas Reduction Act and the Clean Energy Jobs Act In DC A nation leading price on pollution We specialize in giving concerned citizens like you

    Original URL path: http://chesapeakeclimate.org/blog/letter-from-the-director-a-different-kind-of-never-saw-that-before/ (2016-05-02)
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