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  • Katie Malzbender, Communications Fellow | Chesapeake Climate Action Network
    the fight to stop Dominion Resources proposed fracked Continued Cove Point Activist Profile Vivian Stockman February 11 2014 By Katie Malzbender Communications Fellow Share On February 20th hundreds of activists from across the mid Atlantic will come to Baltimore to rally outside the Public Service Commission as they decide on key permits for the proposed Continued Climate Insider Cove Point Goes National No to Fracking Solar Jobs January 29 2014 By Katie Malzbender Communications Fellow Share Maryland Last week CCAN Director Mike Tidwell made huge news with a piece he co wrote with Bill McKibben entitled A Big Fracking Lie The article has been shared almost 10 000 Continued A Busy Day in Annapolis January 14 2014 By Katie Malzbender Communications Fellow Share Stand for Justice Stop Dominion Last Wednesday activists rallied at the courthouse in Annapolis to support the Sierra Club as they brought their case against Dominion Resources The Virginia based company Continued Climate Insider 2014 Legislative Preview January 9 2014 By Katie Malzbender Communications Fellow Share This week s climate insider will give you the scoop on CCAN s 2014 legislative priorities in Maryland and Virginia Both states legislative sessions kicked off on Wednesday January 8th and CCAN Continued Weekly Climate Insider Climate talks wind energy and a recap of CCAN s busy November December 5 2013 By Katie Malzbender Communications Fellow Share We had a busy November here at CCAN Your Weekly Climate Insider has taken a hiatus as we ve been traveling around Maryland and Virginia for some big fall events The Continued Food Safety Modernization Act Bad for Farmers Bad for Consumers November 13 2013 By Katie Malzbender Communications Fellow Share As part of our Maryland Crossroads Tour CCAN is presenting Climate Hero awards to local leaders who have made a difference in the

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  • Maryland Farmers, Brewers, and Restaurateurs Call on the General Assembly to Pass a Fracking Moratorium | Chesapeake Climate Action Network
    leader and pass the Protect Our Health and Communities Act SB 409 HB 449 for the state of Maryland the letter concludes The Protect Our Health and Communities Act which would put a long term hold on fracking permits in Maryland is currently awaiting action by House and Senate committees following recent bill hearings The food professionals signing today s letter join more than 100 Western Maryland business owners who appealed to lawmakers last week to pass the moratorium bill That letter warned that the highly industrial polluting process of fracking could have sudden and dramatic negative impacts on the tourism dependent economy of Mountain Maryland Businesses represented on today s letter span the state from FireFly Farms in Garrett County to Distillery Lane Ciderworks near Frederick to Hawks Hill Creamery in Harford County to Baltimore s Woodberry Kitchen Fracking near any Maryland farm or vineyard will compromise the safety of both the crop and the grower said Nadine Grabania co owner of Deep Creek Cellars Winery in Friendsville Many have heard by now the well known risks to air water and public health associated with fracking But fracking will also harm our food and our lungs with road dust and diesel particulates as quiet country roads are turned into industrial traffic jams near Maryland farms We re proud to stand with fellow Maryland food growers and professionals to ask for a moratorium on fracking until we know for sure that this heavy industrial activity will not harm our health our local food and our thriving farm to table economy From the oysters in the Chesapeake to our bountiful farms Maryland has long been known for its natural abundance said Spike Gjerde founder of Woodberry Kitchen in Baltimore The purity of our food and farmland is unparalleled and we have

    Original URL path: http://chesapeakeclimate.org/press-releases/maryland-farmers-brewers-and-restaurateurs-call-on-the-general-assembly-to-pass-a-fracking-moratorium/ (2016-05-02)
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  • Maryland General Assembly Passes Fracking Moratorium Bill on to Governor Hogan | Chesapeake Climate Action Network
    director of the Chesapeake Climate Action Network had the following statement in response Thousands of people from every corner of Maryland have called on their legislators to protect our state from dangerous fracking Lawmakers have now followed the will of state voters by sending a fracking moratorium bill to the governor s desk The bill will guarantee that no gas company can drill into Maryland soil for at least two and a half years It will give legislators important time to evaluate mounting evidence that fracking would pose unacceptable risks to our health environment and tourism economy It s now up to Governor Hogan to sign the moratorium bill into law and it should be an easy choice The General Assembly passed this bill with overwhelming bipartisan support and polling shows that a clear majority of Marylanders oppose fracking Ultimately the General Assembly s landmark passage of fracking moratorium legislation is a testament to a strong and growing grassroots movement in Maryland For five years Marylanders have been fighting to protect our beautiful state from potentially irreversible harm at the hands of the gas industry A fracking moratorium bill now sits on Governor Hogan s desk This much is certain

    Original URL path: http://chesapeakeclimate.org/press-releases/maryland-general-assembly-passes-fracking-moratorium-bill-on-to-governor-hogan/ (2016-05-02)
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  • Groups Slam Federal Regulators over Flawed Environmental Review of Cove Point LNG Export Facility | Chesapeake Climate Action Network
    facility at Cove Point to start operating without a full environmental review said Sierra Club executive director Michael Brune We can t cut climate pollution and simultaneously expand the use of dirty fossil fuels so we must fully understand the consequences of liquefying fracked natural gas for export before we license new export facilities Building new fossil fuel infrastructure keeps America tied to the past We should be exporting clean energy innovation not the dirty fuels of the 19th century Today s Environmental Assessment by FERC has failed to address the significant impacts of this LNG export facility including the global warming pollution this project will cause the potentially catastrophic threat to hundreds of nearby residents the pollution of the Chesapeake Bay and risk to the critically endangered right whale along with all the pollution associated with upstream fracking and fracked gas infrastructure The agency needs to prepare a full Environmental Impact Statement nothing less will suffice said Earthjustice Associate Attorney Jocelyn D Ambrosio One of many glaring holes in FERC s draft review is the lack of anything close to a full analysis of the planet heating greenhouse gas emissions that would be triggered from the fracking wells all the way to the final smoke stacks said Mike Tidwell director of the Chesapeake Climate Action Network If President Obama is serious about responding to the threat of climate change which his own scientists show is already flooding Chesapeake Bay coastlines near Cove Point he must hold FERC accountable The Obama administration is inviting not only a grassroots uproar but significant legal challenges until and unless it commits to conducting a full Environmental Impact Statement including a rigorous review of the climate impacts triggered by Cove Point FERC has failed the public once again with the release of this flimsy and deeply flawed environmental review said Jorge Aguilar the southern region director for Food Water Watch The lack of a comprehensive environmental impact statement shows that FERC is fast tracking this natural gas export permit to the potential detriment of the safety and economic well being of Marylanders Sue and Dale Allison founding members of Calvert Citizens for a Healthy Community and parents raising two daughters about 2 200 feet away from the newest LNG storage tanks at Dominion s Cove Point facility said Residents living closest to Dominion s Cove Point facility have repeatedly called upon FERC to assess the worst case scenarios for our families given the catastrophic events at a Skikda Algeria plant in 2004 and recent explosions and evacuations at LNG terminals in Plymouth Washington on March 31 and in Opal Wyoming on April 23 In its Environmental Assessment FERC has failed to conduct or commit to the minimum standard a transparent quantitative risk assessment that considers the very real threat of explosions compromising our safety in our own homes due to Dominion s proposed addition of extremely hazardous liquefaction equipment at Cove Point We cannot accept anything short of a quantitative risk assessment as a

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  • ‘Stop Cove Point’ Coalition Collects Over 150,000 Public Comments Urging Federal Regulators to Reject LNG Export Plan | Chesapeake Climate Action Network
    Point are consistent with the public interest It is inexcusable for FERC to make that type of determination without first conducting a full environmental review especially in light of the administration s position that failure to address the climate crisis amounts to the betrayal of our children and future generations Exporting LNG to foreign buyers means more drilling and more drilling means more fracking more air and water pollution and more climate fueled weather disasters like record fires droughts and superstorms FERC needs to understand the full impact of LNG exports from drilling and fracking in the US to the potential displacement of clean energy in importing countries It will then be clear that for the sake of our climate and public health we need to keep natural gas in the ground and move as quickly as we can to clean energy like wind and solar Jorge Aguilar southern region director for Food Water Watch FERC s Environmental Assessment of the Cove Point LNG export facility is a flawed and grossly inadequate review of the potential health and safety threats the facility will pose to Maryland residents and the environment FERC s unwillingness to conduct a complete safety risk assessment for the nearby community its failure to consider the cumulative effects of increased drilling and fracking and its efforts to curtail public comment reveal that the agency is yielding to pressure from an oil and gas industry desperate to profit from exporting fracked gas to Asia while it can Mike Tidwell director of the Chesapeake Climate Action Network If FERC commissioners put their blinders on yet again and fail to account for the alarming new data on the climate harm of exporting fracked gas they will all but prove themselves a broken agency It s time for President Obama to shake up FERC and to stop this routine of rubber stamping project after project without regard to the health and safety of people or the climate In the case of Cove Point the fight is sure to land in the courts just as it will continue in the streets Kate DeAngelis Climate and Energy Campaigner at Friends of the Earth Exporting liquefied natural gas from Cove Point will be worse for climate change than exporting coal Allowing this facility to go forward will put the profits of the gas industry above the good of Marylanders Bill Snape senior counsel with the Center for Biological Diversity We cannot solve the global warming problem with more natural gas fracking more natural gas exports and more natural gas pollution The proposed Cove Point export terminal takes us backward at the very moment we need positive progress on climate Jesse Bacon Field Organizer at Environmental Action 12 600 Environmental Action members know that pipelines anywhere are a bad idea Many of our members live in states that the pipeline serving Cove Point would run through and that it would lead to increased fracking that destroy land water and air The only clean energy solution

    Original URL path: http://chesapeakeclimate.org/press-releases/stop-cove-point-coalition-collects-over-150000-public-comments-urging-federal-regulators-to-reject-lng-export-plan/ (2016-05-02)
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  • Upcoming Events | Events | Chesapeake Climate Action Network
    climate action within Maryland and Baltimore played a crucial role in that success Join us as we celebrate the passage of the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Act and the Clean Energy Jobs Act This could not have been done without the help of all the volunteers Town Councils and County delegations who came together to help move this Find out more Prince George s Celebration of Climate Bill Victories May 5 7 00 pm 9 00 pm The 2016 session was a landmark for climate action and clean energy in Maryland Now it s time for a celebration The 2016 session was huge for climate action within Maryland and Prince George s played a crucial role in that success Join us as we celebrate the passage of the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Act and the Clean Energy Jobs Act This could not have been done without the help of all the volunteers Town Councils and County delegations who came together to help move Find out more Bring your voice to Dominion s Shareholder Meeting May 11 8 00 am 2 00 pm RSVP Bring your voice to Dominion s Shareholder Meeting For years Dominion Virginia Power has put its bottom line ahead of our right to clean water and healthy communities In Virginia and across the Mid Atlantic Dominion is planning for a future built on climate destabilizing and increasingly risky energy sources like coal fracked gas and nuclear while spending billions to ensure regulators and legislators don t force it to change course This May we re pushing back RSVP to join us Dominion Resources is holding Find out more Beyond Extreme Energy s Rubber Stamp Rebellion at FERC May 15 8 00 am May 22 5 00 pm On May 15 22 in Washington DC and elsewhere where people are

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  • Upcoming Events | APRIL 12TH: Final vote to keep fracking out of Prince George’s County! | Chesapeake Climate Action Network
    of Prince George s County April 12 11 00 am 2 00 pm Event Navigation Coal ash stories Dumfries Film Screening Catching the Sun On the heels of a key county council committee s UNANIMOUS vote to more forward with a bill to that would zone fracking out of the county a defacto ban the full council will vote on Tuesday April 12th It s important that we show up and let our county council members know just how much we support the step they re about to take What Prince George s County Council s final vote on a bill to keep fracking out of the county When Tuesday April 12th at 11 AM Where Prince George s County Administration Building 14741 Governor Oden Bowie Drive Council Hearing Room on 1st floor Upper Marlboro MD Why Pack the room to show the Prince George s County Council that we support their historic move to permanently protect our county from the dangers of fracking Email Darien Pusey darienp chesapeakeclimate org with any questions We will have red Don t Frack Maryland stickers for you to wear to show your support And you should plan to wear red too if you

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  • Upcoming Events | Film Screening: Catching the Sun | Chesapeake Climate Action Network
    Catching the Sun April 12 7 00 pm 9 00 pm Event Navigation APRIL 12TH Final vote to keep fracking out of Prince George s County Democracy Awakening Join CCAN and the Institute for Policy Studies on April 12th for a film screening of Catching the Sun Through the stories of workers and entrepreneurs in the U S and China Catching the Sun is a feature length documentary that explores the global race to a clean energy future Catching the Sun follows the hope and heartbreak of unemployed American workers seeking jobs in the solar industry and sheds light on the path to an economically and environmentally sustainable future Through personal stories that illuminate the universal theme of hope for a better life and set against the struggle to build a green economy Catching the Sun will engage new audiences in solutions to climate change and income inequality Following the film there will be a Q A session with Director of IPS Climate Policy Program Janet Redman The screening is located at the AMC Hoffman Center 22 and IMAX at 206 Swamp Fox Road Alexandria VA 22314 Click here for more information and to purchase tickets Watch the trailer for

    Original URL path: http://chesapeakeclimate.org/event/film-screening-catching-the-sun/ (2016-05-02)
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