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  • Campus | Chesapeake Climate Action Network
    to their campuses and communities We help connect campus groups and student organizers with action opportunities strategic support and trainings Learn how you can get involved to shift the power from fossil fuels to clean energy Divest from Fossil Fuels It s wrong to profit from wrecking the climate And it s wrong for our colleges to invest in the fossil fuel corporations that threaten to destroy our future That

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  • Blog | Chesapeake Climate Action Network
    from the DC Circuit Federal Court Hears Case Against Cove Point Export Facility April 20 2016 By Anne Havemann General Counsel Share 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 Keeping the pressure on Dominion April 20 2016 By Drew Gallagher Virginia Field Organizer Share 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 President Obama Keeps Offshore Drilling out of the Atlantic April 20 2016 By Harrison Wallace Hampton Roads Lead Organizer Share Last month climate activists from Virginia to Georgia celebrated a huge victory as President Obama scratched our region from the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management s BOEM draft offshore drilling plan Continued Meet a CCANer Fracking Fellow Darien Pusey April 19 2016 By Rachel Mandelbaum Online Organizer Share As a CCAN spring fracking fellow Darien was a major part of the successful campaign to ban fracking in his home of Prince George s County Your age 23 Where you live Upper Continued The Road to Clean Energy Victories in Maryland April 18 2016 By Brooke Harper Maryland Outreach Coordinator Share My second week at CCAN I stood knee deep in the Baltimore Harbor in a dress and waders cleaning up debris that the tide had washed in I knew at Continued UMW Votes to Divest from Fossil Fuels in Huge Win for Student Power April 15 2016 By Drew Gallagher Virginia Field Organizer Share Today the Board of Visitors of the University of Mary Washington voted unanimously to divest 98 of its endowment from the Carbon 200 of fossil

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  • Press Releases | Chesapeake Climate Action Network
    By Kelly Trout Communications Director Share Groups argue that FERC illegally overlooked harm from expanded fracking explosion risks and tanker traffic in the Chesapeake Bay WASHINGTON D C Environmental groups faced off with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Continued Maryland s Prince George s County Approves Ban on Fracking April 12 2016 By Kelly Trout Communications Director Share Prince George s County Council unanimously passes a zoning change to prohibit dangerous drilling Upper Marlboro MD Today the Prince George s County Council voted unanimously to ban hydraulic fracturing better Continued Maryland Senate Approves Significant Clean Energy Expansion April 6 2016 By Kelly Trout Communications Director Share Legislation will increase use of wind and solar while creating family sustaining jobs and healthier air Annapolis M D Today the Maryland Senate voted by a resounding 31 14 margin to approve legislation that Continued CCAN Applauds Attorneys General of Maryland Virginia and DC For Joining First of its Kind Climate Coalition March 29 2016 By Kelly Trout Communications Director Share NEW YORK The Attorneys General of Maryland Virginia and Washington D C announced today that they are joining a first of its kind coalition of state attorneys general to defend and push for Continued DC Decision to Approve Exelon Pepco Merger Will Harm the Environment and Ratepayers For Years to Come March 23 2016 By Kelly Trout Communications Director Share WASHINGTON D C In a stunning decision the D C Public Service Commission voted 2 1 today to rubber stamp a widely opposed merger deal that allows Chicago based utility giant Exelon to take over Continued Activists Launch Golf Cart Shuttle Between DEQ and Dominion Headquarters to Highlight Cloud Over Coal Ash Decisions March 23 2016 By Kelly Trout Communications Director Share A putting green golf cart shuttle courtesy of Dominion and Master

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  • Volunteer Materials | Chesapeake Climate Action Network
    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 Volunteer Materials March 30 2014 By Susan Yin Share CCAN Brochure CCAN Flyer CCAN Sign Up Cards CCAN Sign Up Sheets Campaign Materials Home About Us Ways to Give Join Us Contact Us Terms of Use Privacy 2016 Chesapeake

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  • Climate Change | Chesapeake Climate Action Network
    globe are in retreat Sea levels are on the rise Subtropical deserts are expanding Storms are increasing in intensity Ecosystems around the world are already suffering as plant and animal species struggle to adapt to a rapidly changing climate Scientists predict that if the current acceleration in greenhouse gas emissions continues unabated temperatures could rise significantly by the end of the 21st century The Arctic region could experience a rise in surface temperatures of as much as 45 F by 2100 which would cause almost all Arctic sea ice to disappear IPCC 2007 Even a less extreme rise in average temperature would produce dramatic and irreversible effects on the earth s climate with profound consequences for humanity andidespread drought would occur in some regions due to dwindling water supplies as snow and ice disappear Other areas could see substantial flooding and more powerful hurricanes and storms Agricultural production could see a temporary boost due to warmer temperatures but would eventually suffer as a result of precipitation changes and the spread of crop pests and diseases Incidences of insect borne and waterborne diseases such as malaria and cholera would increase due to changes in weather patterns Human health and societal stability would be threatened by any and all of these changes Damage from climate change could end prosperity in developed countries and threaten human survival in developing countries Pew Center for Global Climate Change 2009 The possible economic costs and consequences involving climate change action or inaction are also staggering A 2006 report by economist and academic Nicholas Stern for the United Kingdom government stated that the cost of global measures to cut greenhouse gas emissions could total 1 of global economic output annually But the consequences of failing to take such preventive measures could even result in a massive world

    Original URL path: http://chesapeakeclimate.org/climate-change/ (2016-05-02)
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  • Can Your Food Choices Affect the Climate? | Chesapeake Climate Action Network
    world s livestock production annually it s equal to the global greenhouse gas emissions of all the world s cars buses ships planes trucks and trains combined Yes animals are as big a climate problem as the world s combined pollution from transportation The good news is it s easy to reduce or eliminate the consumption of meat in your diet And a diet based more on plant based food is better for your health and the planet s health at the same time Indeed a blue ribbon report from a major federal agency just confirmed as much recommending American s eat less meat So CCAN has created this page to provide you with a few links to help you become more informed about food and global warming You can start with this essay by CCAN director and vegetarian Mike Tidwell We ve also got links to other useful stories and fact sheets The global stakes are so high We hope you ll join the millions of Americans who are changing their diets along with changing their light bulbs It really is one of the biggest personal changes you can make in your life in the fight to save our climate Additional Resources The Low Carbon Diet Mike Tidwell Audobon Magazine January February 2009 Climate Friendly Food Guide Humankind 2012 Use this guide to learn more about how you can incorporate a climate friendly diet into your lifestyle There s even a few delicious recipes included Think of Earth Not Just Your Stomach Panel Advises Washington Post 2 19 2015 Learn more about how the nation s top nutritional panel is recommending that Americans be kinder to the environment by eating less meat Eating Less Meat Essential to Curb Climate Change Says Report The Guardian 12 3 2014 Want to

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  • Current Actions | Chesapeake Climate Action Network
    this bill alone will have the impact of putting solar on 73 000 more homes in Maryland It s the top step our legislators can take to reduce global warming pollution Email your MD state legislators and urge them to pass this clean energy bill on to Governor Hogan s desk Virginia Governor McAuliffe Ensure real pollution cuts under the Clean Power Plan By this spring Governor McAuliffe has to decide Will he let Dominion increase total carbon pollution from power plants despite the intent of new federal regulations to reduce such pollution Or will he do the clear cut RIGHT THING and implement the Clean Power Plan with real solutions like solar wind and greater efficiency Tell Governor Terry McAuliffe to do the right thing for Virginia and for our climate and ensure real pollution cuts under the Clean Power Plan National Tell Your U S House Representatives Co sponsor the Cap and Dividend Climate Bill On February 24th 2015 Maryland Congressman Chris Van Hollen introduced strong new federal legislation to combat climate change The bill called the Healthy Climate and Family Security Act H R 1027 caps carbon pollution requires fossil fuel companies to purchase pollution permits at auction and returns 100 of the revenue in equal amounts to every U S resident with a Social Security number Email your U S House representative and urge him or her to co sponsor the cap and dividend bill More Actions Fight Crude Oil by Rail in Baltimore Oil trains travel in close proximity to Baltimore homes schools churches and major economic hubs like the Inner Harbor Now it s time for the Baltimore City Council and Mayor to take action and study the health and safety impact these trains put on communities by passing Ordinance 16 0621 Tell your

    Original URL path: http://chesapeakeclimate.org/take-action/ (2016-05-02)
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  • Report Card Warns Gov. McAuliffe is Close to ‘Flunking Out’ on Climate and Clean Energy Priorities | Chesapeake Climate Action Network
    we re out of time for Governor McAuliffe s one step forward two steps back approach said Mike Tidwell director of the Chesapeake Climate Action Network Climate leadership at its core means keeping fossil fuels in the ground not lobbying for decades more reliance on fracked gas and offshore oil drilling In this regard the Governor has failed the climate and the health and safety of Virginians in a major way Leaders with the Potomac Riverkeeper Network and landowners fighting the Atlantic Coast and Mountain Valley Pipelines joined a tele press conference this morning Governor McAuliffe gets a double F on coal ash just like his name His administration has failed to protect its citizens by giving Dominion virtually a free license to pollute our rivers and drinking water His regulatory agency has totally failed to provide any meaningful oversight of Dominion said Dean Naujoks Potomac Riverkeeper Virginia s chief regulator David Paylor has acted as a partner to Dominion joining Dominion on a lavish golf trip before covering up a 27 5 million gallon coal ash wastewater dump into the Potomac River Yet the Governor has done nothing to rectify the situation The groups give Governor McAuliffe an incomplete for his response to the federal Clean Power Plan which they cite as the Governor s biggest opportunity to transform his record Virginia Organizing is committed to clean energy to create new jobs and most importantly to protect our precious natural resources said LaDelle McWhorter Chairperson of Virginia Organizing It is time for Governor Terry McAuliffe to take action and for that action to be in the interest of the people of Virginia not those who represent the big polluters Governor McAuliffe has sole authority to prepare a state plan to implement the federal rules which are designed to reduce carbon pollution from power plants Previously McAuliffe lobbied with the state s largest utility company Dominion Virginia Power to lower Virginia s requirements His design of a state plan could either fully embrace clean energy or allow Dominion to invest in more polluting gas and increase carbon emissions for years to come Climate change presents an urgent moral challenge to Governor McAuliffe and all people of goodwill across the Commonwealth said Joelle Novey director of Interfaith Power Light MD DC NoVA Virginia s faith communities are already doing everything they can to shift to cleaner power and today we call on Governor McAuliffe to follow our lead by developing a strong Clean Power Plan that faithfully lowers pollution using real solutions solar wind and efficiency We all are called to act on climate for the sake of our neighbors and future generations The report and the speakers on today s call noted other key areas where Governor McAuliffe s administration can rectify low marks from requiring utilities to move toxic coal ash to modern lined landfills to using the state s Clean Water Act authority to block key pipeline permits Governor McAuliffe has so far abandoned landowners like me as

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