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  • Jamie Nolan, Communications Director | Chesapeake Climate Action Network
    Whether to Accept This Drilling Method in Western Maryland March 27 2012 By Jamie Nolan Communications Director Share Historic Offshore Wind Energy Bill Passes Out of House Economic Matters Committee Heads to House Floor March 26 2012 By Jamie Nolan Communications Director Share Activists Encircle Dominion Headquarters to Challenge Dirty Energy Policies and Ratepayer Rip offs March 24 2012 By Jamie Nolan Communications Director Share Md House Votes to Require Energy Companies to Fund Safety Studies on Natural Gas Fracking March 20 2012 By Jamie Nolan Communications Director Share 10 000 Virginians Urge Dominion Virginia Power s Quickened Development of Offshore Wind March 14 2012 By Jamie Nolan Communications Director Share Governor O Malley Joins Students from 12 Maryland Campuses at Rally in Support of Offshore Wind Power February 22 2012 By Jamie Nolan Communications Director Share Environmental Groups Applaud First Closing of Modern Coal Plant in Maryland in a Generation January 26 2012 By Jamie Nolan Communications Director Share Groups to Sue Over Delayed Coal Ash Standards January 18 2012 By Jamie Nolan Communications Director Share New Poll Numbers Bolster Evidence for Statewide Support of Offshore Wind Power January 11 2012 By Jamie Nolan Communications Director Share Solar Energy

    Original URL path: http://chesapeakeclimate.org/author/jnolan/page/2/ (2016-05-02)
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  • Keystone XL Activists Greet Vice President Biden in Richmond | Chesapeake Climate Action Network
    www flickr com photos chesapeakeclimate sets 72157634395068673 President Obama committed in a major speech this week to reject the Keystone XL pipeline if it will increase the carbon emissions causing climate change which the nation s leading climate scientists conclude it will President Obama s speech arrived on the heels of Virginia Senator Tim Kaine s announcement that he s opposed to the pipeline published in a Washington Post op ed on June 21 As Senator Kaine s car drove into the event tonight he gave a friendly wave to the activists Folks in Norfolk and Virginia Beach are already seeing the effects of climate change at their doorsteps Rising temperatures cause rising seas and more severe storms to flood coastal homes and small businesses said Keith Thirion Virginia Field Director for the Chesapeake Climate Action Network Burning through more and more polluting sources of energy like Canada s tar sands will only increase the risks for coastal Virginia Carrying banners that read Virginians Against the Keystone XL Pipeline and chanting Joe Biden raise your voice reaffirm your keystone choice the rallyers worked to grab the Vice President s attention as his motorcade drove into downtown Several local citizens spoke at the rally calling on Vice President Biden to reaffirm a comment he shared with a Keystone XL fighter at a South Carolina fish fry when he replied to her question regarding his stance on the pipeline I m with you but I m in the minority Young Democrats inside the dinner also voiced their disapproval of the pipeline by wearing No KXL buttons April Moore a local activist who spoke at the rally highlighted the significance of the event President Obama just made a commitment to us this week that if Keystone will contribute to climate change he will

    Original URL path: http://chesapeakeclimate.org/press-releases/keystone-xl-activists-greet-vice-president-biden-in-richmond/ (2016-05-02)
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  • Community Groups File Lawsuit for Federal Coal Ash Protections | Chesapeake Climate Action Network
    and West Virginia 5 among others A full list of all 29 sites can be found here http earthjustice org documents legal document pdf additional coal ash contamination sites Today s lawsuit would force the EPA to set deadlines for review and revision of relevant solid and hazardous waste safeguards to address coal ash as well as the much needed and long overdue changes to the test that determines whether a waste is hazardous under RCRA The numbers of coal ash ponds and landfills that are contaminating water supplies continues to grow yet nearby communities still do not have effective federal protection said Earthjustice attorney Lisa Evans It is well past time the EPA acts on promises made years ago to protect the nation from coal ash contamination and life threatening coal ash ponds It is a fact that all of Duke and Progress Energies coal ash ponds are leaching toxic heavy metals into groundwater said Sandra Diaz of Appalachian Voices How long must the people of North Carolina wait for the EPA to do its job to protect us from the threat that coal ash poses to our health Right now our organization is involved in several lawsuits against old leaking coal ash landfills in Maryland said Diana Dascalu Joffe staff attorney with Chesapeake Climate Action Network Dangerous coal ash is leaching into waterways that hurt the Chesapeake Bay and could be threatening the health of Maryland citizens The EPA has a responsibility to issue a strong rule to address coal ash so groups like ours don t have to fight to clean them up facility by facility at the state level That is why CCAN is involved in this federal RCRA deadline lawsuit to force EPA s hand on the coal ash rule They have been delaying this essential rule that will protect public health and the environment for far too long Three decades since EPA last reviewed the coal ash disposal standards and over three years since the TVA Kingston spill citizens still lack basic protections from dumping of toxic ash said Eric Schaeffer Executive Director of the Environmental Integrity Project Meanwhile toxic dumping continues to rise in 2010 alone power plants used unsafe and leak prone coal ash ponds to dispose of wastes containing 113 6 million pounds of toxic metals a nearly ten percent increase from 2009 Yet EPA s proposed standards for safe disposal including a plan to close down ash ponds within five years have gone nowhere One of the biggest threats to our clean water is coal ash pollution explains French Broad Riverkeeper Hartwell Carson Monitoring at Progress Energy s two coal ash ponds in Asheville North Carolina shows chronic groundwater pollution concerns and the community around the plant has repeatedly complained about fugitive coal ash dust coating their homes We need the EPA to act to protect human health and the environment Here in Louisville Kentucky we are having problems with dust discharges from one of our big coal burning power

    Original URL path: http://chesapeakeclimate.org/press-releases/community-groups-file-lawsuit-for-federal-coal-ash-protections/ (2016-05-02)
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  • R. Paul Smith coal plant slated for shut down! | Chesapeake Climate Action Network
    data this plant closure will reduce annual emissions of carbon dioxide by more than 200 000 tons annually sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxide emissions by at least 2 000 tons and particulate matter by 120 tons Sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxide contribute to fine particle pollution which is known to cause heart disease and premature death Nitrogen oxide pollution is a major contributor to nutrient pollution in the Chesapeake Bay

    Original URL path: http://chesapeakeclimate.org/blog/r-paul-smith-coal-plant/ (2016-05-02)
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  • CCAN congratulates Obama administration on decision to delay Keystone XL tar sands pipeline & examine climate impacts | Chesapeake Climate Action Network
    other harmful impacts the affect of the pipeline on global warming The State Department had previously signaled that a final decision would come in late 2011 Tidwell was one of 1 253 arrested at the White House in late August protesting this planned pipeline We are pleased that President Obama heard the voices of people all across the country and acted to delay any decision on the controversial climate wrecking Keystone XL pipeline For those of us who live in the Chesapeake region this pipeline and the increased production and burning of tar sands oil as a result would have had negative environmental and economic consequences It would have worsened the quality of our air and accelerated the already alarming rate of increase of carbon pollution that is heating up our atmosphere and leading to repeated extreme weather events in the Maryland Virginia region Activists and leaders from this region helped to lead this successful fight people like Maryland Delegate Heather Mizeur Maryland state Senator Paul Pinsky Dr Cindy Parker of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Rev Lennox Yearwood and others Hundreds of people from the Maryland Virginia region were arrested in August at the White House and thousands took action in some way since then Said Heather Mizeur a member of the Executive Committee of the Democratic National Committee Change we can believe in is alive and well Twelve thousand cheering chanting climate change activists at the White House Sunday could not be ignored We paid the President a visit to his own home in an effort to reconnect his heart to this important issue to remind him that we are the activist base that supported him and to give him the courage to do the right thing and reject the Keystone XL pipeline Today s action by

    Original URL path: http://chesapeakeclimate.org/press-releases/chesapeake-climate-action-network-congratulates-obama-administration-on-decision-to-delay-transcanada-keystone-xl-tar-sands-pipeline-and-now-examine-climate-impacts-of-proposal/ (2016-05-02)
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  • Webmaster Testing Page | Chesapeake Climate Action Network
    Maryland Virginia DC Federal Campus News Blog Press Releases Events Resources Volunteer Materials Climate Change Food and Climate Take Action Donate Join Us Webmaster Testing Page October 21 2011 By CCAN Webmaster Share Home About Us Ways to Give Join

    Original URL path: http://chesapeakeclimate.org/blog/webmaster-testing-page/ (2016-05-02)
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  • Home | Chesapeake Climate Action Network
    and Climate Take Action Donate Join Us 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 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

    Original URL path: http://chesapeakeclimate.org/uncategorized/home/ (2016-05-02)
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  • Donate | Chesapeake Climate Action Network
    will provide CCAN with the stability to maintain our fight for a clean energy future Please make a monthly pledge today Federal government employee gifts Federal government employees can give to CCAN through the Combined Federal Campaign Our CFC number is 19037 Tribute gifts Tribute donations can be given to CCAN in honor of an individual on a special occasion such as a birthday wedding anniversary or other milestone Tribute donations can be made here through our secure server or by mailing a check directly to CCAN with an explanatory note including the name and address of the person being honored or memorialized Planned or estate gifts Planned gifts offer a variety of options for supporting CCAN and in most cases provide income and tax advantages to you and or your heir These include estate will bequests life income gifts charitable gifts annuities insurance and retirement benefits stocks or bonds and so forth For more information about these and related planned giving programs please talk with your estate or financial planning advisor If you have already included CCAN in your planned giving efforts please contact membership chesapeakeclimate org Wedding registry gifts From honeymoons to invitations to wedding gifts to charitable wedding favors the I Do Foundation allows couples and their guests to make wedding related purchases that generate donations for charity The I Do Foundation s Charity Registry service also makes it easy for guests to make donations in lieu of gifts All of these services are available free of cost at www IDoFoundation org Please choose CCAN as your charity of choice Employer matched gifts You can double or triple the value of your donation to the Chesapeake Climate Action Network if you are employed by one of the area companies or their divisions subsidiaries or affiliates listed below

    Original URL path: http://chesapeakeclimate.org/blog/donate/ (2016-05-02)
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