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September 2015

MDE Informational Meeting on Dominion’s Application to Expand the Myersville Gas Compressor Station

September 3 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Dominion is proposing to build another, nearly 16,000 horsepower compressor in Myersville, nearly doubling the capacity — and the pollution and safety risks — of its existing compressor. This is part of Dominion’s “Leidy South” project to expand a network of gas pipelines and compressor stations across Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Virginia, pumping more fracked gas through our lands and pumping more toxic pollution into our air. The expansion of Dominion’s compressor station in Myersville, located less than one mile from the…

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Maryland Fall Climate Action Conference Call

September 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

When President Obama addressed the country with the release of his Clean Power Plan, he declared, “We are the first generation to feel the effect of climate change and the last generation who can do something about it.” In Maryland, we are ahead of the curve in implementing solutions. But we need to go much further, and we’ve got big plans this fall to catalyze change. Join us on Wednesday, September 9th at 7:00pm for a statewide conference call to…

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Baltimore ‘Stop Oil Trains’ Action Team Meeting

September 15 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Center for Graceful Living,
2424 McElderry St, Baltimore, MD 21205 United States
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Join us on Tuesday, September 15th from 6:00pm – 7:30pm for our next “Stop Oil Trains” Action Team meeting. On the heels of our rally and public information hearing at City Hall in July, and a recent court victory for oil train transparency, we are gearing up to introduce a Baltimore City Council ordinance that would put the brakes on new permits for crude oil shipping facilities. At the meeting, we’ll discuss how we can work together this fall to pass new…

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Virginia Clean Power Plan hearing in Harrisonburg

September 16 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

On September 16th, the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality is launching a 6-stop listening tour across the state to receive public input on how Virginia should respond to President Obama’s recently announced Clean Power Plan. This plan will require Virginia to cut statewide global warming pollution, while increasing development of wind, solar and efficiency. These hearings are our first and best opportunity since the plan was announced to urge the McAuliffe Administration to embrace the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative as…

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Howard County Education and Advocacy Training on Maryland’s Climate Action Plan

September 19 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Miller Library – Patapsco Room,
9421 Frederick Rd, Ellicott City, MD 21042 United States
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This fall, activists from across the state will be learning how to advocate for the renewal of Maryland’s Climate Action Plan and increasing the amount of clean, renewable energy that is used to power our homes and communities. On September 19h, join Chesapeake Climate Action Network and members of the Maryland Climate Coalition for an education and advocacy meeting in Howard County. The meeting will be held at the Miller Library from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. You’ll have the…

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Virginia Clean Power Plan hearing in Roanoke

September 22 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

On September 22nd, the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality is coming to Roanoke as part of a 6-stop listening tour across the state to receive public input on how Virginia should respond to President Obama’s recently announced Clean Power Plan. This plan will require Virginia to cut statewide global warming pollution, while increasing development of wind, solar and efficiency. These hearings are our first and best opportunity since the plan was announced to urge the McAuliffe Administration to embrace the…

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Virginia Fall Activist Conference Call

September 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

When President Obama announced the release of the EPA’s Clean Power Plan earlier this month, he stated, “Climate change is … about the reality that we’re living with every day, right now.“ This is especially true in Virginia, where rising seas already cause frequent flooding along our coast. Thankfully, because of great activists like you, we are pushing our lawmakers in the right direction. And we have big plans this fall to catalyze groundbreaking progress! Join us on Tuesday, September…

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Climate in the Pulpits: Maryland Faith Communities Answer the Pope’s Call

September 25 @ 6:00 pm - September 27 @ 2:00 pm

This year, Pope Francis released his unflinching encyclical that declared there would be serious consequences to humanity if we fail to act on climate. He challenged people of faith and conscience to carry out his call for creation care – and faith communities across Maryland are answering that call through Climate in the Pulpits/On the Bimah/In the Minbar. From September 25th-27th, directly following the Pope’s visit to our region, over 50 congregations from across the state will join this weekend of programming…

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2nd Annual Loudoun Solar & Green Home Tour

September 26 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Learn about solar & green homes throughout Loudoun. Make appointments with homeowners to visit and tour homes. Meet representatives of the Loudoun solar industry. Find out about bulk solar and the upcoming change in the Federal Tax Credit. If you’re interested, please email 350Loudoun@gmail.com. WHEN: Sept. 26 from 10 am – 12 pm. WHERE: Purcellville, VA 20132

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Virginia Clean Power Plan hearing in Lorton

September 28 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

On September 28th, the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality is coming to Lorton as part of a 6-stop listening tour across the state to receive public input on how Virginia should respond to President Obama’s recently announced Clean Power Plan. This plan will require Virginia to cut statewide global warming pollution, while increasing development of wind, solar and efficiency. These hearings are our first and best opportunity since the plan was announced to urge the McAuliffe Administration to embrace the…

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