Grassroots Fellow Blog: Rising Seas and Fighting for Climate Justice

By Nikia Johnson My name is Nikia Johnson and I have served as the Virginia Grassroots Fellow for the Chesapeake Climate Action Network. Growing up in Norfolk, Virginia, I was
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CCAN Winter News

Message from the Director Dear friends, I founded Chesapeake Climate Action Network nearly 20 years ago with the hope that one day, if we worked hard enough, the US Congress
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My Bayou Century Ride

Everyone has a few quirks. A big one of mine is to travel each year to a place I’ve never been and do a 100-mile bike ride. Since 1996, I’ve
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Flooding Threats Should Have Us Wide Awake

Halloween weekend always produces some startling sights, but in 2021, the most frightening image of all wasn’t a ghoul or ghost, but a very real picture of an iconic statue
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CCAN Summer News

It's hot. Really hot. But instead of listing the new nightmarish impacts and scenarios, I’d like to share some hope and updates on the solutions our team has been fighting for over the past few months.
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How clean energy policy is bringing steel back to Baltimore

How clean energy policy is bringing steel back to Baltimore by victoria venable Baltimore was built on steel, and Baltimore was devastated by steel. But now, thanks to Maryland’s strong
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The Infrastructure of Tomorrow: Rebuilding the Anacostia

By MacKenzie Riley The slogan for D.C. Tap Water is “water is life,” and that rings true for all of Earth. Water is at the core of everything we know;
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Middle River Regional Jail is a Racial and Climate Justice Issue

Despite sustained and widespread community opposition, the Jail Authority of Middle River Regional Jail (MRRJ) in the Shenandoah Valley approved a 14.5 million dollar renovation proposal to expand the jail.
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Your Government and the Valley Proteins Wastewater Grant: Stealing From the Rich and Giving to … Corporations?

By Christian Baran Valley Proteins, a chicken rendering plant in Dorchester County, is flooding the Chesapeake Bay with the byproducts of its operations, which feature harmful nutrients like ammonia, nitrates
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For A Reminder, Look to the Sea

By Christian Baran Climate change is abstract. It can be difficult to reconcile information about changing weather patterns or large-scale biodiversity loss with your daily routine. You stagger out of
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