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ClimateHoward blog by Elisabeth Hoffman 
cove point
is all about fracking
Even the US Energy Dept. says exporting fracked gas is not 'clean.' WaPo article also quotes Mike Tidwell.


Steering Committee
Monday, July 14, 
7 p.m
at Betsy’s house. 
Email Betsy or call
if you plan to attend.
Circle Committee
Friday, July 25
10 a.m.

at Charlie's house.
Email Charlie
if you plan to attend.

Advocacy Team
Tuesday, July 29, 
7 p.m.
at Betsy’s house. 
Email Betsy or call
if you plan to attend.

Stand up to polluters and add your voice in support of the EPA's effort to limit carbon pollution from all existing power plants.

Help Map Fracking 
FrackFinder is a crowd-sourced “SkyTruthing” project to find, map and track fracking sites:

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Stop fracked-gas exports
Sunday, July 13


Let's make this happen
 Rally and March to Stop Fracked-Gas Exports
Thousands of activists from around the region will march to the DC headquarters of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) on Sunday, July 13, starting at 12:30 p.m., and say NO to Cove Point. Preparing the way for this rally, about 20 people a day picketed in front of FERC (photo above) during the last week in June. Now we need to head to DC for this rally. For too long, FERC has rubber-stamped oil and gas projects with no regard for the cumulative effects on our health, the environment or our climate. Rally speakers include Mike Tidwell, Sandra Steingraber and Tim DeChristopher. We will tell FERC and President Obama that we can't frack, pipe, liquefy and export our way to a safe climate, a clean and healthy environment, or energy security. 
 Sign up at 
Email to carpool, leaving Columbia at 10:45 a.m. from the park & ride at Broken Land Parkway and Route 32, west side.  
More details on Cove Point:
Here's a great fact sheet on liquefied fracked gas. 

Risk arrest: The day after the rally, at least 18 activists will risk arrest in a nonviolent sit-in at FERC's headquarters. Sign up here to risk arrest, to provide jail support, or to chant, sing, carry signs and show support. 

Sign the letter: If Maryland allows fracking, we should insist on full disclosure of toxic chemicals. Physicians for Social Responsibility is collecting signatures on a letter to Gov. O'Malley here.  
Maryland & DC Events
Green Homes Tour
Climate First!
Mountain Top Removal protest
Washington, DC., Saturday, July 5, 11 a.m.

Play-In for Climate Action  
Wednesday, July 9
10 a.m. - noon
Upper Senate Park, DC

 Join a family-friendly protest against climate pollution and highlight the harm to children. Details here.

Climate Reality Check
phone call
 Thursday, July 10, 3 p.m

This month's call is on the Stop Cove Point rally.  
.Sandra Steingraber will be on the call, as well as Linda Morin from Calvert Citizens for a Healthy Community.  Register here.

Earth 2100 Conference: Learn. Network. Act!
Saturday, July 26 & Sunday, July 27  
9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

George Mason University, Johnson Center,
The 3rd annual youth conference to bring Earth and its communities safely and sustainably to 2100 and beyond. Details here.
Climate First! 
Tuesday, July 29 
Washington, DC

Action to expose lies the U.S.Chamber of Commerce spreads about proposed rules limiting carbon pollution.
 Details coming here.

Public Hearings on President Obama's 
Proposed Rules to Limit Carbon Emissions
July 30, 9 a.m., Washington, DC.
here and here. 
Comment on the proposed rules here. Email to carpool with us to the hearing and noon press conference.
 Find more events on our website.
HoCo Climate Change members save energy by carpooling. Email us to start or join a carpool.
Save the Date

Sunday, Sept. 21
New York City
The largest climate march in history will coincide 
with the U.N. climate summit. Sign up here.
Email us at if you would be interested in a bus ride up and back the same day. Bill McKibben's article and invitation is here. 
Powerful little video here.

Green Homes Tour
Oct. 4 & 5, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
The  "Green Homes Now!" Tour of sustainable homes and businesses is self-guided and free. Booklet details coming soon.
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