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Last chance to showcase your home on Oct 4 & 5. More info here.
Even the US Energy Dept. says exporting fracked gas is not 'clean.' WaPo article also quotes Mike Tidwell.


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.
Steering Committee
Monday, Aug. 11
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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More pictures of rally here & sit-in action at FERC here.

We joined nearly 2,000 people last Sunday at the rally and march to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to protest the agency's rubber-stamping of fracked-gas projects, such as compressor stations, pipelines and the proposed liquefaction and export facility at Cove Point. The next day, 25 people were arrested in a civil disobedience action at FERC's office.
 Articles about the rally and arrests
are here, here, here, here and here.  
Two sign-on lettersTell Gov. O'Malley to call for a study of the risks at Cove Point. Tell Gov. O'Malley that Maryland shouldn't allow secret, toxic fracking chemicals  
Here's a great fact sheet on liquefied fracked gas.  
Here's a compilation of health studies on fracking. 

  Thank YOU for Supporting     Clean Energy   

This spring, more than 1,110 households in DC & MD joined Groundswell's Community Power Program and enrolled in 100 percent wind power for their homes.
Because 11 households designated HoCo Climate Change as the referral organization, we received a much appreciated $110 donation from Groundswell.
If you participated in Groundswell's program and designated HoCo Climate Change but did NOT receive a thank you email from us, please email us so we can receive credit for your participation.
Maryland & DC Events

 State Public Works hearing on Cove Point wharf permit
Wednesday, July 23, at 1 p.m., Annapolis 
 Support those testifying against the wharf at Cove Point, one piece of Dominion's proposed facility that would liquefy and export fracked gas.
Email us for carpool leaving Columbia at 10:30 a.m..
Green Homes Tour
People's Climate March Planning Meeting
Wednesday, July 23, 6 - 9 p.m.   
Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library.
Email  to carpool
MD Sierra Club Energy Team Teleconference
Thursday, July 24, 7 p.m.
 Call 866-805-7491  PIN: 101012237#  
Draft agenda here includes climate/energy goals for 2015 Maryland legislative session.

Earth 2100 Conference: Learn. Network. Act!
July 26 & July 27,  9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
George Mason University, Johnson Center,
The 3rd annual youth conference. Details here.
Climate First! 
Tuesday, July 29, Washington, DC

Action to expose U.S.Chamber of Commerce lies opposing limiting carbon pollution. Details coming here.

Public Hearings on President Obama's 
Proposed Rules to Limit Carbon Emissions
July 29 and July 30, 9 a.m., Washington, DC.
here and here. 
Comment on the proposed rules here. Email to carpool with us to the Tuesday morning happenings & press conference.

Public Meetings on Draft Maryland Zero Waste Plan
July 29, 31 or Aug. 6 at MDE Details here.
 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.
Climate Change News

It takes 12 million barrels of oil (and often natural gas and chemicals) to produce the estimated 100 billion plastic bags Americans use each year.  You can drive a car 1 mile for the same amount of oil used to produce 14 bags. The average American family takes home almost 1,500 plastic shopping bags a year. Tip: place a small sticker on your key fob as a reminder to bring them with you.
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