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An Explosion of Fracking and the TPP
Tuesday, July 9, 7 p.m. (pizza at 6:30 p.m.)
Learn the connection between a major free-trade agreement, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), and fracking for natural gas — including in Maryland. This proposed pact would increase pressure to frack and export natural gas while overriding domestic laws on environmental health and safety. Get the facts and learn what you can do. More info.
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Sunday, July 14, 1:30 p.m.
Documentary reveals the failure of government and industry to protect Pennsylvania residents from the harmful effects of fracking in an area that feeds three major watersheds. Free. More info here
and ClimateHoward blog movie review here. RSVP email@example.com.
CCIHC members are planning to attend many of the events below. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to join Howard County carpools.
Walk for our Grandchildren
Harper's Ferry to DC, July 21 - 26 Details
The Walk for our Grandchildren campaign
is part of 350.org's Summer Heat.
The walk ends with a rally at
the White House, Saturday, July 27.
Even if you don't participate in the walk,
join the rally. Details
Maryland Climate Change Summit
Thursday, July 26, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Linthicum Heights. Join Gov. Martin O'Malley, leading scientists, renewable energy business leaders and climate change policy experts to discuss the progress Maryland has made in reducing greenhouse gas emissions as the governor releases Maryland's Greenhouse Gas Reduction Plan. Information and free registration at http://mdclimatechangesummit.eventbrite.com
Nonviolent Civil Disobedience Training
Saturday, July 6, & Sunday, July 7, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
each day. Training for local activists to be ready to commit nonviolent civil disobedience if the State Department recommends approval of Keystone XL. Location TBA. From CREDOAction. Info here
EPA hearing: Protecting water
from toxic coal waste
Tuesday, July 9, 1 - 5 p.m.
EPA East Building, Room 1153,
1201 Constitution Ave. NW
Info and RSVP
with Sierra Club:
Rally to tell Obama:
KXL = Climate Disaster!
Thursday, July 11
(time TBD but probably in pm)
President Obama will be attending a DNC roundtable discussion at The Jefferson Hotel, and activists will be outside to remind him
of his climate promises.
Check our website frequently for additional local events.
Maryland Fracking News
Compressor station: Myersville Citizens for a Rural Community (MCRC) is raising money to appeal FERC approval for a compressor station in their town for fracked natural gas. The appeal must be filed by July 15. To contribute to the legal fund, see www.mcrcmd.org/ Like MCRC on Facebook
Fracking BMPs: Maryland has released best management practices (BMPs) for fracking in our state. Comment on these proposed regulations by Aug. 9. The report is here. More info here, here and here. Send email comments to Marcellus.Advisory@maryland.gov