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Phone call  
March for Clean Energy Revolution 
Monday, May 2, 8 p.m.
 641-715-3655; code: 776632

Sign up for the call here.
Hop on this call to hear the Rev. Lennox Yearwood of the Hip Hop Caucus and fractivist/actor Mark Ruffalo discuss plans for this summer's March for a Clean Energy Revolution. On Sunday, July 24, on the eve of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, thousands of people will march through the streets to call for the end of fracking and other dirty fossil fuels and a quick and just transition to a future with clean, renewable energy. Learn more on the call.  
 HoCoCC is planning to renting buses
to Philly from Columbia.

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Disobedience, the film
Wednesday, May 11, 6:30 p.m.  
Planet Aid Thrift Center
5425 Baltimore National Pike
(in Catonsville Plaza)
Attend this free showing of Disobedience, an inspiring and powerful new film that features author and activist Naomi Klein, co-founder Bill McKibben, organizer/activist/theorist Marshall Ganz and voices from the front-lines. Watch the trailer here.

#BreakFree From Fossil Fuels 
Sunday, May 15, 1 p.m. in front of the White House, #BreakFree DC will call on President Obama to stop all offshore drilling. Sign up here.
Email for carpool that leaves at 11:30 a.m. from Broken Land Parkway West. 
May 16 - 22, with training and art-build May 15. Tell the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to stop rubber-stamping permits for fracked-gas pipelines, compressor stations and export facilities. Sign up here.
Destiny Watford awarded Goldman Environmental Prize

 Huge congratulations to Destiny Watford, a student leader with Free Your Voice who has been key to keeping a toxic trash incinerator from being built near her Curtis Bay community. Part of the campaign was getting customers -- including Howard County government, schools and community college -- to drop contracts to buy energy from the Energy Answers incinerator. HoCoCC was proud to work with Destiny and Free Your Voice on that piece of the campaign. In March, the state Department of the Environment finally ruled the permit invalid (a sit-in and arrests happened first). The community wants to reclaim the site for a solar farm or recycling plant. The Goldman Prize made this powerful video about Destiny and the long journey to stop the incinerator. A video of Destiny accepting the prize is here. Some of the many articles about Destiny, now a Towson University junior, are here, here, here and here

HoCo Climate Change appreciates your support.

Advocacy Team
Wednesday, June 1
7 p.m. at Betsy’s house.
Email Betsy or call
if you plan to attend. 
Steering Committee
Monday, May 16 
7 p.m. 
at Betsy’s house. 
Email Betsy or call
if you plan to attend.
Circle Committee


Incinerators and Power Plants in Southern Prince George's 
Wednesday, May 4
7 p.m.

Greenbelt Community Center
Brandywine in southern Prince George's is being targeted for another fracked-gas power plant and an incinerator.
Pollutants from these facilities affect all of us. Updates on Facebook and the Clean Air Prince George's website
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Let's keep fracking
out of Maryland
HoCo Climate Change is part of a coalition of more than 70 groups calling for a ban on fracking in our state. Please join this campaign to keep fracking out of our state. Campaign details here

Thank you notes
Maryland legislators passed an expanded Greenhouse Gas Reduction Act and the Clean Energy Jobs Act during the 2016 General Assembly session. Governor Hogan has signed the emissions reductions bill, and is considering the jobs bill. 
Please click here to tell Governor Hogan to sign the Clean Energy Jobs Actwhich calls for our state to get 25 percent of its electricity from renewable energy sources like wind and solar by 2020, up from the previous goal of 20 percent by 2022. Thank your legislators for their support of the clean energy jobs act: Senators Guzzone and Kasemeyer and Delegates Atterbeary, Hill, Flanagan, Ebersole, Pendergrass and Turner. (Voting against the bill were Sen. Bates and Delegate Kittleman.) All addresses are listed here
Please also send your thanks via email, snail mail or tweet to 
Governor Hogan and your legislators for setting our state on the path to reducing greenhouse gas emissions 40 percent by 2030. Voting for that bill were Sens. Bates, Guzzone and Kasemeyer, and Delegates Atterbeary, Ebersole, Flanagan, Hill and Pendergrass. (Voting against the bill was Delegate Trent Kittleman; Delegate Frank Turner was absent.)  Again, all addresses are listed here.

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