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Let's keep fracking
out of Maryland

Time to speak up: The Maryland Department of the Environment is holding three public meetings, including one in Baltimore, to discuss regulations for fracking in our state. Rallies are planned before each meeting so we can say clearly that no amount of regulations can make fracking safe. Please attend at least one: 

Wednesday, June 22, 6 - 8 p.m.
Continuing Education Building,12401 Willowbrook Road
Allegany College, Cumberland
 Rally starts at 5:30 p.m. 

Monday, June 27, 6 - 8 p.m. 
MDE Headquarters
1800 Washington Blvd, Baltimore 
 Rally starts at 5:30 p.m.
To carpool to this event, email

Wednesday, June 29, 6 - 8 p.m. 
 687 Mosser Road, Auditorium (Room 715)
Garrett College, McHenry 
Before the first meeting, MDE has said it will release issue papers about topics that generated the most interest in the proposed regulations released in January 2015. Each issue paper includes the department’s suggestions for revising the requirements generated by the O'Malley administration. 
This month, the Maryland chapter of Sierra Club and Chesapeake Climate Action Network joined others in called for a statewide ban on fracking. A Sierra Club fracking ban kick-off event in Ellicott City is Saturday, July 9.

Research on fracking continues to point to unacceptable hazards:
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. Details here

How to Let Go of the World and
Love All The Things Climate Can't Change

Film screening & live video chat with Josh Fox
in a private home in Columbia  
or Silver Spring
Monday, June 27, 8:30 p.m.
In his new film, Oscar-nominated director Josh Fox travels to twelve countries on six continents to investigate climate change, the gravest threat our world has known. The film asks, "What is it that climate change can't destroy? What is so deep within us that no calamity can take it away?"
 During the live video chat with Josh Fox at 11:30 p.m.,  hear about next steps, including the March for Clean Energy Revolution, set for July 24 in Philadelphia on the eve of the Democratic National Convention.  
 To find out more about the march and join the revolution, text REVOLUTION to 69866.

HoCo Climate Change appreciates your support.

Steering Committee
Wednesday, June 22 
7 p.m. 
at Betsy’s house. 
Email Betsy or call
if you plan to attend.
Advocacy Team
Tuesday, July 26
7 p.m. at Betsy’s house.
Email Betsy or call
if you plan to attend. 
Circle Committee
Petition for a safety study
 Please join our #WeAreCovePoint friends in asking Gov. Larry Hogan to order a full safety study for the fracked-gas liquefaction and export facility being built in Cove Point within a couple miles of 2,365 homes, 19 daycare centers, three churches, two schools, and two shopping centers.

How to Go Solar
Thursday, July 14
7 - 8:30 p.m 

Linden Hall
Dorsey’s Search  
4765 Dorsey Hall Drive
Ellicott City

 Columbia Association has partnered with Retrofit Baltimore to help Howard County residents go solar more affordably and improve the energy efficiency of their homes.  With group buying discounts, homeowners will save 20 percent off the standard cost of a solar system.  RSVP here
Wind Power
Group Power

The Power of Buying
in Bulk
Switch to 100 percent
 wind power

through group-negotiated rates with WGL Energy.
Please indicate 
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 as referral.
 Renewal Information
 To renew contract, email
 or call 202-753-9672 
 National Call-in
Climate Reality Check 
Poison Pills: The Energy Policy Modernization Act.  
Thursday, June 23, 3 - 4 p.m.
  Join Jean Su of the Center for Biological Diversity, Mitch Jones of Food & Water Watch and Mary Booth of the Partnership for Policy Integrity to learn more about the first energy bill to pass out of both houses in nearly a decade. What is in the energy package? Hint: It's not good. Get on the call to discuss the next steps in stopping its passage. Register here.

 March for 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.
Website here; Facebook event here.
 A bus will be available from Columbia.
Email for updates.
 To join the revolution, text REVOLUTION to 69866.

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