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Rally in Annapolis
Wednesday, Jan. 8, 9:30 a.m.
to stop Cove Point
Rally in Annapolis to support Sierra Club in its arguments against the planned Cove Point facility and then march to the State House on the first day of the General Assembly session to support a fracking moratorium
. Rally starts at 9:30 a.m.
at the Robert C. Murphy Court of Appeal Building; the march
to the State House starts at 11 a.m.
Sign up here
. Dominion Resources wants to liquefy and export fracked gas from a planned facility at Cove Point in Calvert County, a scheme that would accelerate fracking across the Marcellus and other shales and lead to more community-disrupting pipelines and compressor stations. It would also be a major climate polluter in our state.
We will carpool to this event, meeting
at 8:15 a.m. at the East Columbia Library, 6600 Cradlerock Way. Email HoCoClimateChange@gmail.com or
call 443-803-8546 so we know you are joining us. Forecast shows a high of 31 degrees and mostly sunny, so dress warmly and wear comfortable walking shoes/boots.
Sunday, Jan. 19, 2 - 4:30 p.m.
Better Food, Better Heath, Better Climate for Howard County
Kelly Dudeck, Howard County Food Policy director, will discuss local sustainable food programs.
First Presbyterian Church, 9325 Presbyterian Circle, Columbia. More info: email earthforum
20th Annual CCE Legislative Summit
Tuesday, Jan. 21, 4:30 - 6 p.m., Annapolis
The Citizens’ Campaign for the Environment is having its 20th Annual Legislative Summit in Annapolis. Hear from legislative leaders and advocates about environmental priorities for the 2014 General Assembly session, including fracking, clean energy standards (RPS) and more. Details here
. Email HoCoClimateChange@gmail.com
Rally on 4th Anniversary of 'Citizens United'
Tuesday, Jan. 21, 11 a.m.
Lawyers Mall, Annapolis
Join the rally for a constitutional amendment to overturn "Citizens United" and get corporate money out of politics. Fossil fuel companies are subsidizing political campaigns in return for public subsidies and favorable regulations for oil, gas and coal. We need to get this dirty money out of politics. Sponsored by Get Money Out - Maryland (GMOM)
to carpool to Annapolis for the rally and stay for the 4:30 p.m. Environmental Legislative Summit.
CCAN Polar Bear Plunge
Saturday, Jan. 25
10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
The 9th annual Polar Bear Plunge to Keep Winter Cold
is Chesapeake Climate Action Network
's main grassroots fundraising event, powering campaigns to move Maryland, Virginia and DC off of planet-heating fossil fuels and on to clean energy.
Join our HoCoFrackerFighters
team or make a pledge for our activists: Liz Feighner here
and Elisabeth Hoffman here
for additional events.
HoCo Climate Change members save energy by carpooling. Email us to start or join a carpool.
Thursdays from Feb. 6 to March 27
Make a difference in your community through the Legacy Leadership Environmental Institute (LLEI). Experts at NASA, NOAA, the University of Maryland and other agencies explain global climate change, sustainability, earth systems science, and best practices on leaving an
environmental legacy. Info here
Save the Date
Cove Point Rally in Baltimore
Thursday, Feb. 20
The Maryland Public Service Commission will consider Cove Point on Thursday, Feb. 20.
Details coming soon.
Congratulations to Advocacy Co-Chair Ruth Alice White for being one of 100 selected nationwide as part of MoveOn's #FrackingFighter campaign. She will use the grant money to help stop the Cove Point project and extend the fracking moratorium in Maryland.
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