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Advocacy Team

 Monday, Jan. 6, 
7 p.m. 
at Betsy’s house. 
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Circle Committee 
Friday, Jan. 17, 
1 - 3 p.m.
at Charlie's house. 
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Rally in Annapolis
to stop Cove Point

Wednesday, Jan. 8, 9:30 a.m.
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, and the march to the State House starts at 11 a.m. 
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. 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. Email us at 
If you missed the Clean Energy, Not Cove Point! statewide tour, you can watch a video here of the Frederick event. More than 100 people came to the stop in Columbia. Chesapeake Climate Action Network also gave climate hero awards to Delegate Liz Bobo, blogger Elisabeth Hoffman and HoCo Climate Change. Event photos here. Send a petition to Gov. Martin O'Malley about Cove Point here. Let Senators Mikulski and Cardin know that you want federal regulators to require the most thorough environmental review for this project.  

                                                                            Earth Forum

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. Details here.

Maryland & DC Events

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
CCAN Polar Bear Plunge
Saturday, Jan. 25
10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
National Harbor
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.
Pledge for our activists:
 Liz Feighner here and Elisabeth Hoffman here.
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for additional events.
HoCo Climate Change members save energy by carpooling. Email us to start or join a carpool.


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.


Environmental Leadership

Thursdays from Feb. 6 to March 27, 2014
The Legacy Leadership Institute for the Environment offers classes on Earth systems, sustainability and environmental stewardship. Info here.

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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