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Stop the Bomb Trains
  Rally and Public Hearing
Wednesday, July 8, 5:30 p.m.
City Hall, Baltimore 
Wear RED
Head to Baltimore for a "No Bomb Trains in Baltimore" rally at 5:30 p.m. followed by a City Council public hearing at 6 p.m. about the risks oil-by-rail poses for the city and region. This rally, organized by CCAN, is part of a nationwide week of action to commemorate the oil train catastrophe in Quebec two years ago. The Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) has so far blocked a Targa Resources' permit to transport heavy crude by rail through Baltimore, but the agency asked for more information. Action week info here and Baltimore details here. A letter to the editor about MDE's decision is here. Del. Clarence Lam of Columbia writes about oil train dangers in a letter to the editor here.  
Town Hall on Sea Level Rise Annapolis
Thursday, July 9, 7 p.m
Annapolis Marriott Waterfront 
For Annapolis residents and those who do business in or visit Annapolis and care about its future.
Take an online survey about places that matter most to you in Annapolis. Flier here.
Hearings on Maryland's Climate Action Plan
July and August
The Maryland Department of the Environment and the Maryland Commission on Climate Change will host public meetings to present Maryland’s progress on the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Act plan, Maryland’s roadmap for mitigating climate change and carbon pollution. 
Doors open at 6 p.m. and advocacy groups will have booths. Program is from 6:30 to 8 p.m. (6:15 in Baltimore).
  • Tuesday, July 14, Baltimore, Patterson Park Branch of Enoch Pratt Free Library, 158 N. Linwood Ave.
  • Thursday, July 16, Wye Mills, Chesapeake Community College.
  • Tuesday, July 28, Frostburg, UMCES Appalachian Laboratory, 301 Midlothian Road – IVN room
  • Tuesday, Aug. 4, All Saints Episcopal Parish Hall,Oakley Road, Avenue.
  • Thursday, Aug. 6, Prince George's County Department of Environment Resources,1801 McCormick Dr., Largo.

***Conference calls - Preparation for MD
    Climate Commission Hearings:

Wednesday, July 22nd 7-8 p.m.
Conference - 800-791-2345, Code-76963#

Overview of hearing significance, what to expect and sample talking points to use to develop your comments 


The  TPP could come before Congress as early as this fall. That gives us only a few months to build the resistance necessary to stop it. To learn more about the threat from the TPP and two other trade agreements, follow updates on Flush the TPP's website. Organizing and action resources are at this tool page.Join biweekly national TPP resistance calls to help stop this global corporate coup.The next call is July 8 at 9 p.m.  


New Discussion Circle
Starting this Fall

Change Is Our Choice:
Creating Climate Solutions

Wednesdays Evenings starting Sept 2 at Olivers Carriage House, Columbia
For more information and to sign up, contact
HoCo Climate Change    Circle Committee

Steering Committee
Monday, July 27
7 p.m.
at Betsy’s house. 
Email Betsy or call
if you plan to attend.

Circle Committee
Friday, August 7
10 a.m
at Florence's house.
Email Circle Committee
if you plan to attend.

Advocacy Team
Monday, August 10
7 p.m.
at Betsy’s house. 
Email Betsy or call
if you plan to attend.
Tell the Bureau of Land Management not to frack on our public lands. Comments due Aug. 23

Tell the DC Public Service Commission to reject the Exelon-Pepco merger

Call 1-888-407-1644 to tell President Obama to say #ShellNo to Shell's Arctic drilling plan. Sign petition 
ClimateHoward blog
by Elisabeth Hoffman 

~cove point defenders 
~fracking snakeoil
~the fracking rebellion

DC Events

18th Annual Congressional 
Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency
Technology EXPO and Policy Forum
Thursday, July 9,  9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.  
Cannon House Office Building, Washington D.C. 
Exhibits in Cannon Caucus Room (Cannon 345), Policy Forum in Cannon Room 340. Free and open to the public. Info and agenda:
Open House on Moral March for Climate Justice
Monday, July 13,  6 - 8 p.m. 
Martin Luther King Jr. Public Library, Room A-9
901 G St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001

 Stop by for information sessions and discussions starting every half-hour about the  Moral March for Climate Justice and events from Sept. 20 – 24 surrounding the pope's D.C visit and speech to Congress. Details here.

Save the Date

Moral March for Climate Justice

Thursday, Sept. 24 
Washington, DC

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