Events‎ > ‎

MD-DC Area Events

      Email to join carpools from Columbia

Sat Oct 14 noon - Hands Across the Potomac, James Rumsey Bridge Sharpsburg, Maryland - Dramatic event emphasizing the need to protect the Potomac, the iconic C&O canal park, and water for the DC metro area from TransCanada's Eastern Panhandle Expansion Pipeline Project. Environmental advocates, Maryland legislators and concerned citizens will be hosting Hands Across the Potomac to call on Governor Hogan to reject a fracked gas pipeline being built underneath the Potomac River. West Virgina and Maryland residents will stand hand in hand in solidarity across the James Rumsey Bridge that connects Sharpsburg, Maryland and Shepherdstown, WV to show their opposition to the proposed pipeline. Facebook page here.
Please sign up here so we know how many we have - we estimate we need 250 people to span the bridge. MD Sierra Club event page here. Info here and here.

Thurs Oct 19, 7-9 pm  Solar Development, Generating Guidelines for Appropriate LocationsClimate Change Speakers Series with Al Bartlett, M.D., and Lynn Davidson from the Sierra Club Maryland Chapter. At the Annapolis Friends Meeting House, 351 Dubois Rd, Annapolis, MD. Info here and here.

Thurs,  Oct 19, 6pm - Cove Point Hearing Part 2: Dominion wants more pollutants.  Dominion is trying to weasel out of two conditions it agreed to in order to get a permit (CPCN) from the Maryland Public Service Commission (PSC) for the power plant it has built solely to power the Dominion Energy Cove Point fracked gas export terminal. This would result in far more pollution being pumped into the air at Cove Point. The Oct 2 hearing ended before all who signed up had a chance to speak.  Whether or not you were at that hearing, you can sign up to speak at the second go-round.
Location: Mill Creek Middle School, 12200 Southern Connector Blvd., Lusby, MD.  If you cannot attend, submit written comments - info here: Submit online here.
Sat Oct 21, 2-5 pm Environmental Response Action Response Town Hall Location: The Key School (Activity Building) 534 Hillsmere Drive Annapolis, MD . Special Guest, Secretary Ben Grumbles; Keynote Speakers: Senator Ben Cardin, Brian Frosh, Seema Kakade, Univ of MD Carey Law School. Featuring Three Panels, Bi-Partisan State Legislators, Professional Advocates, Frontline Communitu Activists including the Md Environmental Health Network and We Are Cove Point Info and sign up   Flyer here.   Facebook page here.

Tues Oct 24, 7 pm Charles County/Accokeek Compressor Station Special Exception Hearing Part 3 - This is the continuation of a zoning hearing for a compressor station for gas going to Cove Point. Dominion needs a zoning Special Exception to proceed with their plan to  build a dangerous fracked gas compressor.  The public can submit written comments but it turnout at the hearing makes a big difference.  Location, Charles County Government, 200 Baltimore St, La Plata, MD Info:,,

Fri Oct 26 8-4:30 Changing Climate, Changing Health, Annual Conference of the MD Public Health Association in College Park MD. Info here. Registration here. Consider attending if you are a Maryland public health student or professional.

Thurs, Oct 26, 6:15-9 pm. - Cafe Scientifique, Featuring William Sweet -- Oceanographer, NOAA's Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services (CO-OPS), Planning, Monitoring and Analysis Branch -- speaking about sea level rise, tidal flooding and future exposure along America's coasts. Location: 49 West Coffeehouse, Winebar & Gallery 49 West St, Annapolis, Maryland. Space is limited. Please call 49 West (410-626-9796) to reserve your seat and if you reserve but cannot come, please call and release your seat.

Mon. Nov 13  9-5pm,  The Straight Scoop on Shale Drilling, 2017 Shale and Public Health Conference, University of Pittsburgh University Club, 123 University Place,Pittsburgh, PA 15260 Sponsored by the League of Women Voters of PA

Nov 17-20, People vs. Oil & Gas Infrastructure Summit, Pittsburgh, PA The  largest gathering to date of groups fighting new fossil fuel infrastructure. Whether you’re fighting a pipeline, refinery expansion, oil train facility, LNG plant or fracking wells this summit is for you! Our focus will be coordination and communication to strengthen, reinforce and support each other to face, fight and defeat new oil and gas infrastructure.

Host committee : Earthworks,, Stop The Frack Attack, Movement Strategy Center, Bold Alliance, Delaware Riverkeeper Network, Oil Change International, Waterkeeper Alliance, The Center for Coalfield Justice, The Center for Biological Diversity,, Sierra Club, Fractracker, Marcellus Butler Outreach, Pennsylvania Alliance for Clean Water and Air, Rising Tide North America, Native Organizing Alliance, and Camp White Pine.  Description and to sign up to get info here. Save the date. Description and sign up to get info here.