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May 22 & 23, 1-4 pm  FERC Lobby Days in DC by Opponents of Fracked Gas Pipelines. Sign up here to visit Senators in the US Congress to influence upcoming hearings on new nominees to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and on the need to reform FERC and prevent its abuse of power. Of major concern is FERC's history of rubber stamping fracked gas pipeline expansion. RSVPs requested by May 15 if possible to plan for the visits to Senators and to schedule webinar trainings on the visits. Email to carpool from Columbia on May 23.

Tues/Wed May 23-24, 2017 Choose Clean Water Coalition Annual Conference in Charlottesville, VA

Sat, June 3,  3pm  Town Hall - Saving Maryland's Climate from Radical EPA (and other Federal) Cutbacks at Owen Brown Interfaith CenterMD Attorney General Brian Frosh opens and a panel  with a  former EPA lawyer, a Chesapeake Bay Foundation lawyer, Sen. Guzzone,  and others. Come and learn what Marylanders can do to protect Maryland’s environment, from Trump's anti-environment, anti-science, radical agenda. Free sign up here.
Facebook page here.   See Washington Post article 5-23-17 "The Energy 202: Trump doesn't budge on EPA budget"

Thurs, June 8, 7 pm -    Climate Steward David Goodrich talks about his new book, "A Hole in the Wind: A Climate Scientist's Bicycle Journey Across the United Statesat the Annapolis Bookstore, 53 Maryland Avenue. About the book, Amazon says it is "An epic bicycle journey across the American hinterland that explores the challenges of climate change alongside a diverse array of American voices."  Information about the June 8 event is at

Sat June 10  1-4 pm  - Community of Community 2nd forum on Maryland Gas Infrastructure (postponed  from May 6)   Location: Beloved Community Church, 17500 Indian Head Hwy, Accokeek MD.  How do we limit/stop development of fracked gas infrastructure in Maryland:   Cove Point, pipelines, compressor stations, gas plants, Accident MD gas storage etc.  Facebook event page here. Free sign up here.

Sun June 11, 1-10 pm Take Me to the River - Fracking Ban Victory Extravaganza in Western MD  Friendsville Community Park, 954 Community Dr, Friendsville, MD 21531   Time to celebrate! The Fracking Ban in Maryland has come to pass! Lots of great music, fabulous food vendors, huge picnic space, fun games and activities for kids AND adults. Eat, greet, meet and dance, dance, dance!  

Thu, June 15, 7pm - 9pm Panel Discussion on "Climate Change Policy - Advocating from a Faith Perspective" at the Annapolis Friends Meetinghouse, 351 Dubois Rd, Annapolis, MD 21401.  Speakers series cosponsored by Climate Stewards of Greater Annapolis, Maryland Climate Coalition and Greater Annapolis Interfaith Network.  Panelists: Emily Wirzba, Legislative Representative, Friends Committee on National Legislation; Jose Aguto, Associate Director, Catholic Climate Covenant; Joelle Novey, Director, Interfaith Power & Light (MD.DC.NoVA).  Free, all are welcome.

Fri, June 23, 7pm - 9pm Movie From the Ashes at the Annapolis Friends Meetinghouse, 351 Dubois Rd, Annapolis, MD 21401.  Join the Climate Stewards of Greater Annapolis to watch and discuss an advance screening of From the Ashes, a groundbreaking new documentary produced by RadicalMedia in partnership with Bloomberg Philanthropies. Presented by National Geographic, the film captures Americans in communities across the country as they wrestle with the legacy of the coal industry, and what its future should be under the Trump administration. From Appalachia to the West’s Powder River Basin, the film goes beyond the rhetoric of the “war on coal” to present compelling and often-heartbreaking stories about what is at stake for our economy, health and climate. The film invites audiences to learn more about an industry on the edge and what it means for their lives.  Free, all are welcome. Light refreshments served. 

Wed, June 28,  7 pm  Howard County Climate Action Advocacy Meeting in Columbia MD.  RSVP at
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