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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. 

Mon June 26, 12-2,  Cove Point Fracked Gas Export Facility -Emergency Rally for a Safety Study at Lawyers Mall, Annapolis, MD. Industry standards call for a "hazard zone" of 2.2 miles around these facilities, but Dominion's facility is directly across the street from homes. There are more than 2,400 families and 2 elementary schools located in the hazard zone. No other facility like this has been built in a residential community anywhere in the world!  Facilities elsewhere have had explosions.  We know that public pressure works. The Governor campaigned on support for fracking and just a few years later banned it. This is a time to escalate our pressure.  Join the rally!  Facebook event here. Info here.
Also - Call Gov Hogan's office at 410 974 3901 and tell them that he must order a safety study (formally called a Quantitative Risk Assessment or QRA) for the facility at Cove Point. And Tweet at the Governor. His handle is @LarryHogan.  Sample tweet:  Gas explodes @LarryHogan. Why are you putting 1000s of people's lives at risk Cove Point needs a safety study! It is NOT a sacrifice zone.

Mon June 26, 6 pm  Statewide Call to Stop the Potomac Pipeline. 202-800-9984; access code 408475.  Facebook Event hereHosted by Upper Potomac Riverkeeper, Food & Water Watch, CCAN and 3 others.  Washington Post article here.

Monday June 26 at 8:30 (and Wed July 5, Mon July 10)  Exploring Climate Strategies Webinars: Climate Insurgency, a series of 3 webinars.  They are linked to an book for optional book discussions:  "Against Doom: A Climate Insurgency Manual" by the author and Labor Network for Sustainability co-founder, Jeremy Brecher.  Facebook event info here.  Sign up for webinar links here.

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

Thurs June 29, 10 AM Maryland Dept of the Environment (MDE) Natural Gas Compressor Stations Stakeholder Meeting.  At MDE,  lst Floor Conference Rm, 1800 Washigton Bldv, Baltimore MD. If  you plan to participate in-person, please RSVP at joshua.shodeinde@maryland.gov.  Onllne Webinar Register here:    https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2824497321148862211    Call   +1 (213) 929-4232   Access Code: 838-068-398  Flyer here.
 
Link to archive of past events from this page here.
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