Chesapeake Climate Action Network — Maryland, Virginia & DC

by Duane Nichols on April 29, 2015


From Mike Tidwell, Director, CCAN — Climate Action News, April, 2015

March for Calvert County, MD to be Dominion-Free on May 30th!

Join Calvert Citizens for a Healthy Community and climate activists across the region for a peaceful rally, march and community picnic. We’ll reclaim the area surrounding Dominion’s Cove Point construction site as “for the people.” Stand with residents of Lusby, Calvert County and Southern Maryland to show that the people still reject Dominion’s dangerous fracked gas export project. We need your voice, your presence and your energy on May 30th!

STUDENTS — VA Students Lead the Way to a Fossil-Free Future

The Virginia Student Environmental Coalition has had an inspiring semester of action, growth, and new possibilities. Check out everything they’ve done this spring — from flexing their political muscles in Richmond, to organizing the state’s biggest-ever student climate summit, to holding a 21-day sit-in at the University of Mary Washington (pictured to the right) demanding the school divest from fossil fuels. And, they’re ending on a bang with the Atlantic Coast Pipeline Resistance Ride in May! Read the full update here.

MARYLAND — By the Numbers: Your impact in Annapolis

The 2015 General Assembly session concluded with a big, people-powered victory: Passage of legislation prohibiting fracking for natural gas in Maryland through at least October 1, 2017. From fighting fracking to pushing for wind and solar solutions, your voices had a huge impact this year in Annapolis. Here are just a few highlights:

5,351 total emails to state delegates and senators ahead of key votes on the fracking moratorium bill.
1,510 messages — and counting — urging Gov. Hogan to sign the fracking moratorium into law.
312 phone calls and 68 lobby visits urging state lawmakers to expand Maryland’s clean electricity standard.

VIRGINIA — Pipeline Fight Heats Up: Submit your #NoACP comment to FERC!

The federal review process has now officially kicked off for both the Atlantic Coast Pipeline and the Mountain Valley Pipeline — proposed to carry dirty and dangerous fracked gas across Virginia’s beautiful countryside. The opposition is only growing, and here’s how you can add your voice: 1) Click here to demand a full and fair federal review of Dominion’s Atlantic Coast Pipeline before tomorrow’s April 28th deadline. 2) Speak out at one of two upcoming federal hearings in Virginia on the Mountain Valley Pipeline.

Join Us For a Great Party. Celebrate a Growing Movement

On May 27th, join us in Norfolk for an evening reception to celebrate the growing movement to protect our coast from rising seas, and honor the elected officials and climate champions galvanizing action for solutions. Meet other passionate climate activists, hear a keynote address from Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam, and enjoy delicious hors d’oeuvres, local wine and beer in a beautiful downtown Norfolk setting! Click here to see the honorees and get your tickets: $25 regular admission and $10 for students.

Check Out and Pass It On

On Earth Day — when we’re always on high alert for “greenwashing” from Dominion Virginia Power — we launched a new interactive website to expose the truth:

Explore Dominion’s dirty energy secrets and spread the word!

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