Chesapeake Climate Action Network

The Chesapeake Climate Action Network (CCAN) is the first grassroots, nonprofit organization dedicated exclusively to fighting global warming in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. Our mission is to build and mobilize a powerful grassroots movement in this unique region that surrounds our nation’s capital to call for state, national and international policies that will put us on a path to climate stability. - See more at: http://www.chesapeakeclimate.org/index.php?option=com_k2&view=itemlist&layout=category&task=category&id=7&Itemid=11#sthash.9cgEG60o.dpuf

Releases by this organization

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Friday, September 16, 2016
Community and Conservation Groups Condemn FERC’s Review of Proposed Mountain Valley Pipeline
Federal regulators today released a draft environmental review for the proposed fracked-gas Mountain Valley Pipeline that public interest advocates say fails to adequately assess the public need for the project and the widespread threats to private property, public lands, local communities, water...
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Tuesday, June 28, 2016
D.C. Council Unanimously Approves Region-Leading 50% Renewable Energy Target
he nation’s capital took another step toward nation-leading climate action today, as the District of Columbia Council unanimously approved legislation ( B21-650 ) to expand D.C.’s renewable energy target to 50 percent by 2032. “Today’s vote is a major step toward growing the District’s clean energy...
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Monday, June 06, 2016
CCAN Applauds D.C. for Divesting its $6.4 Billion Pension Fund from Fossil Fuels
Today, D.C. Councilmember Charles Allen joined environmental and philanthropic leaders to announce that the District of Columbia Retirement Board (DCRB) has divested its $6.4 billion fund from all direct investments in 200 of the world’s most polluting fossil fuel companies. On Tuesday, June 7th ,...
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Tuesday, April 19, 2016
D.C. Circuit Court Hears Environmental Challenge to Feds’ Approval of Cove Point Gas Export Facility in Maryland
Environmental groups faced off with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) before the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals today, arguing that the agency illegally overlooked significant pollution and human safety risks in approving a massive liquefied natural gas (LNG) export terminal along the...
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Thursday, April 14, 2016
Environmental, Health, and Faith Leaders Call on Clinton Foundation to Return ExxonMobil Money
On the heels of mounting investigations into whether ExxonMobil deceived the public and investors over climate change, activists gathered today at the National Press Club to release a letter—signed by celebrities and public interest groups—urging the Clinton Foundation to return more than one...
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Thursday, August 20, 2015
New Study Deepens Case that Gas Exports at Cove Point Will Be Worse for the Climate than Coal
According to a new study released this week as part of an ongoing research effort by the Environmental Defense Fund, natural gas “gathering” facilities for piping and processing natural gas in the United States leak about 100 billion cubic feet of gas per year — a figure that is eight times larger...
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Tuesday, August 12, 2014
The AMP Creeks Council Wins Cove Point LNG Terminal Court Case Against Calvert County
Calvert County Circuit Court Judge James Salmon handed down a decision that has significant implications for the proposed Cove Point LNG export terminal. Judge Salmon found a Calvert County law, passed specifically to clear the way for Dominion Cove Point’s export project, to be in violation of the...
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Monday, July 14, 2014
24 People Arrested Blocking Entrances to FERC to Protest Proposed Fracked Gas Export Facility
Residents impacted by shale gas infrastructure and their supporters blocked the entrances to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) headquarters today in protest of the proposed Cove Point liquefied natural gas (LNG) export facility and others proposed around the country.
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Sunday, July 13, 2014
Activists March on Obama Energy Commission to Demand a Halt to Fracked Gas Exports
Anti-fracking and climate activists from across the Mid-Atlantic region and beyond joined a first-ever “people’s march” on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) this afternoon to protest the gas industry’s push to export liquefied natural gas (LNG) from U.S. coastlines. With a key decision nearing on the Cove Point export terminal proposed in Lusby, Md., just 50 miles south of the White House, protesters are calling on President Obama and FERC to halt approval of all LNG export projects and instead promote true clean energy solutions.
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Monday, June 23, 2014
Activists Launch Picket at Federal Energy Commission, Demanding Halt to Rubber-Stamping of Fracked Gas Exports
Marching and chanting with signs like “Gas exports: Worse than Coal” and “FERC: My safety matters,” dozens of protesters launched a week-long picket outside the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s headquarters in Washington, D.C. today to challenge the agency’s handling of controversial liquefied natural gas (LNG) export proposals.
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