Join the next Greenbelt Climate Action Network (GCAN) meeting on Wed, Jan 13, 7-9 pm. Zoom link is available at www.chears.org/gcan. (shortly) and below
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This month’s meeting will be divided into two parts.
Let’s start the year with good news—climate change action will be a top priority of the Biden administration. And solar power will be essential to move the US toward a zero-carbon future. Forward planning about where and how we create clean solar energy will be a topic of discussion during our first meeting of the new year.
Check out this Bay Journal article, “Where Solar Arrays Shouldn’t Go is as Critical as Where They Do Go”, to get started. It clarifies the issue among Maryland residents about where solar sites are desirable. Should arrays be built on farmland? https://tinyurl.com/GCANSolarWhere
You are encouraged to read the article, prior to the meeting.
The second part of our meeting will be devoted to our GCAN Priorities. Things are heating up on all fronts regarding our 5 top priorities:
Brandywine Power Plant and Pipeline
GCAN members met with state legislators to garner support for PG 410-21, the Stop Environmentally Unjust Coal and Gas Plants Act of 2021
Eastern Shore Pipeline
One branch of the pipeline was approved on Dec. 2 by the BPW (Bureau of Public Works). There is still another pipeline branch left.. What are our next steps?
Prince George’s County Climate Action Plan
Commission members are working with the Cadmus Group to develop a Climate Action Plan, and GCAN is working closely with Prince George’s Sierra Club to provide input.
495 Beltway Expansion
Maryland House Environment and Transportation (E & T) Chair Kumar Barve as well as Del Marc Korman and Jared Solomon are working on legislative reform to protect the public from empty promises for faster traffic at no-net cost to taxpayers.
GCAN members have joined the letter writing campaign to extend the comment period for the DEIS (Draft Environmental Impact Statement). Look for a survey being conducted by Citizens Against SCMaglev, and attend a Town Hall meeting to hear from the “experts” on the looming threats of SCMaglev. The Greenbelt City Council has hired an attorney to represent the City’s opposition to the Maglev.
GCAN members continue to actively engage in letter writing, attending strategy meetings, testifying at hearings, networking, using social media to advance the cause, and providing creative support to our partners, as needed.
Topic: GCAN January Meeting
Time: Jan 13, 2021 07:00 – 9:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
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Meeting ID: 840 8901 5673