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EPA hearing, anti-coal campaign, and other Maryland green events

Coal is the dirtiest of the fossil fuels.
Coal is the dirtiest of the fossil fuels.
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The Chesapeake Climate Action Network (CCAN) is holding the Maryland Fracking Lobby Night on Feb 3 at the Lowe House Office Building Room 406 in Annapolis. The hours are 6 - 8 p.m. Attendees will rally to persuade legislators to ban fracking. To learn more, contact Megan Jenny at

The Maryland Association for Environmental and Outdoor Education (MAEOE) is having its annual conference from Feb 6 to Feb 9 at the Princess Royale in Ocean City, MD. There will be lectures and field trips. Topics will include the Green School Program, using technology to teach classes, plants and wildlife in the classroom, and climate change. Registration is required. For more information, e-mail or call (443) 824-1953.

The EPA is holding a hearing on carbon pollution standards on Feb 6 at 1201 Constitution Avenue NW in Washington, DC. The hours are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. The hearing concerns a new rule that would set carbon pollution standards for new sources of carbon pollution-- which would make it very hard to open a new coal plant given that coal is the dirtiest fossil fuel there is. To learn more, e-mail

Baltimore Green Drinks will be meeting at Liam Flynn's Ale House on Feb 7. The hours are 6 - 8 p.m. Baltimore Green Drinks will welcome a new group, Baltimore Ecowomen. To learn more, e-mail

The DC chapter of the Sierra Club is holding meetings to plan their ban coal campaign on Feb 7 and Feb 8 at the Sierra Club's national headquarters in Washington, D.C. The Friday hours are 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and the Saturday hours are 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The former Club President Robin Mann will be one of the speakers, and she will describe the group's methodology. Refreshments will be served on Friday and lunch will be served on Saturday. To learn more, contact Lena Moffitt at (202) 675-2396 or