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DC Public Service Commission Delays Decision on Project Pipes, Climate Advocates Call for Cancellation

The DC PSC’s order to place Washington Gas’s $4.5-billion pipeline-replacement program temporarily on pause follows its ruling to protect consumers from the costs of pursuing unproven ‘renewable’ natural gas.   WASHINGTON, DC – The DC Public Service Commission (PSC) voted on Tuesday to put on hold a Washington Gas request for a $57 million extension of …

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Prominent Maine Organizations, Leaders Call on Senator King to Fix the National Grid

WASHINGTON, DC — Yesterday, 13 Maine-based organizations and two members of the Maine State Legislature delivered a letter demanding improved and expanded electric power transmission to Maine’s U.S. Senator Angus King. Senator King is an influential member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources committee, which has oversight over critical transmission infrastructure across the nation. Current …

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Climate and Justice Groups Rally to Oppose Washington Gas’s Pipeline Plans before DC Public Service Commission Meeting

Climate and Justice Groups Rally to Oppose Washington Gas’s Pipeline Plans before DC Public Service Commission Meeting Twenty-six groups deliver letter urging DC PSC to reject Project Pipes WASHINGTON, DC – Today, dozens of activists from 26 prominent climate justice and advocacy organizations rallied outside the DC Public Service Commission (PSC) and delivered a letter …

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Breaking: New report challenges Dominion energy plan

New Report: Dominion Energy Can Meet Electricity Demand in Virginia with Clean Energy Report contradicts Dominion’s proposed plan to build new fossil fuel plants and impose enormous economic and social risks on Virginians RICHMOND, VA – Energy analysts with the consulting firm Gabel Associates released a new report today detailing how Dominion Energy, Virginia’s largest …

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Leading Regional Climate Group Supports DC’s Innovative “Local News Funding Act”

CCAN Action Fund says local news is essential for a healthy democracy and this first-in-the-nation program would be a key step forward. Washington, DC—Today, prominent regional climate organization Chesapeake Climate Action Network (CCAN) Action Fund announced their full-throated support for the “Local News Funding Act.” This bill, recently introduced by DC Councilmembers Janeese Lewis George …

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Climate Candidates Tip the Balance of Power in Richmond

Election wins symbolize the end for Youngkin’s anti-climate agenda  RICHMOND, VA— Chesapeake Climate Action Network (CCAN) Action Fund endorsed five candidates for the Virginia legislature in four competitive House seats and one competitive Senate race. CCAN Action Fund’s endorsed candidate, Senator Aaron Rouse (D-Virginia Beach), was the 21st pick-up to secure a clean-energy majority in …

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Extinction Rebellion Shuts Down Washington Gas’s Project Pipes Construction Site

Extinction Rebellion Shuts Down Washington Gas’s Project Pipes Construction Site *** For Immediate Release:  October 26, 2023 *** Washington, DC – Today, Extinction Rebellion DC (XRDC) shut down a construction site for Project Pipes, Washington Gas’s $4.5 billion fossil fuel pipeline project that will lock DC into decades more of dangerous methane pollution, making it …

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CCAN Action Fund Endorses Angela Alsobrooks for Maryland US Senate

Leading Regional Climate Advocacy Group Endorses Angela Alsobrooks for Maryland US Senate CCAN Action Fund Sees Candidate as an Emerging Climate Champion    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 21, 2023 Takoma Park, MD — Today, Chesapeake Climate Action Network Action Fund (CCAN Action Fund) endorsed Angela Alsobrooks, County Executive for Prince George’s County and former State’s …

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DC Environmental Groups Release Video Attacking Washington Gas’s “Project Pipes” Ripoff Plan

New Two-Minute Video Exposes the Insanity of the Utility’s Plan to Dig Up the City’s Pipes at Cost of $27,000 per Household While Harming the Climate WASHINGTON, DC – Eight prominent DC environmental groups today released a powerful new video attacking Washington Gas’s plan to unnecessarily replace nearly all of the city’s gas pipes in coming decades …

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