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2020 Journalists’ Guide to Energy & Environment

From Australia to the Arctic to your neighborhood, environment and energy news is already heating up as 2020 kicks off — and the election promises to add fuel to the fire. On January 24, attendees got a head start on the year's top stories at SEJ's 8th annual "Journalists' Guide to Energy & Environment" at the National Geographic Society's auditorium in Washington, DC. Watch the video recording here.

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January 24, 2020

2020 Journalists’ Guide to Energy & Environment

From Australia to the Arctic to your neighborhood, environment and energy news is already heating up as 2020 kicks off — and the election promises to add fuel to the fire. Get a head start on the year's top stories at SEJ's 8th annual "Journalists' Guide to Energy & Environment," 3:00-5:00 p.m. ET at the National Geographic Society's Grosvenor Auditorium in Washington, DC. The event will be livestreamed. NEW! Ban Ki-moon, former Secretary-General of the United Nations and Deputy Chair of The Elders, will join this event for an interview with Jeff Burnside.

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EPA Official Stirs Fear Over Future Of Chesapeake Bay Cleanup Efforts

"Environmentalists and politicians worry Chesapeake Bay cleanup efforts could be weakened, if not doomed, days after the federal official overseeing that work called an agreement to reduce water pollution an “aspirational” goal and not rules to be enforced."

Source: Baltimore Sun, 01/07/2020

"Paper: Old Turf Fields Raise Environmental, Health Concerns"

"The hulking wall of rubber was first discovered by a borough maintenance crew. About 6,000 rolled pieces were neatly stacked about 10 feet high, covering more than an acre of private land, according to the mayor of Cleona, Pennsylvania."

Source: York Daily Record, 12/02/2019

Appalachia’s Strip-Mined Mountains Face Growing Climate Risk: Flooding

"Pigeon Creek flows through a narrow mountain hollow along a string of coal mining communities, its water trickling under the reds and yellows of the changing fall foliage. The tranquil scene belies the devastation the creek delivered one night a decade ago as heavy rain fell on soggy soil and thousands of acres of nearby strip mines."

Source: InsideClimate News, 11/22/2019

Baltimore City Council Pushes For Action On Sewage Backups

"Craig Bettenhausen is terrified every time it rains. After a storm, the junior warden knows what might await him at North Baltimore’s Church of the Guardian Angel: a putrid stench and gray-brown bubbling waste coating the basement floors."

Source: Baltimore Sun, 11/14/2019

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