Ariel Cassell

Indigenous Grandmothers Share Amazing Story of How They Fought Washington Gas’s Parent Company – and Won!

On Thursday, two indigenous grandmothers from the Mi’kmaq tribe in Canada will visit D.C. to share the amazing story of how they defeated Washington Gas’s controversial parent company AltaGas, which has been called “one of the worst fossil fuel companies in North America.

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D.C. Public Service Commission Unanimously Rejects Funding for Washington Gas’s Project Pipes 3

D.C. Public Service Commission Unanimously Rejects Funding for Washington Gas’s Project Pipes 3 CCAN Action Fund applauds PSC’s denial of $672 million for gas pipe replacement program that would raise rates, put public health at risk, and undercut climate goals The PSC’s decision means that, for now, ratepayers will NOT be on the hook for

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D.C. Public Service Commission Unanimously Rejects Funding for Washington Gas’s Project Pipes 3

D.C. Public Service Commission Unanimously Rejects Funding for Washington Gas’s Project PIPES On June 12, the D.C. Public Service Commission (PSC) officially REJECTED Washington Gas’s Project Pipes Phase 3 application. See more in this press release from Earthjustice. Statement from Naomi Cohen-Shields, D.C. Campaign Manager for CCAN Action Fund:  The PSC’s decision means that, for

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MD Lawmakers Put $195M in Federal Funds at Risk by Gutting Key Part of Landmark “Climate Solutions Now Act”

MD Lawmakers Put $195M in Federal Funds at Risk by Gutting Key Part of Landmark “Climate Solutions Now Act” With funeral music from a New Orleans-style brass band on Lawyers Mall, climate groups saw a new amendment could kill part of the Building Energy Performance Standards that are key to winning a major U.S. EPA

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D.C. Attorney General and Climate Advocates Urge PSC to Pause Costly Gas Pipeline Project

Last week, the D.C. Attorney General (DCAG) asked the D.C. Public Service Commission (PSC) to “reconsider and reverse” its February decision granting Washington Gas an additional $50 million for its costly methane gas pipeline replacement project known as Project Pipes.

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Joint Statement on Weakening of Maryland’s Building Energy Performance Standards

Joint Statement on Weakening of Maryland’s Building Energy Performance Standards We are appalled and angered that lawmakers are trying to roll back a key provision of the Climate Solutions Now Act, the Building Energy Performance Standard (BEPS) through an obscure and questionable process.   The budget agreement this year includes amendment language that would force MDE

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