Monday is the deadline to sign up for an emergency work group of Frederick city and county residents to help address the issue of climate change.

The city adopted a resolution in April making climate issues a community emergency, and setting up a Climate Emergency Mobilization Work Group together with the county, which has passed a similar resolution.

The city is looking for residents who represent Frederick and a variety of industries and other areas, such as energy, transportation, agriculture, planning, and public health.

Frederick Alderman Ben MacShane is working with county council members Jessica Fitzwater and Kai Hagen on the work group.

To apply, go to by Aug. 3.

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Ryan Marshall is the transportation and growth and development reporter for the News-Post. He can be reached at

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I would apply but my tin hat is out for repair !!


Out for repair? Was it rusted from standing out too long in acid rain? The first thing the group should do is recognize that climate change is n issue but that we don't need to go to zero net carbon emissions. The second thing they need to do is emphasize all the emissions coming from individuals and/or households and steps they can take to reduce their emissions without waiting for regulations.

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