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Price on Carbon: Adding winemakers to the climate conversation

The Finger Lakes region of upstate New York is known for producing excellent cool-climate wines. The majority of the region’s 140 wineries are located in New York’s conservative 23rd congressional district, where they hold real influence. “Vineyards line the three lakes in Republican Congressman Tom Reed’s district and contribute greatly to the economy there,” says […]

Carbon Fee and Dividend: The free market needs help in dealing with climate change

When USA Today recently editorialized in favor of a national carbon fee and dividend to “prevent further catastrophic changes in the world’s climate,” a dissenting op-ed column by the chair of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works declared, “Free-market innovation—not government regulation or taxation—is the best way to reduce carbon dioxide emissions.” By Jonathan Marshall CCL Economics […]

Bipartisan Senate Climate Solutions Caucus grows to 12 members

The bipartisan Senate Climate Solutions Caucus founded by Sen. Mike Braun (R-IN) and Sen. Chris Coons (D-DE) has added four new members, an indication of the growing desire for cross-party collaboration to address climate change. The new members are Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL), Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Susan Collins (R-ME), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI). By Steve Valk Citizens’ […]

February 13th

Conservative-only climate event pushes congressional Republicans for carbon price

This week, conservative voters from across America are in D.C. to build Republican support for a carbon price. Known as Conservative Climate Lobby Day, this first-of-its-kind event is hosted by Citizens’ Climate Lobby. More than 90 conservatives are attending from 30 states, including Arkansas, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, and Wyoming. By Citizens’ Climate […]

Davos World Economic Forum: Climate change poses HUGE risks to the economy

Whatever you think of billionaires, it’s almost always better to have them on your side rather than as foes. That’s why news from one of the world’s glitziest gatherings of the high and mighty, the World Economic Forum at Davos, bodes well for climate activists. Prior to meeting this week, the WEF published its celebrated annual […]

Former congressman Carlos Curbelo weighs in on climate progress

“You can always count on me!” is how former Florida Representative Carlos Curbelo signed off of Citizens’ Climate Lobby’s national call this month.  While in office, Curbelo worked closely with CCL as the Republican co-chair of the Climate Solutions Caucus. Today, between “enjoying the private life a bit” and serving as a fellow at Columbia’s Center on […]

Which 2020 candidates support carbon prici

    In past years, presidential campaigns have rarely mentioned global warming, let alone offered major policy proposals. 2020 will be different for many reasons. By Bob Taylor Dire reports from the world’s scientific community make it clear that we must act now. Extreme weather has increased markedly in recent years, from wildfires to hurricanes, and has […]