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DC passes strong clean energy bill – including a price on carbon

After a multi-year, grassroots-led campaign, today the Washington, D.C., City Council passed the strongest climate legislation anywhere in the country. The Clean Energy D.C. Act of 2018 is a concrete, binding, and specific law that will reduce the city’s emissions 44% by 2032. By Jamie DeMarco Citizens’ Climate Lobby The new law will put a small price […]

December 19th

CCL: Yellow Vest protesters have it right on carbon taxes – give the money back to the people!

Public resistance to fossil fuel price hikes, like that seen recently in France, can be overcome by returning revenue to households, Citizens’ Climate Lobby said Wednesday at the U.N. climate change conference in Katowice, Poland. “People worry about worsening climate impact costs, but they are also genuinely concerned about the economic impact carbon pricing will have […]

December 12th

How does the new carbon pricing bill, the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act, stack up?

Upon the introduction of the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act, legislation authored by Representative Deutch and others (herein referred to simply as the Energy Innovation Act), Dr. Noah Kaufman of Columbia University’s Center for Global Energy Policy (CGEP) published an analysis comparing it to other carbon fee plans that have been proposed recently. By Jerry Hinkle […]

December 10th

What does the Bible say about climate change?

In this episode of Citizens’ Climate Radio, three American Evangelicals consider faith, theology, and global warming. Kyle Meyaard Schaap and Corina Newsome from Young Evangelicals for Climate Action (YECA), along with Rev. Josh Gibson, pastor of Emmanuel Bible Fellowship Church in Pennsylvania, chat with podcast host Peterson Toscano about the Bible, stewardship, loving our neighbor, heaven, and earth. Discover how these […]

November 25th

How climate change is fueling California’s record-busting wildfires

Climate change is impacting us now. It’s making extreme weather like droughts, floods, heat waves, and wildfires worse. It’s important to be able to communicate the science to people to help them understand that climate change needs to be a much higher priority. The scientific evidence connecting climate change to California’s horrific wildfires presents one such opportunity (see […]

November 24th

With Democrats controlling the House, a bipartisan climate solution is possible

Mark Reynolds’ op-ed in The Hill, published the morning after the 2018 midterm elections, lays out a positive vision for bipartisan climate action in the newly Democratic House. You can also read post-election statements from Mark and Danny Richter, CCL’s VP of Government Affairs, here.   By Mark Reynolds Executive Director of Citizens’ Climate Lobby As the […]

November 13th

Former GOP Congressman Dave Jolly says a Democratic House would empower GOP climate hawks

“#CallYourCongressman,” read former Rep. David Jolly’s (R-FL) shirt when he joined Citizens’ Climate Lobby’s October 2018 national call. Jolly’s shirt captured his political philosophy of engagement and bipartisanship that we saw when he was one of the first members of Congress to join the Climate Solutions Caucus and to sign the Republican Climate Resolution. Mark Reynolds, CCL’s Executive […]

How to raise climate change awareness in Mississippi? CCL is on the job…

In some parts of the country, like Massachusetts and California, CCL’s climate advocacy has been warmly embraced, with chapters quickly popping up and growing easily. As you might imagine, that hasn’t always been the case in the South. But when has a challenge ever stopped a CCLer? Sure enough, Mississippi State Coordinator Dominika Parry has been […]

Climate Solutions Caucus: GOP’s Rooney emerges as climate change leader

The latest Republican to join the bipartisan Climate Solutions Caucus can hardly be accused of greenwashing to keep his seat in Congress. Despite the anticipated blue wave that finds many GOP incumbents fighting for their political lives, Rep. Francis Rooney’s district — Florida’s 19th — is considered safe, one that he carried with 66 percent of the […]

Senators Nelson and Rubio host red tide briefing with CCL, Ocean Conservancy

On September 27th, Citizens’ Climate Lobby and Ocean Conservancy hosted a Capitol Hill briefing on the Florida red tide crisis, a phenomenon exacerbated by human influence that is devastating Floridian coasts and economies. The briefing was sponsored by Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL) and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) in a bipartisan effort to show how this […]