Author: Chelsea Henderson

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EcoRight News: Bi-partisan group of heavy-hitters meet to work on climate change

Two former GOP governors, John Kasich from Ohio and Arnold Schwarzenegger from California—who together with former U.S. Senator and Secretary of State John Kerry co-founded World War Zero, a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization intended to bring people of diverse backgrounds together to fight climate change—convened a town hall meeting at Otterbein University in Ohio on Sunday. By Chelsea Henderson EcoRight News/ RepublicEN “Do we […]

March 12th

Senator Mitt Romney lists climate change among top three global problems

Utah Senator Mitt Romney, a leading EcoRight climate voice in the U.S. Senate, called climate change one of his three greatest fears to “standing applause from the crowd.” (FTR the other two are the national debt and China.) By Chelsea Henderson EcoRight News/ RepublicEN Romney said: “People say to me, ‘Are you sure that we’re causing (climate change)?’ And […]

March 3rd

EcoRight climate change week in review for February 21

As you read this, I’m touring a college campus with my first born, who is 100 percent going to leave me in the fall. Hold on, I have something in my eye…😭 ☄Utah College Republicans, activate: Representatives from the College Republican clubs at Brigham Young University, Utah State University, Weber State, Southern Utah University and […]

February 21st

House GOP rolls out carbon capture bills

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, flanked by Rep. Garret Graves and other clean energy allies, rolled out the first tranche of GOP climate bills, intended at carbon capture, one of the tools for managing emissions. “They’re positive, they fit in a conservative mantle,” House Energy and Commerce Ranking Member Greg Walden said of the bills, which include incentives for tree […]

February 18th

EcoRight News: Senators bridge partisan divide to work on climate

We love seeing our spokespeople published so three cheers for Tyler Gillette and his Letter to the Editor (LTE) that ran today in the Columbus Dispatch thanking Senator Rob Portman for joining the Senate Climate Solutions Caucus. By Chelsea Henderson EcoRight News/ RepublicEN In Senators bridge partisan divide to work on climate Tyler writes: While he’s been known for championing means to enhance […]

February 11th

EcoRight news: Florida’s chief science officer calls for emissions reduction

Florida’s first ever Chief Science Officer, Thomas Frazer, a University of Florida professor with a Ph.D. in biological sciences, spoke about the need to reduce carbon emissions as well as to address Florida’s pressing water quality issues. By Chelsea Henderson EcoRight News/ RepublicEN “Hey, climate change is real, and humans are responsible for it, and ultimately we’re […]

February 5th

WY governor calls climate change “most important issue on earth”

At the Wyoming Press Association’s annual winter convention, Gov. Mark Gordon called climate change the “single-most important issue on earth” and noted that “it’s critical for us and it’s critical for our world that we address” it. By Chelsea Henderson EcoRight News/ RepublicEN It wasn’t the first time Gordon has touted the role the Cowboy State can play in […]

January 29th

Schwarzenegger: Green New Deal is “marketing tool”

In an interview with The Atlantic, outspoken Terminator and former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger dismissed the Green New Deal as a “marketing tool” and “bogus,” noting that “to me, the only thing that really matters is: How do we move forward with our goals? And this means that we stop increasing the amount of greenhouse gases and pollution that […]

January 22nd

EcoRight News: House GOP close to agreeing on framework for climate change action

The Republican caucus has been meeting and talking about a climate change plan since late last year, and now there seems to be a framework for action. According to Amy Harder at Axios, “trees, plastics and favorable tax policy are at the core of House Republicans’ new push on climate change — an effort to reassure voters they care […]

January 21st

EcoRight news of the week

This week’s must read: I found the Atlantic article This Is Your Life on Climate Change a compelling read (except for getting my head around someone being born in 1980 turning 40 this year). I found it hard to extract a quote, so check it out for yourself. I even read it out loud to my kids […]

January 17th