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EcoRight election report – Some green Republicans survived the blue wave

Who’s mainlining coffee today? We are. We are also weeping for EcoRight champion and climate change-doer-in-chief Rep. Carlos Curbelo, who lost his re-election last night. It’s not hyperbole to say Curbelo has done more over the last two years to elevate climate change as a GOP issue than any elected lawmaker. We will greatly miss his presence […]

November 8th

EcoRight News – Climate week in review from a green conservative perspective

And here we are, at the end of October. Do you have your candy and/or costume ready? Favorite scary movie? Here’s a song to get you in the spirit. In the meantime, don’t let climate hoaxers scare you. By Chelsea Henderson EcoRight News This week’s must read: Big Innovation. Spokesperson Chris Casey writes again, this time for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. […]

October 26th

Florida GOPers Curbelo and Rooney push urgency of climate action

Delegation mates Rep. Carlos Curbelo and Rep. Francis Rooney [both members of the Climate Solutions Caucus] separately gave interviews that shared an underlying theme: the need to address climate change, particularly in Florida, is urgent. By Chelsea Henderson EcoRight News “The more we can publicize the reality of sea level rise and the risk to a lot of places […]

October 18th

Opinion: We’re already paying a price on carbon

Friend of Peter Bryn poses the question: “When did so many conservatives lose faith in the free market?” in an op-ed published in the Washington Examiner. By Chelsea Henderson EcoRight News Peter Bryn @cclconservative in the @dcexaminer with an honest take on #climate policy and #conservative values. @citizensclimate @republicEn — Jim Tolbert (@JimTolbertNC) October 9, 2018 […]

October 10th

Some Republicans are pushing for carbon dividends (and GOP voters agree!)

Eighty-one percent of likely voters—including 65 percent of Republicans polled—think the government should take action on climate change, according to a survey commissioned by the Climate Leadership Council (CLC) and conducted by Hill+Knowlton Strategies. By Chelsea Henderson EcoRight News A majority of Americans support a carbon dividend plan, such as the one outlined by former Republican Secretaries of State George […]

September 11th

Sen Tillis of North Carolina coming around on climate change

Citing rising concerns from national security experts and uncertainty for business interests, North Carolina’s Sen. Thom Tillis said in a recent Spectrum News interview “there are a lot of reasons” to address climate change. “We have to come up with several strategies to recognize reality: the climate changes.” By Chelsea Henderson RepublicEn/EcoRight News Calling “both extremes wrong,” TIllis pointed […]

August 11th

Carbon Tax: Deep red Alaska is planning to put a price on carbon

Alaska’s draft climate change plan includes a recommendation the state implement a statewide carbon tax while also supporting a national tax on carbon. The draft plan is being prepared by Gov. Bill Walker’s Climate Action Leadership Team, and in the current iteration, the tax would be used to fund other adaptation, monitoring, and education efforts. By Chelsea Henderson RepublicEn According […]

August 5th

Bipartisan lawmakers ask Defense Secretary Mattis to keep climate change on the DOD agenda

More than 40 lawmakers sent a letter to Defense Secretary James Mattis asking him to keep intact mentions of climate change in Department of Defense reports and also to ensure that strategic defense plans acknowledge the effects of climate change on national security. By Chelsea Henderson EcoRight News/RepublicEn “While we appreciate the need to update reports when […]

July 30th

Carbon Tax: Curbelo’s Market Choice Act is the first GOP climate solutions bill in a decade

On Monday, for the first time in nearly ten years, GOP members introduced a climate solutions bill. Amid a rising sense of climate urgency and increasingly partisan rancor, Rep. Carlos Curbelo stepped forward to offer the MARKET CHOICE Act (H.R. 6463), a bill which “captures the political energy of the moment by not only seeking to drastically reduce […]

July 24th

RepublicEN: Kavanaugh says climate change is real

Judge Brett Kavanaugh, nominated by President Donald Trump to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, wrote in 2013 that the need for climate action is “urgent and important at the national and international level.” By Chelsea Henderson RepublicEn Since 2006, Kavanaugh has served on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, the federal appellate court that hears most […]

July 14th