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Market-based climate solutions: CCL tours Kentucky

Now, you might be thinking, “Wait, you were trying to promote climate solutions in Kentucky? How was that?” It was phenomenal. By Flannery Winchester Citizens Climate Lobby   In the proud tradition of CCL’s “Energy Freedom Tours,” like the ones across Texas and Georgia, CCL’s Southeast Director Don Addu hit the road in Kentucky last week. From July 10 to […]

July 22nd

War on Science: Trump picks non-scientist talk radio climate denier as top USDA scientist

Sonny Perdue, the political hack appointed to be secretary of agriculture, once labeled mainstream climate science “so ridiculous and so obviously disconnected from reality.” As if having a science denier running the Department of Agriculture weren’t disastrous enough, Pr*sident Trump has now, as expected, picked another political hack—a former right-wing talk-radio host named Sam Clovis—to be the undersecretary of research, education, […]

July 21st

California’s cap-and-trade gets mixed review from Citizens Climate Lobby

On Monday, the California legislature passed a bill to extend its cap-and-trade program until 2030. The program “requires companies to buy permits to release greenhouse gases into the atmosphere,” reported the LA Times, and “provid[es] a key tool for meeting the state’s ambitious goal for slashing emissions.” By Citizens’ Climate Lobby But the legislation, known as […]

July 18th

California’s Chevron-written cap-and-trade bill passes

More than 50 environmental justice and consumer organizations are outraged by the California Legislature’s passage last night of Big Oil’s cap-and-trade bill, Assembly Bill 398,  while Governor Jerry Brown, legislators and the Western States Petroleum Association are celebrating at the State Capitol. By Dan Bacher  Governor Brown, Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León, Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon and […]

July 18th

Jerry Brown’s cap-and-trade bill passes Senate Environmental Quality Committee

Assembly Bill 398, Governor Jerry Brown’s legislation extending California’s controversial cap-and-trade program, passed the Senate Environmental Quality Committee by a five- to-two party line vote today. It will head to the Senate floor on Monday, July 17. By Dan Bacher The bill is opposed by many environmental justice, consumer and conservation groups, although supported by some “Big Green” NGOs, including the Natural Resources Defense […]

July 13th

America’s Pledge: Cities and states have a roadmap to meet Paris Climate Agreement despite Trump

Good news and real leadership are here, just when we need them most, as a massive trillion-ton iceberg breaks away from the Larsen ice sheet in Antarctica and an apocalyptic viral climate article in New York Magazine captivates (and terrifies) the internet. By Mary Ann Hitt Sierra Club Beyond Coal campaign Today, former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg and California […]

July 13th