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The Climate Mobilization says the House Climate Committee report fails to treat climate as an emergency issue

As the House Select Committee on Climate prepares to release its highly-anticipated report, many activists are seeing it as a major disappointment and one failing to fully acknowledge the scope and scale of the Climate Emergency and approach it with the urgency necessary to protect Americans – especially marginalized and frontline communities – from the […]

Union of Concerned Scientists: House Climate Crisis Committee report offers strong foundation for climate action

The House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis released a Climate Crisis Action Plan Tuesday—titled “Solving the Climate Crisis: The Congressional Action Plan for a Clean Energy Economy and a Healthy and Just America”—which is the culmination of a year-long effort that included community conversations and public hearings across the United States. The aim of […]

4,685 climate advocates joined virtual event, lobbied 400+ congressional offices for carbon fee

At least 4,685 people tuned in via Zoom and social media live streams for Citizens’ Climate Lobby’s 2020 conference, “A Community Stronger than COVID.” The online keynotes, breakout sessions, and deep-dive seminars trained and inspired attendees to push Congress for climate change solutions, such as a price on carbon pollution. In years past, Citizens’ Climate Lobby […]

Activists criticize new Democratic climate action plan as woefully inadequate

“This is not an emergency response.” That is how Laura Berry, director of research and policy at the Climate Mobilization (TCM), responded to reporting on a congressional “action plan” for the planetary emergency from the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis, which the panel and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) unveiled Tuesday. By Jessica Corbett Common Dreams The […]

June 30th

An Illustrated History of Government Agencies Twisting the Truth to Align With White House Misinformation

It has become a familiar pattern: President Donald Trump says something that doesn’t line up with the facts held by scientists and other experts at government agencies. Then, instead of pushing back, federal officials scramble to reconcile the fiction with their own public statements.  By Eric Umansky ProPublica It happened in March, when Trump pushed […]

June 28th

EcoRight climate change news for the week of June 26

Last Friday in June…. The year 2020 is both moving incredibly slow and at warp speed. Yesterday was my grandmother’s 103rd birthday and she says time keeps speeding up, so buckle in! By Chelsea Henderson EcoRight News/ RepublicEN This week’s must listen: EcoRight Speaks episode two is live! Check out my discussion with Lance Lawson and his father, Brian […]

June 26th