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Citizens’ Climate Lobby: How will carbon pricing impact inflation?

Inflation — the decline of purchasing power as prices rise — is currently at its highest level in 30 years. This has led to concern among the public and policymakers about the rising costs of many important products like food, shelter, gasoline, electricity, and cars. Senator Joe Manchin has said he will not “support a package that risks […]

November 23rd

Citizens’ Climate Lobby: Climate advocates gather with carbon pricing still in play for reconciliation bill

With carbon pricing still under consideration in the Senate version of the Build Back Better Act, Citizens’ Climate Lobby volunteers gathered for a virtual conference last weekend. The conference kicked off a week of lobbying congressional offices to include a price on carbon in the reconciliation bill that House and Senate leaders hope to pass […]

November 22nd

Dr James Hansen: We need a carbon fee more than a Green New Deal

The eyes of history may see 2021 as a turning point for human-made climate change.  Hyperbole?  Maybe not.  Today is a potential turning point because the public now sees the reality of climate change.  Senators Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema, in questioning the Green New Deal “climate plan,” give Joe Biden the chance to make […]

November 22nd

Big oil goes to Congress to deny their blatant climate denial

Six heads of oil companies and lobby groups testified virtually before Congress last week in a marathon, all-day hearing in which they, and Republicans, provided examples of how their disinformation has shifted from denial that they’re causing the problem to denial by suggesting their polluting products are actually part of the solution. By Climate Denier […]

November 1st

Carbon Pricing: Ahead of COP26, CCL urges Biden to support the strongest possible climate policies

Citizens’ Climate Lobby has sent a letter to President Biden and other key White House officials, urging them to support the strongest possible climate measures in the budget reconciliation bill. By Flannery Winchester Citizens’ Climate Lobby The President has pledged that America will reduce emissions 50% below 2005 levels by 2030. Unfortunately, recent modeling shows that current climate […]

Ecoright Speaks podcast: High Schoolers for Carbon Dividends

This week’s featured guests are two of the co-founders of High Schoolers for Carbon Dividends (HS4CD). You may have heard of Students for Carbon Dividends; they are close friends of ours and we have featured their co-founders on our show. HS4CD is their high school-focused counterpart. Chelsea Henderson EcoRight News/ RepublicEN A student-led campaign created to amplify youth […]

October 19th

Build Back Better: Media reacts positively to carbon pricing

This is an exciting season here at Citizens’ Climate Lobby. The policy that CCL has been leading the charge on — carbon fee and dividend — is being seriously considered in Congress, it’s all over the news, and things are looking promising for it to advance! Danny Richter, CCL’s VP of Government Affairs, recorded a message for […]

Carbon Pricing in the reconciliation bill? Progressive groups aren’t interested

Five progressive organizations on Tuesday urged top congressional Democrats to exclude a carbon tax from the sweeping budget reconciliation package they aim to pass this week following reports that the policy is under consideration in the U.S. Senate. By Jessica  Corbett Common Dreams Given the Senate’s current makeup and Democrats’ refusal to abolish the filibuster, passing the Build Back Better […]

September 29th

CCL gives conservatives a place to have their voices heard on climate change

As a Republican concerned about climate change, Drew Eyerly often felt like a man without a community. By Steve Valk Citizen’s Climate Lobby “In my own conservative circles, they looked at me like I was crazy, wondering why I would be worried about climate change. And then talking in liberal circles, it was, ‘Well, you’re […]

September 16th

CCL applauds Senate consideration of carbon pricing

Today, Citizens’ Climate Lobby (CCL), a nonprofit, nonpartisan, grassroots advocacy organization, released a statement of support for the inclusion of a carbon price in budget reconciliation. According to a document released by the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance, a carbon price and dividend is under consideration for inclusion in the reconciliation package as part of a menu […]

September 9th

Climate Emergency: Why we need a carbon price in the reconciliation bill

Congress has committed to taking action on climate change in this year’s budget reconciliation bill. They should not pass up the chance to go big on climate,  include a carbon price, so we can meet the challenge of reducing emissions 50% by 2030 and hitting net-zero emissions by 2050. By Tony Sirna Citizen’s Climate Lobby […]

September 1st

Save Our Future Act: ‘A progressive carbon fee’ to address EJ concerns

Sen. Brian Schatz recently appeared on Pod Save America, a popular political podcast hosted by former Obama aides. The conversation turned to climate policy, including the Save Our Future Act (SOFA), introduced this summer by Senators Whitehouse and Schatz and summarized here. By Jerry Hinkle Citizen’s Climate Lobby) Sen. Schatz called the bill “a progressive carbon fee.” He […]

House “Green Dogs” Sustainable Energy and Environment Coalition supports carbon pricing

Have you heard of the Green Dogs in Congress? This is an influential but little-known caucus of 71 House Democrats, fully a third of the House Democratic delegation. The Green Dogs’ official name is the House Sustainable Energy and Environment Coalition (SEEC), and they were founded in 2009. By George Kralovec Citizen’s Climate Lobby Their […]

A message from Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Let’s put a price on carbon

As CCL volunteers nationwide continue to advocate for a price on carbon, we’ve received an informative, appreciative message from one of the Senate’s leading climate hawks, Sheldon Whitehouse. By Flannery Winchester Citizen’s Climate Lobby In a video shared with us this week, Sen. Whitehouse says, “I want to start by saying thank you to Citizens’ Climate […]

Back to basics: The consensus for carbon pricing explained

As advocates working for a price on carbon, we sometimes hear criticisms of the policy we support. You may have heard some of the criticisms yourself: that current carbon pricing programs have not sufficiently reduced emissions in practice, that direct regulation has been more effective, or that passing a carbon tax is too difficult politically. By […]