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Conservative-only climate event pushes congressional Republicans for carbon price

This week, conservative voters from across America are in D.C. to build Republican support for a carbon price. Known as Conservative Climate Lobby Day, this first-of-its-kind event is hosted by Citizens’ Climate Lobby. More than 90 conservatives are attending from 30 states, including Arkansas, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, and Wyoming. By Citizens’ Climate […]

EcoRight News climate week in review for August 16

This week’s must read: Welcome to the climate fight, Republicans. This Bloomberg editorial, which delves into the flaws behind relying on various clean energy-related proposals to combat climate change, spoke to us on many levels. “But with a few laudable exceptions, Republicans are ignoring the best approach of all — one that would accord with the […]

August 16th

Kochs pull out their big guns against a carbon tax

Today the Citizens Climate Lobby is holding a public event on Capitol Hill as part of its lobby day. The event is meant to promote putting a price on carbon and will give attendees a chance to share their climate story, record a message for congressional leaders, and even create some art. By Climate Denier Roundup Perhaps […]

Former congressman Carlos Curbelo weighs in on climate progress

“You can always count on me!” is how former Florida Representative Carlos Curbelo signed off of Citizens’ Climate Lobby’s national call this month.  While in office, Curbelo worked closely with CCL as the Republican co-chair of the Climate Solutions Caucus. Today, between “enjoying the private life a bit” and serving as a fellow at Columbia’s Center on […]

Which 2020 candidates support carbon prici

    In past years, presidential campaigns have rarely mentioned global warming, let alone offered major policy proposals. 2020 will be different for many reasons. By Bob Taylor Dire reports from the world’s scientific community make it clear that we must act now. Extreme weather has increased markedly in recent years, from wildfires to hurricanes, and has […]

Does the Green New Deal offer conservatives an opening to embrace their own climate change action?

Thanks to those who have emailed to ask our perspective on the New Green Deal. We think this Time magazine article as quoted by Bob Inglis best summarizes our thoughts at republicEn.org: .@JustinWorland may well be right: "By shifting the conversation to the left, the Green New Deal has given conservative lawmakers an opening to present centrist policy proposals […]

February 21st

More economists weigh in on the Baker-Schultz carbon dividend plan

An economist from nearly every major university in the U.S., nearly 3300 of them, endorsed the Baker-Shultz Carbon Dividend Plan. Last month, 45 leaders in economic policy published a statement in the Wall Street Journal expressing support for a tax on carbon as a tool for addressing climate change. By Chelsea Henderson EcoRight News/ RepublicEN “Anybody who’s studied basic […]

February 20th

EcoRight News: GOP in Congress finally getting on board with climate change action

This week’s must read: Concern about climate change among conservative Republicans hits highest level ever. The Trump Effect is over, according to George Mason and Yale University centers for climate communication. Their latest surveyreports “an increase in Republican understanding of the reality of human-caused global warming, worry about the threat, and support for several climate policies over […]

February 8th

Carbon tax: Between infrastructure spending and a dividend check, which would Americans prefer?

A University of Chicago’s Energy Policy Institute and the AP–NORC Center for Public Affairs Research survey taken in November demonstrated that a dividend check to Americans is not the most popular way to disburse revenue generated by a carbon tax. Instead, 67 percent of respondents indicated they could support a carbon tax that returned revenues to support […]

February 6th

EcoRight News climate change week in review for January 25, 2019

How is it still January? Greetings and happy Friday. We are slogging through the dregs of the month, buoyed only by the strong will of the EcoRight. via GIPHY By Chelsea Henderson EcoRight News/ RepublicEN College Republicans send message: Led by the American Conservation Coalition (ACC), a millennial-founded and driven group which empowers conservatives to re-engage on environmental conversations, […]

January 25th

Climate action: Bipartisan Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend bill reintroduced in Congress

A group of lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives has reintroduced the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act, the groundbreaking bipartisan climate solution to price carbon, give revenue to households and bring greenhouse gas emissions down 90 percent by 2050. Sponsored by Rep. Ted Deutch (D-FL), Rep. Francis Rooney (R-FL), Rep. Charlie Crist (D-FL), Rep. […]