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EcoRight climate change news for the week of July 31

Last. Day. Of. July. Also known as: eight days until my baby leaves for college. (I’m not crying, you’re crying.) (Okay. I’m crying.) But for real… there was some activity this week! While we still aren’t up to pre-covid levels of action, it’s nice to see action brewing. By Chelsea Henderson EcoRight News/ RepublicEN This week’s […]

July 31st

Climate speeches in Congress: Dems talk science while GOP gives wacky weather updates from 1964

A new study in Environmental Politics, led by Deboarh Lyn Guber, used an archive of the Congressional Record from 1996 to 2015 to analyze how elected officials have talked about climate change. The partisan difference was stark, with a single exception: Republicans were willing to talk about the impacts of climate change when those impacts were occurring in their […]

‘For a Greener Future’: Omar, Sanders introduce bill to end destructive taxpayer subsidies for fossil fuels

Progressive Democrats led by Rep. Ilhan Omar and Sen. Bernie Sanders on Friday introduced a bill to eliminate fossil fuel subsidies and other industry giveaways, calling taxpayer support of the climate-killing business- a counterproductive and dangerous use of federal funds as the climate crisis worsens and Americans suffer through an economic downturn sparked by the […]

July 27th

Growing Climate Solutions Act moves forward with hearing, House version

Bipartisan legislation to support climate-smart farming methods picked up significant steam in Congress recently. The Growing Climate Solutions Act was introduced in the Senate in early June, and last Wednesday, the Senate Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee held a hearing on the bill. Last Friday, an evenly bipartisan group of representatives introduced a House version of the legislation. By […]

Evangelicals commend Congressional Democrats new Climate Report

The Evangelical Environmental Network commends the release of the report entitled Solving the Climate Crisis: The Congressional Action Plan for a Clean Energy Economy and a Healthy and Just America by the Democratic majority of the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis. We thank Chair Kathy Castor (D-FL) and Ranking Member Garret Graves (R-LA) for their leadership on the […]

EcoRight climate change news for the week of July 3

🎆Happy Independence Day!🎆 We’ll keep this week’s EcoRight climate change news of the week short so you can get on with your holiday weekend. By Chelsea Henderson EcoRight News/ RepublicEN This week’s must listen: In our third episode of the EcoRight Speaks, I’m joined by special guest, friend of the republicEn.org team, Nick Huey. We cover a range of issues, […]

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 […]

Ecoright Speaks podcast, episode three: Nick Huey on “The Far Middle”

This week, I’m joined in the Ecoright Speaks podcast by special guest, friend of the republicEn.org team, Nick Huey. We cover a range of issues, including his July 2019 testimony before the Senate Special Committee on the Climate Crisis. By Chelsea Henderson EcoRight News/ RepublicEN Nick coined the expression The Far Middle in his most heartfelt statement, one that […]

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 […]