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Citizens’ Climate Lobby: What the Inflation Reduction Act means for climate action

This article from Yale Climate Connections explains the plethora of benefits, climate and otherwise, that will follow as a result of the Inflation Reduction Act. By Dana Nuccitelli Citizens’ Climate Lobby The author, CCL Research Coordinator Dana Nuccitelli, also held a training on this topic, which can be found below. The U.S. Senate passed the Inflation Reduction […]

Inflation Reduction Act: Once again, GOP unanimously opposes bill that would have huge benefits for red states

I am not the biggest fan of irony in politics. But the unanimous opposition of Republicans in the Senate (and soon probably in the House) to the climate- and health-related provisions of the Inflation Reduction Act is another good example of how the GOP harms its own rank-and-file supporters. Indeed, as we have seen time and time again, with few exceptions, congressional Republicans […]

August 12th

EcoRight climate action: Rep. John Curtis has a six-point plan for reducing carbon emissions

Last week, at a presentation before The Sutherland Institute in Salt Lake City, Utah Rep. John Curtis issued his six-point plan for dealing with climate change. By Chelsea Henderson EcoRight News/ RepublicEN “For good or bad, I’m the elephant in the climate room,” the founder of the House Conservative Climate Caucus said as he presented his plan for action. “I’ve been known […]

August 11th

The Inflation Reduction Act is both an historic climate action breakthrough – and the last gasp of a dying fossil fuel oligarchy

While many environmental advocates celebrate the Senate Democrats’ climate deal this week, frontline activists and more critical voices continue to note that the legislation, whatever its promises and upsides, remains an inadequate response to the global emergency that will likely further harm communities already affected by fossil fuel pollution. By Jessica Corbett Common Dreams The Senate approved the Inflation Reduction Act […]

August 11th

Citizens’ Climate Lobby celebrates Senate passage of historic climate agreement, the Inflation Reduction Act

This weekend, the U.S. Senate passed the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022, putting the U.S. on a path to at least 40% emissions reduction by 2030. “This incredible legislative achievement is a long time coming,” said CCL VP of Government Affairs, Danny Richter. By Flannery Winchester Citizens’ Climate Lobby  “We’re grateful to the Senate offices who have […]

Inflation Reduction Act: 350.org says ‘the movement got us this bill’

After months of negotiations, today the U.S. Senate finally reached an agreement and approved a climate and energy bill worth several hundred billion dollars. By 350.org May Boeve, Executive Director at 350.org, said: “Movement building creates political opportunities — and that’s what this bill represents most of all. We greet this climate bill as evidence that movements have […]

August 8th

50 GOP Senators voted to block cap on insulin price. We need ads up against them NOW.

Below are the 13 Republican senators up for reelection this year who voted in favor of letting companies continue to price-gouge Americans with outrageous insulin prices. The Senate parliamentarian ruled the Democrats’ proposed cap on insulin prices could not be passed via reconciliation. So Democrats (who voted unanimously for the cap) needed 10 Republican senators to join them to reach the 60-vote […]

August 8th

Call to ACTION: Join 250 Catholic groups telling Congress to pass the Inflation Reduction Act

This week, more than 250 U.S. Catholic institutions sent an open letter to each member of Congress in support of climate legislation for our common home, asking leaders to support climate investments both now and in the future to protect natural resources and promote human dignity as the climate crisis unleashes historic heatwaves, flooding, and forest fires across our nation and world. By Catholic […]

August 7th