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EcoRight Speaks podcast: Clear Skies Texas director Sarah Davis

For this week’s episode, I’m joined by Sarah Davis, director of Clear Skies Texas, an organization founded in 2021 by seven prominent conservative Texas women concerned about the environment and climate challenges, as well as their political ramifications. Chelsea Henderson EcoRight News/ RepublicEN They were inspired by polling of likely conservative and right-leaning voters, which determined that […]

Climate Hawk and Green New Deal supporter Summer Lee beats conservaDem in PA primary

Summer Lee declared victory late Tuesday in the Democratic primary race to represent Pennsylvania’s 12th Congressional District in the U.S. House, voicing confidence that the remaining uncounted votes will favor her campaign over corporate attorney Steve Irwin’s. By Jake Johnson Common Dreams “We built a movement in Western Pennsylvania that took on corporate power.” Background: Climate […]

May 18th

Evangelical Environmental Network: Let’s work together for our clean energy future

With the final publication of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) rule on April 23, the table is set for Pennsylvania to start accruing proceeds that could amount to over $200 million every single quarter. It is well past time to move beyond partisan games and to work together for a new, vibrant, bipartisan energy […]

EcoRight climate news for the week of May 13, 2022

It’s Friday the 13th. (Cue sinister music.) But I’m not superstitious. Not at all. I never knock on wood. I don’t avoid cracks in the sidewalk or have an unlucky number. Nope. Not me. Nothing to see here. Everything is fiiiiiiine. Chelsea Henderson EcoRight News/ RepublicEN Let’s read on. This week’s must read: This piece […]

EcoRight Speaks podcast: former Exelon CEO John Rowe

This week’s guest came out of retirement to put on his utility hat and chat with us about all issues nuclear energy, bipartisanship, and where to go from here. John Rowe is the former CEO of Exelon, where he led the company to advocate for climate change policy—and more. Chelsea Henderson EcoRight News/ RepublicEN Also in this episode, […]

Creationcare: A Christian’s Guide to Planet Earth

What’s your earliest memory in nature? For many of us it occurred right outside our childhood homes. For me, I was wrist deep in dirt, sitting uphill from a creek lined with oaks and willows. With my mom’s garden shovel, I scooped up dirt and molded it into an ant hill and sprinkled grass into the […]

EcoRight climate news for the week of May 6 2022

It’s May! Time flies when you’re pushing for a carbon tax. And getting a kid ready for graduation. And researching rooftop solar… 🌞 Chelsea Henderson EcoRight News/ RepublicEN This week’s must read: Here’s the one word you can’t say in a room full of Republicans (Deseret News) “If you went to farmers and ranchers and asked, ‘Are you a […]

A carbon border adjustment is on the negotiating table

A bipartisan group of lawmakers meeting to discuss climate and energy policy is considering throwing down support for a carbon border adjustment. Chelsea Henderson EcoRight News/ RepublicEN “Right now the current system incentivizes countries like China and India and Vietnam to not pay attention to emissions because you can produce a good cheaper by not […]

Climate Hawk Summer Lee needs YOUR help in her PA Congressional primary

Summer Lee is suddenly in deep trouble in Pennsylvania’s Twelfth District primary. The last round of public polls, a month ago, showed her with a very comfortable lead. But her main opponent and a lot of dirty money PACs have gone negative, and now there’s a chance she could lose to a climate peacock. By RL Miller […]

May 5th

Greenwashed advertising falsely promises we can buy our way out of the climate crisis

The climate crisis is here, and companies and institutions are starting to take notice. Across digital retail stores, sustainability policy pages touting net-zero and carbon neutrality are becoming increasingly common. Universities, grocery stores, and hospital systems are making similar pledges. Their promises offer reassurance that, as individuals, we can consume and purchase our way out […]

EcoRight Speaks podcast: Citizens’ Climate Lobby conservative fellow Thomas Hochman

This week’s guest is someone who took the initiative to pitch himself for the show. I frequently ask my listeners to recommend the voices you want to hear from. I take those recommendations seriously and try my best to honor them, though I don’t always hear back from the subjects in question. Rarely does someone […]

EcoRight climate news for the week of April 29 2022

Hello, hello! Hope this last Friday of April finds you well. I’m mourning the loss of three grand trees from my yard, which had to come down because they were dead or dying. But also, celebrating that I’m now a candidate for rooftop solar. (Life is about balance, after all.) Stay tuned for more on […]

April 29th

EcoRight Speaks podcast: Former EPA Administrator, Bill Reilly

This week, we take a trip to the past with a conversation with Bill Reilly, who served as the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency during President George H. W. Bush’s term in office. Mr. Reilly spent all four years at the agency, ushering through the legislative process the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990. He was on the delegation that […]

April 28th

EcoRight Field Trip: Visiting a critical Indiana river system with Rep. Trey Hollingsworth

On April 14 in Jeffersonville, Indiana, Rep. Trey Hollingsworth joined us to see firsthand the adaptation opportunity that lies in the climate inundation dangers on the Ohio River. Unfortunately, climate change is causing larger rainfall events, increasing the chances of flooding on rivers like the mighty Ohio.   By Bob Inglis EcoRight News/ RepublicEN At republicEn.org, we’re […]

April 26th

EcoRight climate news for the 53rd Earth Day

Hug a tree. Plant a native species in your yard. Pick up some trash. Share the EcoRight Speaks with a friend or family member. Read up about the benefits of a revenue-neutral, border-adjustable carbon tax. However you mark this day, keep it green! Chelsea Henderson EcoRight News/ RepublicEN This week’s must read(s): In honor of Earth Day, […]

April 22nd