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Bill Weld calls the extinction crisis a national emergency (yes, he’s running against Trump)

Republican presidential candidate Bill Weld of Massachusetts is the first to publicly announce that the wildlife extinction crisis should be declared a national emergency. Bobby Bascomb, host of the Living on Earth radio program, recently asked Weld: ‚ÄúEnvironmental groups want to create a national emergency, essentially, around the issue of biodiversity loss. How do you […]

February 22nd

EcoRight climate change week in review for February 21

As you read this, I’m touring a college campus with my first born, who is 100 percent going to leave me in the fall. Hold on, I have something in my eye…ūüė≠ ‚ėĄUtah College Republicans, activate: Representatives from the College Republican clubs at Brigham Young University, Utah State University, Weber State, Southern Utah University and […]

February 21st

House GOP rolls out carbon capture bills

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, flanked by¬†Rep. Garret Graves¬†and other clean energy allies,¬†rolled out the first tranche of GOP climate bills, intended at carbon capture, one of the tools for managing emissions. “They’re positive, they fit in a conservative mantle,”¬†House Energy and Commerce Ranking Member¬†Greg Walden said of the bills, which include incentives for tree […]

February 18th

Bipartisan Senate Climate Solutions Caucus grows to 12 members

The bipartisan Senate Climate Solutions Caucus founded by Sen. Mike Braun (R-IN) and Sen. Chris Coons (D-DE) has added four new members, an indication of the growing desire for cross-party collaboration to address climate change.¬†The new members are Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL), Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Susan Collins (R-ME), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI). By Steve Valk Citizens’ […]

February 13th

EcoRight News: Senators bridge partisan divide to work on climate

We love seeing our spokespeople published so three cheers for¬†Tyler Gillette¬†and his Letter to the Editor (LTE) that ran today in the¬†Columbus Dispatch¬†thanking¬†Senator Rob Portman¬†for joining the¬†Senate Climate Solutions Caucus. By Chelsea Henderson EcoRight News/ RepublicEN In Senators bridge partisan divide to work on climate¬†Tyler writes: While he’s been known for championing means to enhance […]

February 11th

EcoRight news: Florida’s chief science officer calls for emissions reduction

Florida’s first ever Chief Science Officer, Thomas Frazer, a University of Florida professor with a Ph.D. in biological sciences,¬†spoke¬†about the need to reduce carbon emissions as well as to address Florida’s pressing water quality issues. By Chelsea Henderson EcoRight News/ RepublicEN “Hey, climate change is real, and humans are responsible for it, and ultimately we’re […]

February 5th

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‚Äô 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 […]

GOP’s alternative to the Green New Deal: Throw money at fossil fuels

Last week,¬†we were skeptical¬†of Republicans‚Äô latest attempts to appease suburban women and millenial voters by proposing a legislative response to the Green New Deal. While the GOP certainly could have proposed policies that fit well within conservative ideology‚Äôs preference for market-based mechanisms, most notably a carbon tax, the few details provided did not exactly inspire […]

January 31st

Young conservatives want climate action

Newsflash: young conservatives want climate action (but we knew that.) According to a new survey issued by the¬†U.S. Conference of Mayors, 80 percent of voters between the ages of 18 to 29 say that global warming is “a major threat to human life on earth.” 82 percent of women and 76 percent of men call […]

January 30th

WY governor calls climate change “most important issue on earth”

At the Wyoming Press Association’s annual winter convention,¬†Gov. Mark Gordon¬†called climate change¬†the “single-most important issue on earth” and noted that “it’s critical for us and it’s critical for our world that we address” it. By Chelsea Henderson EcoRight News/ RepublicEN It wasn’t the first time¬†Gordon has touted the role the Cowboy State can play in […]

January 29th

EcoRight News climate week in review for January 24

Hello, EcoRight! I hope this week’s update finds you well, warm, and ready to read all about our forward progress in getting our messages out loud and clear.¬† Spotlight on spokespeople: We are thrilled to see one of our newest members,¬†Mary Anna Mancuso, featured in the Palm Beach Post with the op-ed¬†No plan for climate […]

January 24th

Schwarzenegger: Green New Deal is “marketing tool”

In an¬†interview with The Atlantic,¬†outspoken Terminator and former California governor¬†Arnold Schwarzenegger¬†dismissed the Green New Deal as a “marketing tool” and “bogus,” noting that “to me, the only thing that really matters is: How do we move forward with our goals? And this means that we stop increasing the amount of greenhouse gases and pollution that […]

January 22nd