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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’ 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’ 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’s 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

EcoRight news of the week

This week’s must read: I found the Atlantic article This Is Your Life on Climate Change a compelling read (except for getting my head around someone being born in 1980 turning 40 this year). I found it hard to extract a quote, so check it out for yourself. I even read it out loud to my kids […]

January 17th

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