Browsing the "Citizens Climate Lobby" Tag

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Pruitt guts Clean Power Plan. NOW can we talk about a price on carbon?

In its zeal to undo the legacy of our 44th president, the Trump administration is now undoing the future of our children and grandchildren by repealing the Clean Power Plan, a policy designed to reduce the heat-trapping emissions that make our climate more and more inhospitable. By Mark Reynolds Executive Director, Citizens’ Climate Lobby. How inhospitable? We’ve […]

October 14th

Farmers can be profitable AND sequester carbon to help climate change

The path to passing a nationwide Carbon Fee and Dividend requires building connections, sharing knowledge, and celebrating small wins along the way. Most of all, it requires listening. The recent achievements of our Columbia County, N.Y. chapter are a prime example of this strategy at work. By Mary Dixon Citizens’ Climate Lobby Small-scale farmers abound in rural […]

October 3rd

Scott Pruitt’s EPA red-team blue-team on climate change is anything but teamwork (Part 1)

With the pace of news these days, sometimes it’s tough to zoom out and see larger trends or patterns. This two-part blog series helps us do that, putting much-needed context around EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt’s climate comments and plans to debate climate science. By Pam Shaouy Citizens Climate Lobby When you think about our earliest […]

September 8th

Military tells GOP: Climate change is a national security issue

In a dramatic event on July 13, 2017, 24 Democrat and 22 Republican members of the bipartisan House Climate Solutions Caucus and 24 other Republicans voted against an anti-climate change amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act for 2018. Members of CCL’s Climate and Security Action Team (CSAT) mobilized to encourage their members of Congress to cast a pro-climate vote. By […]

August 9th

Market-based climate solutions: CCL tours Kentucky

Now, you might be thinking, “Wait, you were trying to promote climate solutions in Kentucky? How was that?” It was phenomenal. By Flannery Winchester Citizens Climate Lobby   In the proud tradition of CCL’s “Energy Freedom Tours,” like the ones across Texas and Georgia, CCL’s Southeast Director Don Addu hit the road in Kentucky last week. From July 10 to […]

July 22nd

California’s cap-and-trade gets mixed review from Citizens Climate Lobby

On Monday, the California legislature passed a bill to extend its cap-and-trade program until 2030. The program “requires companies to buy permits to release greenhouse gases into the atmosphere,” reported the LA Times, and “provid[es] a key tool for meeting the state’s ambitious goal for slashing emissions.” By Citizens’ Climate Lobby But the legislation, known as […]

July 18th

Climate Solutions Caucus unites GOP and Dems to beat anti-climate amendment

It’s happening. Republicans in Congress are starting to influence climate policy—in the right direction. This week, dozens of House Republicans joined Democrats to vote down an anti-climate amendment and sent a strong message that the military should prepare for and fight climate change. Here’s exactly what went down. By Flannery Winchester Citizens Climate Lobby Dueling amendments At […]

July 15th