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Climate speeches in Congress: Dems talk science while GOP gives wacky weather updates from 1964

A new study in Environmental Politics, led by Deboarh Lyn Guber, used an archive of the Congressional Record from 1996 to 2015 to analyze how elected officials have talked about climate change. The partisan difference was stark, with a single exception: Republicans were willing to talk about the impacts of climate change when those impacts were occurring in their […]

‘For a Greener Future’: Omar, Sanders introduce bill to end destructive taxpayer subsidies for fossil fuels

Progressive Democrats led by Rep. Ilhan Omar and Sen. Bernie Sanders on Friday introduced a bill to eliminate fossil fuel subsidies and other industry giveaways, calling taxpayer support of the climate-killing business- a counterproductive and dangerous use of federal funds as the climate crisis worsens and Americans suffer through an economic downturn sparked by the […]

July 27th

Evangelicals celebrate as Congress passes the Great American Outdoors Act

Access to God’s beautiful creation and America’s great outdoors has been an incredible source of solace and healing as our nation confronts the COVID-19 pandemic and pursuit for true and lasting racial justice. The historic passage of the Great American Outdoors Act (GAOA) in the House of Representatives represents a critical step toward ensuring safe […]

Water Resources Development Act to address harmful algae blooms in California’s Sacramento Delta

On July 15, Congressman John Garamendi (D-CA), a senior member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, reported that he secured key provisions in the “Water Resources Development Act of 2020” (H.R.7575) for the California Delta and Central Valley. The legislation passed the committee unanimously and now heads to the House floor for a vote at […]

July 21st

Growing Climate Solutions Act moves forward with hearing, House version

Bipartisan legislation to support climate-smart farming methods picked up significant steam in Congress recently. The Growing Climate Solutions Act was introduced in the Senate in early June, and last Wednesday, the Senate Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee held a hearing on the bill. Last Friday, an evenly bipartisan group of representatives introduced a House version of the legislation. By […]

Evangelicals commend Congressional Democrats new Climate Report

The Evangelical Environmental Network commends the release of the report entitled Solving the Climate Crisis: The Congressional Action Plan for a Clean Energy Economy and a Healthy and Just America by the Democratic majority of the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis. We thank Chair Kathy Castor (D-FL) and Ranking Member Garret Graves (R-LA) for their leadership on the […]

EcoRight climate change news for the week of July 3

🎆Happy Independence Day!🎆 We’ll keep this week’s EcoRight climate change news of the week short so you can get on with your holiday weekend. By Chelsea Henderson EcoRight News/ RepublicEN This week’s must listen: In our third episode of the EcoRight Speaks, I’m joined by special guest, friend of the republicEn.org team, Nick Huey. We cover a range of issues, […]

The Climate Mobilization says the House Climate Committee report fails to treat climate as an emergency issue

As the House Select Committee on Climate prepares to release its highly-anticipated report, many activists are seeing it as a major disappointment and one failing to fully acknowledge the scope and scale of the Climate Emergency and approach it with the urgency necessary to protect Americans – especially marginalized and frontline communities – from the […]

Sanders, Pressley launch ‘Renew New England’ to elect candidates committed to Green New Deal and jobs guarantee

Sen. Bernie Sanders and Rep. Ayanna Pressley joined 1,700 people Tuesday evening to launch Renew New England, a coalition of grassroots volunteers and advocates fighting to elect candidates across the U.S. northeast region who are committed to a rapid shift to renewable energy as part of a broader move toward economic equality and justice. By […]

July 2nd

ConservAmerica: Civilian Conservation Corps model could help America recover

Congress has so far approved three relief packages to address the pandemic, but ConservAmerica’s Alexandra Ogilvie says policymakers should go further and revive public service programs such as those popular during the Great Depression. She advocates for the revival of the Civilian Conservation Corps, which she says would provide relief and hope as well as […]

Ecoright Speaks podcast, episode three: Nick Huey on “The Far Middle”

This week, I’m joined in the Ecoright Speaks podcast by special guest, friend of the republicEn.org team, Nick Huey. We cover a range of issues, including his July 2019 testimony before the Senate Special Committee on the Climate Crisis. By Chelsea Henderson EcoRight News/ RepublicEN Nick coined the expression The Far Middle in his most heartfelt statement, one that […]

Union of Concerned Scientists: House Climate Crisis Committee report offers strong foundation for climate action

The House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis released a Climate Crisis Action Plan Tuesday—titled “Solving the Climate Crisis: The Congressional Action Plan for a Clean Energy Economy and a Healthy and Just America”—which is the culmination of a year-long effort that included community conversations and public hearings across the United States. The aim of […]

Activists criticize new Democratic climate action plan as woefully inadequate

“This is not an emergency response.” That is how Laura Berry, director of research and policy at the Climate Mobilization (TCM), responded to reporting on a congressional “action plan” for the planetary emergency from the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis, which the panel and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) unveiled Tuesday. By Jessica Corbett Common Dreams The […]

June 30th