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EcoRight climate news for the week of June 11

Hello and happy Friday. You made it, we made it, through another week. And a productive one at that. Chelsea Henderson EcoRight News/ RepublicEN This week’s must read: Republicans need to engage in climate politics (Deseret News) Special h/t to our EcoRight friend Tom Moyer for sharing this piece, signed by 25 Utah Republican policymakers. “We haven’t heard enough about innovation […]

June 11th

Young conservatives hold climate rally in Florida

In Biscayne Park on Saturday, a group of young conservatives hosted a rally to signal their support for climate change action. Led by the American Conservation Coalition and Miami Young Republicans, the event was intended to show “conservatives are reclaiming our seat at the environmental table.” By Chelsea Henderson EcoRight News/ RepublicEN “Millions of Americans have been misled to think […]

June 10th

EcoRight Speaks podcast: Students for Carbon Dividends co-founder and Hoosier, George Gemelas

This week’s guest is George Gemelas, a friend of the EcoRight who just graduated with a Master of Environmental Management degree from the Yale School of the Environment. He is a contributor to Young Voices, a co-founder and the Executive Vice President of Students for Carbon Dividends and George is broadly focused on helping to find common ground across the aisle on […]

Ecoright climate news for the week of June 4

Welcome to June. The cicadas are still singing their song, the humidity is rising, and school’s almost out. And we are keeping busy. Read on! Chelsea Henderson EcoRight News/ RepublicEN This week’s must read: A faction of conservatives pushes to build its own climate network (NBC News) In this profile of American Conservation Coalition founder Benji Backer, he says: “We want to […]

Ecoright climate news for the week of May 28

Happy Memorial Day Weekend! I don’t know where this year is going. The entire team at republicEn.org hopes you have a fun and restful weekend planned. Chelsea Henderson EcoRight News/ RepublicEN Before you power down, check out our news of the week. This week’s must read: Senator Braun’s leadership sets stage for progress. George Gemelas, executive vice […]

Ecoright Speaks podcast: Anne Kelly from climate group Ceres

Listeners, this week I bring you something special: my conversation with Anne Kelly, someone I definitely want to grab a drink with at some point when the two of us are in the same city. Anne is the vice president of government relations at Ceres, where she leads Ceres Policy Network, Business for Innovative Climate and Energy Policy (BICEP). […]

EcoRight climate news for the week of May 21

Hello from the Lone Star State, where I have been moving my older son out of his dorm and eating every bite of brisket in sight. As you’re reading, we are in the air, on our way back to cicada land. Chelsea Henderson EcoRight News/ RepublicEN In the meantime, here’s this week’s news. EcoRight Speaks, season […]

EcoRight Speaks podcast: Focus group guru Rich Thau

This week’s guest is no straanger to the EcoRight. Rich Thau, the president and founder of Engagious, has spearheaded groundbreaking research in public policy, financial communications, insurance, trial consulting and infomercials. His firm’s clients range from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and The Business Roundtable to CNN and NBC. Chelsea Henderson EcoRight News/ RepublicEN Thau regularly advises leaders in Congress and their staffs, Presidential […]

Ecoright climate news for the week of May 14

Hello, and Happy Friday! The other night, I was binge watching my new favorite show when my cat Fang, who is working on her thesis in napping, jumped off the couch and dashed for the curtains. She was batting around a bug of some sort, but I couldn’t tell what it was. Figuring it was […]

EcoRight: Rep. Fitzpatrick reintroduces MARKET CHOICE Act

Pennsylvania Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick reintroduced the MARKET CHOICE Act, the only carbon tax bill being championed by a House Republican. The bill, which has bipartisan support, would implement a fee on carbon emissions, proceeds which would be used to fund infrastructure advancement and development. The bill would also eliminate the gas tax. Chelsea Henderson EcoRight News/ RepublicEN “We […]

Ecoright Speaks podcast – Skeptical Science founder John Cook

This week’s guest is the brains behind climate myth busting endeavors like Skeptical Science and Cranky Uncle. John Cook is a post-doctoral research fellow at the Climate Change Communication Research Hub at Monash University. By Chelsea Henderson EcoRight News/ RepublicEN He obtained his PhD at the University of Western Australia, studying the cognitive psychology of climate science denial. His research focus is understanding […]

Ecoright climate news for the week of May 7

Where did April go? May (and Mother’s Day) really snuck up on me. I have a feeling that I’m going to blink and it’s going to be Labor Day weekend. Quick, catch up on the latest! Chelsea Henderson EcoRight News/ RepublicEN EcoRight Speaks, season two, episode 15: Dorian Abbot and Alexis Pascaris My hope is […]

Ecoright climate news for the week of April 30

Hello, welcome to Friday. It’s been a tough week but here we are. Embrace each day. Chelsea Henderson EcoRight News/ RepublicEN This week’s must read: Fellow Republicans, let’s get off the menu (Salt Lake Tribune) Spokesperson Nick Huey hits it out of the ballpark with this op-ed, in which he writes: “I hope to see Utah lead out in […]

April 30th

EcoRight Speaks podcast: Earth Day royalty Tia Nelson

Suprises in programming are normal. But usually they are cancelations. In the case of today’s episode, the opposite happened. Our Executive Director Bob Inglis emailed Earth Day Royalty Tia Nelson and asked her to be on the show and she responeded back with an enthusiastic “how about tomorrow?” EcoRight News/ RepublicEN So on Earth Day Eve, she and I […]

April 27th