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‘Green New Deal or the Blood Red Apocalypse. Your choice’: Dems urged to embrace bold climate action as West burns

Leading Democrats including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi are facing heightened demands to back the Green New Deal as wildfires continue to scorch western states, causing apocalyptic-looking orange skies and “catastrophic” damage. By Andrea Germanos Common Dreams The National Interagency Fire Center said Wednesday that 96 large fires have now burned over 3.4 million acres across […]

September 12th

1.7 million new unemployment claims show the painful reality of Trump’s Coronavirus Recession

Twenty-five weeks ago, the nation’s state employment offices began seeing a tsunami of applications for unemployment insurance payments that has yet to subside. According to the Department of Labor, for the week ending Sept. 5, another 1.7 million new applicants—90,000 more than the previous week—sought jobless aid from the program New Deal Democrats instituted 85 years ago and that Republicans have been trying to kneecap or dismantle […]

September 11th

EcoRight climate change news for the week of September 11

It’s hard to believe that today is the 19th anniversary of 9/11, a day I still remember so clearly. Hug your loved ones and remember the kindness we exhibited toward each other on this tragic day. By Chelsea Henderson https://republicen.org/blog/climate-week-en-review-september-11-2020EcoRight News/ RepublicEN Remembering Ted Halstead 🌍 Hearts are heavy at team republicEn.org upon learning of the […]

September 11th

THRIVE agenda – Sierra Club backs 82 lawmakers in this updated Green New Deal for coronavirus recovery

A coalition of grassroots groups, labor unions, Black, Brown and Indigenous leaders from across the nation, and members of Congress today announced the introduction of a bold plan for economic renewal known as the THRIVE Agenda. THRIVE  — Transform, Heal, and Renew by Investing in Vibrant Economy — will be introduced tomorrow in Congress by […]

September 11th

THRIVE agenda is a progressive framework to create fair and green coronavirus recovery

A broad grassroots coalition of labor unions, advocacy groups, and Democratic members of Congress on Thursday unveiled a resolution known as the THRIVE Agenda—a bold plan for an equitable and green economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic. The resolution—officially titled “Recognizing the Duty of the Federal Government to Implement an Agenda to Transform, Heal, and Renew […]

September 10th

Carbon pricing bill would produce BIG benefits for US households

Last week, Citizens’ Climate Lobby released a working paper that projects the majority of U.S. households will benefit financially under the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act of 2019 (H.R. 763). The legislation, which is sponsored by Rep. Ted Deutch (D-FL-22), has 82 cosponsors. By Citizens Climate Lobby The working paper, referred to as the “2020 […]

September 10th

Right-of-Center groups push Republican lawmakers to support the Growing Climate Solutions Act

A group of leading conservative organizations joined forces today in advocating for a piece of innovative, limited-government climate legislation that would make it easier for American farmers, ranchers and private landowners to share information and best practices, and to access private sector carbon markets should they choose to voluntarily adopt emissions-reducing agriculture and land management […]

September 6th

Carbon fee and dividend: Benefits of climate change action START with $700 billion and 70,000 lives saved PER YEAR

Cleaning up the air we breathe will make us healthier—that’s pretty intuitive. But thanks to a new study by leading scientists, using more detailed information, we now know that the health benefits of reduced air pollution are bigger than previously thought. With a climate policy as effective as the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act, the […]

September 3rd

Passage of the Great American Outdoors Act proves that bipartisanship can still work in Congress

Last month, Congress passed the Great American Outdoors Act (GAOA) with strong bipartisan support (310 to 107 in the House and 73 to 25 in the Senate). I am grateful to the Evangelical Environmental Network for helping to build this bipartisanship. By James R. Skillen, Ph.D. Evangelical Environmental Network The GAOA has two main components: […]

Election 2020: Green groups slam new Senate Democrats’ climate report as ‘Underwhelming and inadequate’

A climate action report released Tuesday by Senate Democrats drew disappointed reactions from green groups and progressive campaigners who say it does not do nearly enough to combat the potentially existential threat of catastrophic global heating caused by human activity. By Brett Wilkins Common Dreams The report—titled “The Case for Climate Action: Building a Clean Economy […]

August 27th

Utah GOP Rep. John Curtis: Confessions of a climate conservative (Video)

Utah’s Rep. John Curtis, who represents the youngest district in the U.S., addressed the Sutherland Institute on Monday, delivering a virtual address titled: Confessions of a Climate Conservative. Our podcast producer Price Atkinson listened in on those confessions. And here are a few tidbits from Congressman Curtis’ talk.   By Chelsea Henderson EcoRight News/ RepublicEN “If we don’t take a seat […]

August 26th

EcoRight climate change news for the week of August 14

Hello from the dog days of summer. By Chelsea Henderson EcoRight News/ RepublicEN This week’s must read:  I’m a conservative Christian environmentalist. No, that’s not an oxymoron (New York Times) In this op-ed, Ericka Andersen writes, “There is also an opportunity for new partnerships, both with younger Republicans and Christian communities engaged in the climate fight. Because about 80 […]

August 14th