Four New Carbon Pricing Bills
Another development today is that Sen. Chris Coons (D-DE) has introduced the Climate Action Rebate Act of 2019 in the Senate, with Rep. Jimmy Panetta (D-CA) introducing a companion bill in the House.
All four of these bills have been analyzed and updated on the Carbon Pricing Bills in Congress resource page by CCL's legislative staff.
We are excited to see Republicans and Democrats focusing their attention on the effective tool of carbon pricing, both through these bills and on the Energy Innovation Act. The climate is neither Democratic nor Republican, nor is it waiting around for us to resolve our political differences. The essential question should not be who supports a particular policy proposal, but rather how effective will that proposal be at reducing emissions. We need to build more bridges between the two parties, and have more bipartisan dialogue, if we are to take meaningful action. Major bills like these accomplish those goals.
August Recess Legislative Update
Please plan to join a special online meeting on Tuesday, July 30, to learn more about these new bills. Event details and RSVP. We’ll gather on Zoom line 2017-2017-17 at 8:00 pm ET / 5:00 pm PT. In the meantime, you can discuss and ask questions in the Community forum discussion topics.
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Business Climate Leaders (BCL), a CCL Action Team, has produced a wonderful video in support of the Energy Innovation Act . The video features Andy Tveekrem, brewmaster and co-founder of Market Garden Brewery in Cleveland, OH, explaining how climate change impacts his supply chain and how and why a national price on carbon is critical to business ... more
Each month, Citizens’ Climate Lobby supporters gather locally for a monthly meeting where we educate ourselves by listening to a guest speaker. In October, we will meet: Saturday, October 12th, at 1:00 pm ET / 10:00 am PT Visit your chapter's page to see what plans are for your local meeting and the CCL Events page for more log-in information. ... more
What's a release? Simply put, a release is a package of software updates consisting of new features and bug fixes along with new content. On CCL Community, we'll release updates every other week. New Features New "Event Admin" block added to Group Events. This feature adds several new options for group messaging including the ability to schedule ... more