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  • New cosponsors and progress stats for the Energy Innovation Act
    New cosponsors and progress stats for the Energy Innovation Act
    Three new members of Congress have signed on to cosponsor the Energy Innovation Act: Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA), Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ), and Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger (D-MD). Rep. Bass is a member of the Foreign Affairs Committee, one of the three committees the bill has been referred to. She’s not alone in her support—23% of Foreign Affairs ... more
  • U.S. mayors endorse carbon pricing
    U.S. mayors endorse carbon pricing
    At the U.S. Conference of Mayors’ annual meeting in Honolulu, hundreds of U.S. mayors passed a resolution in support of carbon pricing.   “Be it resolved that the United States Conference of Mayors strongly urges the United States Congress to pass legislation that imposes a price on carbon emissions,” the resolution stated. The resolution pointed ... more
  • Good news and bad news from the states
    Good news and bad news from the states
    By Jamie DeMarco Oregon appeared on the verge of passing carbon pricing legislation that would have reduced their economy wide emissions 80% by 2050. However, some state senators walked out, denying the state senate quorum. The Oregon legislative session ended on Sunday, and the missing senators succeeded in keeping the bill from passing.  CCL ... more
  • The Climate Solutions Caucus Relaunches!
    The Climate Solutions Caucus Relaunches!
    The  Climate Solutions Caucus  has officially relaunched for the 116th Congress! The Climate Solutions Caucus was initially formed in February 2016 by former Representative Carlos Curbelo (R-FL-26) and Representative Ted Deutch (D-FL-22). It has already played an important role in climate change discussions and the introduction of bipartisan ... more
  • Energy Innovation Act Cosponsors Top 50!
    Energy Innovation Act Cosponsors Top 50!
    As of June 21st, the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act   has reached a total of more than 50 cosponsors ! With the addition today of Brenda Lawrence (D-MI) and David Trone (D-MD), since the start of CCL's conference on June 9th, ten more House members have cosponsored the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act . These latest cosponsors ... more
  • CCLers share stories at ‘Hometown to the House’
    CCLers share stories at ‘Hometown to the House’
    By Jamie DeMarco For over a decade we have talked to Congress about the need for bold, bipartisan solutions to climate change. This year at our national conference, we didn’t just talk to Congress—we took the conversation to the public. We set up a stage on the west side of the Capitol and spent the day sharing testimonials about the climate crisis and what ... more
  • 1,500 advocates press Congress for price on carbon
    1,500 advocates press Congress for price on carbon
    By Steve Valk, CCL Communications Director WASHINGTON, D.C., June 12, 2019  -- Some 1,500 volunteers with Citizens’ Climate Lobby swarmed Capitol Hill Tuesday to make their case for bipartisan legislation to put a fee on carbon and give the revenue to American households. Climate advocates had meetings scheduled with 529 offices in the House and ... more
  • Livestreaming schedule for 2019 conference
    Livestreaming schedule for 2019 conference
    Livestream (and recorded) schedule    The conference will be streamed through the Citizens Climate Lobby Facebook page at the sessions’ designated times below. There will be no live streaming during the breaks, so you will see multiple videos posted on our Facebook feed. For those without a Facebook account, we'll share them here in the  Conference ... more
  • Reps. Rice, Price, and Davis Join List Of Cosponsors For Energy Innovation Act
    Reps. Rice, Price, and Davis Join List Of Cosponsors For Energy Innovation Act
    New York Democrat Rep. Kathleen Rice, along with North Carolina Rep. David Price (D) and California Rep. Susan Davis (D) joined a delegation of what now totals 40 House  cosponsors  for the  Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act . Congresswoman Rice serves on both the House Committee on Homeland Security and the Committee on Veterans' ... more
  • Watch youth climate trial next week
    Watch youth climate trial next week
    The constitutional climate lawsuit, Juliana v. United States , will be heard on June 4 before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in Portland, Oregon. The lawsuit is brought by the organization Our Children’s Trust, which is a friend of CCL’s. (We’ve even had their executive director speak at our annual conference .) Our Children’s Trust would like ... more
  • New poll shows majority support for carbon fee and dividend, bipartisan climate action
    New poll shows majority support for carbon fee and dividend, bipartisan climate action
    The Climate Leadership Council, a conservative carbon pricing advocacy group, released some new polling last week. Conducted by GOP strategist and pollster Frank Luntz, the poll explored public opinion on the CLC’s carbon dividends plan. (This plan has a few key differences from our fee and dividend proposal and the Energy Innovation Act that we ... more
  • Rep. Ted Deutch discusses Energy Innovation Act on CNN, PBS
    Rep. Ted Deutch discusses Energy Innovation Act on CNN, PBS
    On Memorial Day, CNN and PBS aired an interview with Rep. Ted Deutch and journalist Christiane Amanpour, in which they discussed climate change, bipartisanship, and the Energy Innovation Act. CCL arranged this interview and Rep. Ted Deutch is the bill’s lead sponsor, so we definitely want to celebrate this media appearance. Clips of the interview ... more

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