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  • CCL gives input to Energy & Commerce
    CCL gives input to Energy & Commerce
    Recently, the House Energy and Commerce Committee requested CCL’s view on certain climate policy questions. Specifically, the committee wanted to know what considerations should inform a comprehensive climate policy, how such a policy might be designed, any advice on economic sectors that may be particularly difficult to decarbonize, and more. ... more
  • Bipartisan climate working group forms in Senate
    Bipartisan climate working group forms in Senate
    Two Senators are stepping up to the plate on climate change in a major way. Sen.  Chris Coons , a Democrat from Delaware, and Sen. Mike Braun, a Republican from Indiana, are creating a bipartisan climate caucus in the Senate. The news broke Thursday with  this story  from Abby Smith in the Washington Examiner. Smith writes that this “bipartisan duo are ... more
  • 1,000 endorsements for Energy Innovation Act
    1,000 endorsements for Energy Innovation Act
    Endorsements for the Energy Innovation Act help members of Congress see the strong support in their districts for this legislation. As of Sept. 10, there are more than 1,000 endorsements for H.R.763 from prominent community leaders posted to the Energy Innovation Act website . This includes 300 from prominent individuals, 415 from businesses, and ... more
  • Energy Innovation Act Reaches 60 Cosponsors!
    Energy Innovation Act Reaches 60 Cosponsors!
    The Energy Innovation Act and Carbon Dividend Act ( H.R. 763 ) has welcomed a new cosponsor, Rep. Emanuel Cleaver from Missouri (MO-05). Rep. Cleaver serves on the House's Committee on Financial Services and his district represents much of Kansas City, MO, which earlier this year signed a municipal resolution in support of carbon fee and dividend ... more
  • Stephanie Doyle going to The Nature Conservancy
    Stephanie Doyle going to The Nature Conservancy
    We are both sad and proud to announce that Stephanie Doyle, CCL’s Director of National Outreach and Partnership, is moving on to a different role in mitigating climate change with another prominent environmental group, The Nature Conservancy (TNC), as a climate associate. It’s bittersweet that she is leaving staff at CCL, but we’re happy that ... more
  • How do GHG emissions compare under new carbon tax bills?
    How do GHG emissions compare under new carbon tax bills?
    By Rick Knight Just before the August recess, four new carbon tax bills were introduced, three in the House and one in the Senate. The Raise Wages, Cut Carbon (RWCC) Act (H.R.3966) is led by Illinois Democrat Dan Lipinski and cosponsored by Florida Republican Francis Rooney. The Stemming Warming and Augmenting Pay (SWAP) Act (H.R.4058) has the same two ... more
  • Republican CCLer testifies to Senate
    Republican CCLer testifies to Senate
    In July 2019, a Senate climate committee invited several Republicans to a hearing to share their thoughts on climate change. One of those Republicans was CCL volunteer Nick Huey. Watch and share clips of Nick’s powerful testimony on Facebook , Twitter and Instagram . If you’d like to watch Nick’s entire statement, find it below. This may also be a useful ... more
  • Four new carbon pricing bills
    Four new carbon pricing bills
    Our push for carbon pricing just took some new, exciting steps forward. First, Florida Republican Rep. Francis Rooney has introduced the bipartisan Stemming Warming and Augmenting Pay (SWAP) Act with cosponsor Rep. Dan Lipinski (D-IL) (pictured). Together, these two representatives have also introduced the Raise Wages, Cut Carbon Act. ... more
  • Fee & dividend comes up in Ireland
    Fee & dividend comes up in Ireland
    In 2016 Ireland established a Citizens Assembly consisting of 100 citizens chosen at random. This group met over 12 weekends to be informed by experts and to consider five questions, one of which was, "How can the State can make Ireland a leader in tackling climate change?" The assembly concluded in April 2018, and 80% of the members said they would be ... more
  • Climate measures adopted in Defense bill
    Climate measures adopted in Defense bill
    Last week, the House Representatives passed the National Defense Authorization Act (H.R. 2500).  During floor deliberations of the bill, several amendments that improve climate consideration and resiliency efforts within the Department of Defense (DOD) were submitted. CCL circulated a vote recommendation asking Representatives to support ... more
  • 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

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