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  • CCL Phone Banking For The Senate
    CCL Phone Banking For The Senate
    By Tony Sirna , CCL Strategy Director CCL is hosting its first nationwide phone banking effort to mobilize supporters to make emails and calls to the Senate asking for a price on carbon in the budget reconciliation bill. We've scheduled a series of virtual phone banks where we will be calling CCL supporters across the country, asking them to contact ... more
  • Weekly Briefing: Major Newspapers Say We Need Price On Carbon
    Weekly Briefing: Major Newspapers Say We Need Price On Carbon
    July 21, 2021 Two major newspapers — the Washington Post and the Houston Chronicle — recently published editorials calling on Congress and the Biden administration to include carbon pricing in climate legislation expected to be taken up this year. Citing Europe’s approach and the need to follow their lead, the Post said, “What is clear is that ... more
  • Weekly Briefing: Starting Now, Contact Senators About Carbon Pricing
    Weekly Briefing: Starting Now, Contact Senators About Carbon Pricing
    July 21, 2021 This is the big moment we’ve been waiting for to get a price on carbon enacted. Between now and September, decisions will be made about climate solutions moving forward in Congress, and now is the time to make our voices heard. “This is what we were built for,” said Danny Richter, CCL’s VP for Government Affairs. “Our organization was built ... more
  • Weekly Briefing: New Contest - Get A Whiff Of The Future
    Weekly Briefing: New Contest - Get A Whiff Of The Future
    July 14, 2021 Ever wonder what the world will smell like in the future if climate change continues on its current course? CCL’s Marketing team did, and they’ve just launched a campaign — “Smells Like Climate Change” — to let everyone know it will really stink if we don’t put a price on carbon. With the aim of generating some buzz and initiating ... more
  • Weekly Briefing:  Let’s Prove Exxon Wrong About A Carbon Tax
    Weekly Briefing: Let’s Prove Exxon Wrong About A Carbon Tax
    July 7, 2021 The climate advocacy world was all abuzz last week with the revelation from an Exxon lobbyist that the company's  support for a carbon tax is a "talking point"  largely because they don't believe it is likely to become law. How does this change what we're doing at CCL? Short answer: It doesn't. "We were never counting on Exxon to get a carbon ... more
  • Weekly Briefing: Fareed Zakaria Tells CNN Audience We Need Carbon Fee and Dividend 
    Weekly Briefing: Fareed Zakaria Tells CNN Audience We Need Carbon Fee and Dividend 
    June 23, 2021 Fareed Zakaria, Washington Post columnist and host of CNN’s “Fareed Zakaria GPS,” used the final four minutes of his show on Sunday to tell his audience that the best way to fight climate change is with a carbon fee and dividend. With our current piecemeal approach of regulations and subsidies, Zakaria said, “The government is adding red ... more
  • Weekly Briefing: New Senate Bill Prices Carbon & Pollutants, Supports Coal Communities
    Weekly Briefing: New Senate Bill Prices Carbon & Pollutants, Supports Coal Communities
    June 16, 2021 The drumbeat to price carbon continues as Senators Sheldon Whitehouse (RI) and Brian Schatz (HI) today introduced the Save Our Future Act, comprehensive legislation that dramatically reduces emissions and protects environmental justice and coal communities. In a statement, CCL Executive Director Mark Reynolds said, “The Save Our ... more
  • Weekly Briefing: 25 Utah Republicans call for carbon pricing
    Weekly Briefing: 25 Utah Republicans call for carbon pricing
    June 9, 2021 In an op-ed published in Salt Lake City’s Deseret News, 25 Utah Republicans endorsed carbon fee and dividend as the best way to bring down the greenhouse gas emissions responsible for climate change. Nineteen of these Republicans are current members of the Utah legislature. The endorsement adds to the momentum building to include carbon ... more
  • CCL Takes Over The Hill
    CCL Takes Over The Hill
    Today only (June 9), check out the homepage of  The Hill  to catch a glimpse of our digital campaign for carbon pricing. This campaign is targeted at congressional agenda setters and influencers and is running all summer. Messages explain the benefits of a carbon price — “Carbon pricing = 50% lower emissions by 2030” and “Carbon pricing means getting ... more
  • Weekly Briefing: Watch - Mark says it’s time to sprint
    Weekly Briefing: Watch - Mark says it’s time to sprint
    June 2, 2021 With less than two weeks before our June 12th virtual conference,  “The Push For a Price On Carbon,”  CCL Executive Director Mark Reynolds has a message for our volunteers: “We’ve been running a marathon for years working to get a price on carbon, and it’s at that point now where it’s sprint time.” Watch Mark’s video message to hear an update on ... more
  • Weekly Briefing: Join Us June 12 To Push For A Carbon Price
    Weekly Briefing: Join Us June 12 To Push For A Carbon Price
    May 26, 2021 As we make the big push to include carbon pricing in climate legislation that moves forward in this Congress, our June 12 conference is designed to help you be an effective advocate for this powerful tool, which can put us on track to reach net zero emissions by 2050. In addition to the stellar lineup of keynote speakers — Jerry Taylor, Jasmine ... more
  • CCL Submits Testimony To The Senate Finance Committee
    CCL Submits Testimony To The Senate Finance Committee
    By Sara Wanous, CCL Research Coordinator On April 27, 2021 the Senate Finance Committee held a hearing on Climate Challenges: The Tax Code’s Role in Creating American Jobs, Achieving Energy Independence, and Providing Consumers with Affordable, Clean Energy . Alex Brill , Research Fellow, AEI testified in the hearing about the benefits of carbon ... more

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