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  • 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
  • Community Release - July 15, 2019
    Community Release - July 15, 2019
    What's a release? Simply put, a release is a package of software updates consisting of new features and bug fixes that are ready to deploy. On CCL Community, we'll release updates every other Monday. New features Send to All option when creating an email list. This is BIG . The second-most popular feature request was the following: "As a group leader, I ... 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
  • 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
  • July Actions & Speaker - Drew Jones, Co-Founder and Co-Director of Climate Interactive
    July Actions & Speaker - Drew Jones, Co-Founder and Co-Director of Climate Interactive
    Drew Jones will be the featured monthly speaker for CCL groups on Saturday July 13th, at 1:00 pm ET / 10:00 am PT during Citizens' Climate Lobby's monthly call. Jones, is Co-Founder and Co-Director of Climate Interactive, a think tank that provides modeling for climate policies and tools, giving policy-makers a realistic view of what's needed to ... more
  • Citizens’ Climate Radio Ep. 37: Pitching and Performing for Climate
    Citizens’ Climate Radio Ep. 37: Pitching and Performing for Climate
    Citizens’ Climate Radio is a monthly podcast hosted by CCL volunteer Peterson Toscano. Browse all our past episode recaps  here , or listen to past episodes  here , and check out the latest episode in the post below. There is a growing movement among professional athletes. More and more of them, like Milwaukee Brewers pitcher  Brent Suter , are using ... 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

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