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The Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act
   
was re-introduced as HR 2307 on April 1, 2021 by House Rep. Ted Deutch. To get current co-sponsor totals, click here

CCL November Conference "Grit and Gratitude"

took place on Nov 13-14.  See recordings here

Calling Campaign for a Carbon Price in the Reconciliation Bill  

The House version of the Build Back Better reconciliation bill was passed on 11/19/21 but without a price on carbon.  It 's now in the Senate, where support remains high for a carbon fee, so there is hope yet!  You can still help by contacting your Senator--for instructions: cclusa.org/senate. Want to volunteer for the phonebank?  cclusa.org/phonebank-signup

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Looking for inspiration?

 

Visit our new Climate ARTivism page and explore the lively scene from murals to poetry to music! 

Back to the Table

CCL tablers pass out information, attract kids with activities, chat, provide sign-ups and petitions. It’s a great way to get started as a CCL volunteer. Join the fun! 

The Tacoma Ocean Fest took place on June 6. See Photos

Climate Justice Festival took place on August 1. See Photos

Lakewood Farmers Market took place on August 20. See Photos

The Steilacoom Drive Electric Event took place on September 11. See Photos

Fircrest FIRfest took place on November 6. See Photo

Monthly CO2 Average at Mauna Loa  (Details)

December 2021:  416.71 ppm

December 2020:  414.26 ppm

Last updated: January 5, 2022

Climate News
Legislative Update

Federal

A bipartisan Infrastructure Bill that includes funding aimed at addressing climate issues was signed into law by President Biden on 11/15/21.  A budget reconciliation bill that could include more specific climate measures (including hopefully a carbon fee and dividend) has passed the House and is now in process in the Senate.

State

Olympia had a truly historic legislative session for climate bills! The Clean Fuel Standard (HB1091) and the Climate Commitment Act (SB5126) both passed, among others. You can continue to enter your support for climate bills at the WA State Legislative Website, public testimony.  

 
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Join CCL's Monthly Calling Campaign
 

As empowered citizens, reaching out to our Senators and Representatives is the beginning of building the political will for the climate solutions we all need. Call, write or text today.

In fact, you can become a 5-minute climate activist by joining our CCL Monthly Calling Campaign to call our Members of Congress.  Sign up at CCL National.  You'll be sent a reminder, contact info, and are given an optional script.  It's easy!

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