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Interviews with the Four Candidates for Tacoma Port Commissioner on 9/22
Videos coming soon
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

Senate and House Calling Campaigns

The CCL Senate calling campaign far exceeded its goal!  Over 50,000 emails and phone calls asking for a price on carbon flooded Senate offices over the last three weeks. Thanks to all who participated!  If you missed it, it’s not too late to contact your Senator: cclusa.org/senate

 

And now the House! A similar push is on until August 31st to call our representatives and ask for a price on carbon (“and dividend" can be part of the message). For instructions:  cclusa.org/house  Want to volunteer for the phonebank?  cclusa.org/phonebank-signup. This effort can influence policy in the budget reconciliation bill coming up. With everyone's help, the CCL House calling campaign will be just as successful as the Senate one!

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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

At last, CCL tablers can get out in public and promote the fight against climate change in person! What is tabling? We 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! Contact Linda Cohan for more information.

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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

Monthly CO2 Average at Mauna Loa  (Details)

August 2021:  414.47 ppm

August 2020:  412.78 ppm

Last updated: September 7, 2021

Climate News

From Richard Heinberg of the Post Carbon Institute (9/17/21), The Only Long-Range Solution to Climate Change

Also from Vox (9/12/21), How to end the American obsession with driving

From Vox (9/10/21), What’s the worst that could happen?

From Undark (9/9/21), Opinion: The Messy Truth About Carbon Footprints

From The Guardian (9/8/21), Vast majority of fossil fuels 'must stay in the ground' to stem climate crisis

Legislative Update

Federal

A bipartisan Infrastructure Bill that includes funding aimed at addressing climate issues passed the Senate on August 10th.  A budget reconciliation bill that could include more specific climate measures (including hopefully a carbon fee and dividend) is now in process.

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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Upcoming Chapter Events
  • Book Group Meeting
    ZOOM
    Oct 06, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
    ZOOM
    Reading articles from The Economist's Climate Newsletter
  • Chapter Meeting
    ZOOM
    Oct 27, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
    ZOOM
    Program: TBD
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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