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. The Senate will vote on a revised version later this year. You can still help by contacting your Senator. For instructions see cclusa.org/senate. Want to volunteer for the phonebank? cclusa.org/phonebank-signup.
"Fight Mean, Go Green" Campaign
Because of the war in Europe, the President is under extra pressure to increase the use of fossil fuels. Stand up to Putin and support Ukraine! Contact Biden, "let him know that Americans support moving to clean energy."
Read the U.S. House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis action plan, "Solving the Climate Crisis."
"Invest in Our Planet"
Word cloud by CCL Tacoma members
CCL Tacoma is now on Twitter (@CCLTacoma) and Instagram (ccl_tacoma) Visit us soon!
"From the Snake River to Salish Sea" Spirit of the Waters
Totem Journey sponsored by Se'Si'Le
Friday, May 20, 6-8 pm
St. Leo's Parish, 710 S 13th St.
Back to the Table
CCL tablers pass out information, attract kids with activities, chat about climate action, provide sign-ups and petitions. It’s a great way to get started as a CCL volunteer. Join the fun! Contact Linda Cohan to sign up.
Tacoma Ocean Fest, Sunday, June 12 from 10am-5 pm, Foss Waterway Seaport,
Past Events 2022:
"Watts Up!" Solar Project Ribbon-cutting and Sustainability Fair
at Hilltop Heritage Middle School took place on Friday, April 22.
Tree Giveaway and Planting at the Homeownership Center in Hilltop took place on February 19. See Photo
Swan Creek Park, took place on March 19. 100 Western redcedars were planted in partnership with Forest Health Watch, Metroparks Tacoma, and WSU.
Monthly CO2 Average at Mauna Loa (Details)
April 2022: 420.23 ppm
April 2021: 419.05 ppm
Last updated: May 5, 2022
From SciAm (5/6/22), Rechargeable Molten Salt Battery Freezes Energy in Place for Long-Term Storage
From E&E News and SciAm (4/11/22), Scientists Risk Arrest to Demand Climate Action
From Richard Heinberg (3/2022), Museletter #349: After the Ukraine Invasion
From the NY Times (3/22/22), 'OK Doomer' and the Climate Advocates Who Say It's Not Too Late
A bipartisan Infrastructure Bill that includes major funding aimed at addressing climate issues in many ways was signed into law by President Biden on 11/15/21.
The Build Back Better budget reconciliation bill passed the House and is now in process in the Senate, but has no fee on carbon as yet. As new CCL President Madeleine Para said, "No matter what, this one particular bill is not the end for action on climate. It is part of an ongoing effort to enact policies that will ensure we return to a healthy climate."
The 2022 short session closed on March 10. Our 27th district representative Jake Fey helped craft MoveAheadWashington, the largest and most environmentally sustainable transportation package in state history!
For future reference, you can enter your support for climate bills at the WA State Legislative Website, public testimony.
Join CCL's Monthly Calling Campaign
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!