Register now for the 2015 CCL International Conference and
Lobby Day, June 21 to 23 in Washington D.C. 
 
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 Next CCL meetings are on Saturday, February 7th! 

CCL meetings are generally held all across the U.S.A. and Canada on the first Saturday of each month. 
Each month, a notable speaker on a topic related to climate change speaks to the CCL meetings all across
the USA and Canada by phone conference call. 

Guest speaker on Feb. 7 will be Keya Chatterjee of  U. S. Climate Action Network

Keya Chatterjee US Climate Action NetworkWhat other organizations are working on climate change and what are they up to?
To find out, we’ll hear from Keya Chatterjee, executive director of the US 
Climate Action Network.
 Prior to joining USCAN, Keya served as Senior Director for Renewable Energy and Footprint
Outreach at the World Wildlife Fund (WWF). Before that, She was a Climate Change
Specialist at USAID. Keya is also the author of 
The Zero Footprint Baby: How to Save the
Planet While Raising a Healthy Baby.

Here are the locations and start times for the CCL meetings in Minnesota on February 7th: 
   * the southwest suburban chapter - at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Eden Prairie, at 11:45 am (map)
   * the Lake Minnetonka area chapter -  at Wayzata Library at 11:45 am
   * the Edina chapter - at Edina Library, 5124 Gus Young Lane in Edina, starting at 11:45 am
   * the Minneapolis chapter - at Linden Hills Park Building, 43rd & Xerxes, starting at 11:45 am
   * the Northwest Suburban chapter - at 11:45 am at Maple Grove Library (map)
   * the St Paul chapter - at 11:45 am at Macalester Campus Center building, 2nd floor, 1600 Grand Ave
   * the St Croix Valley chapter - at 10:15 am at Family Means, 1875 Northwestern Av in Stillwater 
   * the Dakota County chapter - at 10 am at JoJo's Rise and Wine at 12501 Nicollet Av in Burnsville
   * the Northfield chapter - at 11:45 am at the Masonic Center, corner of West 2nd Street and
           Linden Street South, in Northfield.  Contact CCLNorthfield@gmail.com for more information. 
   * the Red Wing chapter - at 11:30 am at the Environmental Learning Center, 442 Guernsey Lane, Red Wing
   * For information about the Alexandria chapter meetings send an email to jjclimatelobby@gmail.com.
   * Other CCL chapters in MN are in Duluth/Two Harbors, and in Morris.
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NY Republican Congressman plans to present a "pro-science" climate bill


New York Republican Congressman Chris Gibson announced on December 4th  that he will introduce a bill on
climate change that will "help others recognize the reality of the situation."  He added "we have to operate in
the realm of knowledge and science."  You can see a National Journal article about this here.

If your representative in the U.S. House or Senate is a Republican, please print the article and send it to
him or her with a hand-written cover letter asking the rep to support the initiative by Rep. Gibson!

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Look who's calling for a carbon tax...

* Hank Paulson, Treasury Secretary under Pres. George W. Bush from 2006 to 2009, in a commentary titled
"The Coming Climate Crash" which appeared in the New York Times on 6/21/2014.

* Four Republican ex-Administrators of the EPA

* Leading economic advisors to Presidents Nixon, Reagan, George H.W. Bush & George W. Bush, and to candidates John McCain and Mitt Romney

* An anonymous Republican Congressional staffperson

* Fox News commentator John Stossel (even tho in the same interview he says "the climate argument is absurd").

* The London School of Economics...."a uniform global price on carbon would be an ideal tool to reduce greenhouse gas emissions
sharply in a cost-effective way, based on the principle that the "polluter pays".

* And "more than two dozen of the nation's largest corporations, including five major oil companies" are building it into their plans!


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The Carbon Fee and Dividend Act 

 The science is clear - climate change is real, it's serious and it's being caused mostly by humans burning fossil fuels.  And, it's clear that if we don't take strong action ASAP to reduce fossil fuel use, climate change will have terrible impacts on the lives of our children and grand children later this century.

At Citizens Climate Lobby, we believe that our national policy on climate change should be a match for the science. Toward that end, we offer the following legislation that will achieve the critical goals needed to avert catastrophic climate change. We believe this legislation can achieve these goals while at the same time shielding Americans from the financial impact of transitioning to a clean-energy economy. Our volunteers are bringing this proposal to their members of Congress. If you would like to take our legislation to your member of Congress, please get in touch and we'll be happy to support your efforts. Write to us at
ccl@citizensclimatelobby.org.

Find out more about Citizens Climate Lobby at the national organization's website

Or see CCL Executive Director Mark Reynolds explain the Fee & Dividend proposal on the Thom Hartmann show here...

Download PDF with information about Fee and Dividend!

Did you know that many top Republican economic advisers support a carbon tax? 
See what they're saying
here!

 

Most impressive is the work of Citizens Climate Lobby, a relatively new, fastgrowing, nonpartisan, nonprofit group with 60 chapters across the United States and Canada. If you want to join the fight to save the planet, to save creation for your grandchildren, there is no more effective step you could take than becoming an active member of this group."

- Dr. James Hansen, head of Goddard Institute for Space Studies, NASA

 

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