Next CCL meetings are on Saturday, May 2nd! 

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 Saturday May 2nd  will be Anthony Leiserowitz
of the Yale Project on Climate Communication.

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 On May 2nd, Tony Leiserowitz will discuss how we can help our friends and neighbors to
understand the urgency of the climate problem, and he will describe  how we can use the 
brand new
Yale Climate Opinion Maps as a tool for advocacy.

You are invited to attend whichever of these Saturday May 2nd CCL meetings is most convenient for you:  

   * southwest suburban chapter meets at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Eden Prairie, at 11:45 am (map)
   * the Edina chapter meets at Edina Community Library, 5280 Grandview Square, at 11:45 am
   * the northwest suburban chapter met at Maple Grove Library, 8001 Main St N in Maple Grove, at 11:45 am
   * the west suburban chapter meets Wayzata Library, 620 Rice St E in Wayzata, at 11:45 am
   * the Minneapolis chapter meets at Linden Hills Park Building, 43rd & Xerxes, starting at 11:45 am
   * the St Croix Valley chapter meets at 10:45 am at Family Means, 1875 Northwestern Av in Stillwater 
   * the Dakota County chapter meets at 10 am at JoJo's Rise and Wine at 12501 Nicollet Av in Burnsville
   * the Northfield chapter meets at 11:45 am at the Masonic Center, corner of West 2nd Street and 
           Linden Street South, in Northfield.  Contact for more information. 

   * the St Paul chapter meets at 11:45 am at Highland Park Community Center ground floor 
        meeting room, 1978 Ford Parkway in St Paul at 11:45 am

   * the Red Wing chapter meets at 11:30 am at the Env. Learning Center, 442 Guernsey Lane, Red Wing
   * For information about the Alexandria chapter meetings send an email to
   * For information about the Prior Lake chapter meetings, send an email to

   * Other CCL chapters in MN are in Duluth/Two Harbors and in Morris.


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

* 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!


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

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


"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