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Minnesotans at the Capitol on June 23, 2015
Minnesotans in D.C. on June 23, 2015

Here's info about the next MN CCL meetings!
Most meetings will be on Saturday, September 12th. 

Check here soon to see the times and locations of September CCL meetings across Minnesota!
Pic of Jerry Taylor - guest speaker for Sept 12 CCL meetings The guest speaker (by nat'l conference call) for the September 12th CCL meetings will be Jerry Taylor, author of The Conservative Case for a Carbon Tax.

Jerry Taylor is President of the Niskanen Center, which is a libertarian think tank that develops and promotes proposals to legislative and executive policy makers.  Prior to founding Niskanen Center in 2014, Mr. Taylor spent 23 years at the Cato Institute.

September CCL meetings will be at these times and locations....
....on Saturday September 12:

* at 11:45 am at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Eden Prairie
at Linden Hills Park Building in Minneapolis at 11:45 am
* in Northfield at Masonic Center in Northfield at 11:30. Contact CCLNorthfield@gmail.com for more information about Northfield chapter. 
* in Stillwater, at 10:45 am at  Family Means, 1875 Northwestern Av

The Wayzata chapter will meet on Monday, Sept 14 at 6 pm at Wayzata Library.

* For information about the Alexandria chapter meetings send an email to jjclimatelobby@gmail.com
* For information about the Scott County chapter meetings, send an email to scottcounty@citizensclimatelobby.org.
* The Dakota County chapter will not meet in September, but the chapter leaders encourage everyone to attend "Climb Up for Climate" on Saturday, Sept 5 at 11 am at Barn Bluff in Red Wing.

Check back here soon for details about September CCL meetings in St Paul, Maple Grove, Edina, Morris, and Two Harbors/Duluth.

If you have questions or suggestions, please send them to

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 December National Journal article about this here, and a March Washington Examiner article about it here

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

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!


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

The "REMI" report shows that the Fee and Dividend Act would not only reduce carbon emissions, but it would also be
good for the economy!

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