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February Newsletter

Dear CCL State College members, This week I came across The Environmental Voter Project’s recent report titled, “Voter drop-off in Battleground States.” They surveyed and analyzed environmental voters in PA and nine other states in anticipation of the 2022 midterm elections. While young voter turnout drops off in midterm elections in every state in the report, PA stands out with 86% of the environmental voters unlikely to vote in November falling between the ages of 18-34. These voters are most prevalent around the Penn State main campus, as well… Read More »February Newsletter

January 2022 Newsletter

Happy New Year!  Start your year off right by resolving to make a difference on climate policy in 2022.  We all know that our elected officials will not act unless we push them to do so.  We have to show Congress that legislation to cut greenhouse gasses is politically viable.  Each one of us has something we can do.  But we cannot succeed unless we act together and in great numbers.      We invite you to attend the monthly meeting of the State College chapter of Citizens’… Read More »January 2022 Newsletter

Exploring Forest Carbon: Management, Markets & Policy

The Citizens’ Climate Lobby chapters in State College and the Susquehanna Valley presented a special panel discussion on forest carbon on October 12, 2021. The video is available on YouTube. The expert panelists were Ellen Shultzabarger, Pennsylvania State Forester, PA Dept. of Conservation & Natural Resources Kevin Yoder, Forester for the Family Forest Carbon Program, Pennsylvania Nature Conservancy Matt Gabler, Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Forest Products Association The program was researched and organized by Cathy Cullen and Kay Cramer. The Q & A moderator… Read More »Exploring Forest Carbon: Management, Markets & Policy

State College to Glasgow: What’s Happening with Climate Change Solutions

On December 7, 2021, three members of our chapter presented an overview of the developments in Climate Change policy during 2021. Lisa Richardson, Dick Jones, and Sylvia Neely looked at solutions at the local, state, national, and international level. The video is available on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7QtyH3f95NE&t=198s

December 2021 Newsletter

JOIN US FOR A SPECIAL DECEMBER CHAPTER MEETING ON DEC. 7 – Note change of date                Trying to get a handle on all the solutions—both proposed and active—to the climate crisis is a daunting task. Never fear! Your local CCL chapter will break it down for you at our special December meeting which will be held on Zoom only.             “From State College to Glasgow: What’s Happening with Climate Solutions” will be presented at 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, December 7 by chapter co-leaders Sylvia Neely and Lisa Richardson, and… Read More »December 2021 Newsletter

November Newsletter

As we write this, the reconciliation bill is still up in the air.  Citizens’ Climate Lobby will soon launch a calling campaign to members of Congress. This is the next critical time to get a Carbon Fee included in legislation. More information will come from CCL by Tuesday and we will let you know as soon as we have the details. There will obviously be much to discuss when our chapter meets on November 16, but who knows what it will be.  Please plan to… Read More »November Newsletter

October Newsletter

The October newsletter comes to you at an exciting time for climate action.  Below you will read about developments in Congress, what you can do to bolster CCL’s efforts to put a price on carbon, and how to learn more through conferences and presentations.  Please join us for our monthly meeting on October 19 at a new time, 5:30 pm (details below). Legislative UpdateBy Dick Jones  There are clear signs that the U.S. Senate Finance Committee is considering the inclusion of a price on carbon in the federal budget. Details remain to… Read More »October Newsletter

September 2021 Newsletter

Urgent Request Our regular September newsletter is below, but before getting to that we have an urgent request.  Please write and/or call Sen. Bob Casey’s office before Thursday, Sept. 9.  Sen. Casey is a member of the Senate Finance Committee which is meeting on Thursday to complete wording for the large reconciliation bill that will include many measures addressing climate change.  According to Forbes, a price on carbon will be under consideration.  We need to urge Sen. Casey to support this measure.  This may be our last chance to… Read More »September 2021 Newsletter

Letter: Senator Casey should back Carbon fee

By Richard W. Jones Bloomberg News reported Sept. 3 that the Senate Finance Committee is seriously considering putting a $15 per ton price on carbon in the budget reconciliation package. This fee would be paired with a rebate for low-income taxpayers and a border-adjustment tax to ensure that foreign companies can’t take advantage. This is encouraging news. President Joe Biden has set a 50 percent reduction goal for carbon emissions by 2030. Read more at Lock Haven Express

August 2021 Newsletter

Thanks to all callers and letter writersDick Jones has an update on the campaign to call our Senators:             Thank you for your powerful response to CCL’s “all hands on deck” appeal to contact Senators Casey and Toomey in July. We have been able to document that 25 of you made 61 calls! And 39 of you wrote 92 email letters!              We also know that’s a significant undercount because some of you shared our appeal with your friends and… Read More »August 2021 Newsletter