Monthly Updates

August 2022 Newsletter

Inflation Reduction Act Needs Our Support      Good news! An agreement was reached between Senator Joe Manchin and Majority Leader Schumer that may make it possible to pass the (newly renamed) Inflation Reduction Act.  The Senate is expected to vote on this bill this week. This bill is a reduced and modified version of the Reconciliation Bill, also sometimes called the Build Back Better Bill.    Let’s get this bill over the finish line. Please call Senator Casey this week!  Notice that this action involves only Democrats.  If your Representative… Read More »August 2022 Newsletter

July Newsletter

No regular monthly meeting this month. Instead we encourage you to join our tabling at the Arts Festival and then get together for a social event on Sunday, July 24.  This newsletter contains news from our chapter, actions you can take for the midterm elections, notices of community events, and a review of a climate book.   Join Us for Social Event     Arts Fest, Wing Fest, Spikes games, and farmer’s markets. Summer is in full swing in State College and that makes it a… Read More »July Newsletter

June Newsletter

Dear CCL members,     A few days ago, some of my friends were commenting that many things are going wrong with the world, and they wished there was something they could do.  While the problems may seem overwhelming, all of us working together can make a difference.  You have taken a first step by reading an email from Citizens’ Climate Lobby, an organization that brings together 200,000 volunteers from all over the world to attempt to halt the destructive power of climate change.  CCL has always understood that climate change… Read More »June Newsletter

May 2022 Newsletter

Dear CCL members,      Are you finding it difficult to keep up with all the climate-related news?  Despite subscribing to several email newsletters, attending webinars online, and reading daily newspapers and climate books, I find that I miss out on many things.  Another problem I have encountered is that a simple headline in the news might leave me with questions that are not easily answered from traditional news sources.       To partially address these concerns, we are starting a new section of our monthly newsletter… Read More »May 2022 Newsletter

April 2022 Newsletter

Dear CCL State College members,       In addition to the devastation visited upon the people of Ukraine, the invasion of that country has also upended energy markets, increased fuel prices, and brought greater attention to the need for a swift transition away from fossil fuels.  What can we do to support the people of Ukraine and help bring about the transition to clean energy?  Citizens’ Climate Lobby is starting a program called “Stand with Ukraine” to address these issues.  At our monthly meeting on April 19, we will… Read More »April 2022 Newsletter

March 2022 Newsletter

Dear CCL State College members, The horrors taking place in Ukraine have us all riveted to our news sources.  We feel helpless to aid the victims of these atrocious and senseless incidents of cruelty and oppression.  But, fortunately, there is something that we can do to make a difference–at least in the long run.  We can stop enriching the coffers of petro states by refusing to buy their oil and by speeding the transition away from fossil fuels.  This will deprive dictators of the resources… Read More »March 2022 Newsletter

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

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