Monthly Updates

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

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

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