Monthly Updates

March 2023 Newsletter

The accolades for the Inflation Reduction Act and its substantial climate provisions have been coming from all directions.  —Paul Krugman of the New York Times wrote, “ This is a very big deal. The act isn’t, by itself, enough to avert climate disaster. But it is a huge step in the right direction and sets the stage for more action in the years ahead.” —Adam Sobel of  CNN said, “There has never – never – been climate legislation anywhere near this substantial passed in the United States. Not only… Read More »March 2023 Newsletter

February 2023 Newsletter

The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) is a real game-changer for climate change action in the US.  According to the Department of Energy, it “makes the single largest investment in climate and energy in American history.”  But what exactly does it do? To find out, come to the State College CCL monthly meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 21 at 5:30 as we explore the following topics:—What is in the IRA and how much money can I save from tax incentives to increase energy efficiency and reduce energy use? Get up to speed… Read More »February 2023 Newsletter

January Newsletter

Welcome to 2023!  I hope that at the top of your list of New Year’s resolutions was a commitment to do more to stop climate change.  We made substantial progress last year, but the task before us is still large.  Please join CCL to act with others to promote effective and practical solutions. It is only by working together that genuine and lasting change will come.      The next meeting of the State College chapter of Citizens’ Climate Lobby will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 17 at 5:30.  We will… Read More »January Newsletter

October 2022 Newsletter

Introduction to CCL – October 18      Welcome to the new members of Citizens’ Climate Lobby who have signed up this summer at local tabling events or on the national website. The floods in Pakistan and the hurricane in Florida demonstrate that climate change is already posing grave dangers and all of us need to act.  We are grateful that you have chosen CCL as the means by which you can make a difference on climate policy.  But you probably would like to know more about… Read More »October 2022 Newsletter

September 2022 Newsletter

It’s Time to Celebrate!!!    The Inflation Reduction Act was signed by President Biden on August 16, the date of our last monthly meeting.  This month we will be celebrating this momentous step forward in climate action.  We will also celebrate the beginning of a new academic year with all the opportunities that it promises to bring and will make plans for our next steps..  And of course we will celebrate our new CCL members who have joined recently, as well as the veterans who… Read More »September 2022 Newsletter

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