Environment & Energy

A Faithful and Moral Call to Conscience

Emily Sajewski / FCNL

The U.S. Congress is pivotal to national and global efforts to meet the challenge of climate disruption. However, for Congress to be part of the solution, leadership is needed from members of both political parties. FCNL believes that our moral obligation to address climate change and protect vulnerable communities transcends partisanship. By changing the dialogue in Congress on climate change, we are paving the way for meaningful legislative solutions to gain bipartisan support and become law.

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  1. Background Carbon Pricing as a Solution to Climate Change 

    FCNL believes that carbon pricing is one of many essential tools that Congress should use to address climate change and shift towards a clean energy economy. While we have not endorsed any particular bill at this time, we are supportive overall of the efforts from both parties to advance carbon pricing legislation. We hope that the below resources will help our network advocate for just climate policies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and promote equitable communities.

  2. Update Six Ways to Save the planet – and Ourselves  

    This is powerful: hundreds of thousands of people across the globe will participate in a #climatestrike this week through creative, grassroots campaigns and actions. This dramatic momentum will push the demand to reduce carbon emissions. It will raise awareness, and it will spur commitment to change–change that must happen in business and industry, in schools and local communities, and especially policy change by national governments.

  3. Inside the Greenhouse Inside the Greenhouse 

    April 2020

    Inside the Greenhouse is a monthly newsletter about FCNL’s environmental work, ways to engage members of Congress, and stories that impact our work.

  4. Background Endless Wars, Endless Environmental Harm 

    The U.S. military, concerned about impacts on active and current operations, has begun actively preparing their own solutions to address the climate crisis.

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Inside the Greenhouse Inside the Greenhouse 

July 2020

Inside the Greenhouse is a monthly newsletter about FCNL’s environmental work, ways to engage members of Congress, and stories that impact our work.

Press Release Quaker Lobby Endorses House Committee’s Climate Crisis Solutions 

Washington, DC – The Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) endorsed the highly anticipated comprehensive congressional report, Solving the Climate Crisis: The Congressional Action Plan for a Clean Energy Economy and a Healthy and Just America, which the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis released today.

Inside the Greenhouse Inside the Greenhouse 

June 2020

Inside the Greenhouse is a monthly newsletter about FCNL’s environmental work, ways to engage members of Congress, and stories that impact our work.

Update We Cannot Bail Out the Fossil Fuel Industry During a Public Health Crisis 

On April 30, the Federal Reserve expanded its Main Street Lending Program to allow small and mid-size oil companies to access emergency COVID-19 funds. As a result, oil and gas companies have received over $113 million in COVID-19 relief meant for small businesses.

Inside the Greenhouse Inside the Greenhouse 

May 2020

Inside the Greenhouse is a monthly newsletter about FCNL’s environmental work, ways to engage members of Congress, and stories that impact our work.

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