Environment & Energy

A Faithful and Moral Call to Conscience

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Ask Your Representative to Act on Climate Change

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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. Background Inside the Greenhouse 

    November 2019

    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. Update U.S. Abandons Climate Leadership 

    On Nov. 4, President Trump took formal action to start the yearlong process of withdrawing the United States from the Paris Climate Agreement.

More on Environment & Energy

Update NEPA: The Most Important Law You’ve Never Heard Of  

On Jan. 9, President Trump proposed significant changes to the landmark National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). These changes would allow government projects to move ahead without first reviewing environmental impacts.

Update A Missed Opportunity on Taxes and a Chance to Try Again 

Congress failed to pass a package of key tax credits and extensions that would have benefited 19 million low-income people and updated critical tax credits to encourage solar energy, energy storage, offshore wind, and electric vehicles. But lawmakers soon could have another chance to advance these needed changes.

Background Inside the Greenhouse 

January 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.

Event Building Bipartisan Support for a Livable Climate  

January 12 at 3:00 p.m. EST | Greensboro, NC

Join FCNL lobbyist for sustainable energy and environment, Emily Wirzba, in Greensboro for the program “Building Bipartisan Support in Washington for a Livable Climate.”

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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