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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.

Update Connected Crises: COVID-19 and Climate Change 

We are living in a time of concurrent global crises. There is the COVID-19 pandemic at the forefront of our minds. It is forcing us to stay home, constantly wash our hands, and wonder when this time of uncertainty will end. Despite this immediate threat, there is still the persistently looming climate crisis. While its presence may be less obvious, it continues to affect communities across the world.

Update Earth Day Turns 50: Stories From the FCNL Community 

When I was young, I always associated Earth Day with tie dye. That’s because every year, my school would gather giddy children in the gymnasium, and we would dye shirts with every color combination imaginable before going to our respective clean-up projects.

Background 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.

Update A Trip to Georgia Serves as a Reminder of the Power of Local Advocacy 

Working on Capitol Hill is exhilarating, rewarding and at times suffocating. So, when I traveled to coastal Georgia to visit family at the end of February, it was a welcome respite from the constant political news cycle.

Update A look back: Virtual Spring Lobby Weekend 2020! 

Hundreds of young advocates from all around the U.S. brought a clear and compelling message to Congress: now is the time to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, mitigate the damage already being done by climate change, and protect vulnerable communities by passing carbon pricing legislation.

Washington Newsletter Washington Newsletter: The Climate Crisis Is a Human Crisis 

At no time since we first celebrated Earth Day 50 years ago have we experienced such an environmental crisis as today. Climate change and the depletion of the Earth’s ecosystems are having a devastating impact on us all. Last year, we ended the hottest decade and second hottest year in modern history.

Event Earth Day 2020 

April 22 at 12:00 p.m. EDT | Zoom Videoconference

Join us on April 22 for an online lobby training on carbon pricing to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day featuring Alicia Cannon from FCNL’s Sustainable Energy and Environment team.

Background Young Adults Virtually Lobby for Climate Solutions 

More than 450 young adults from 40 states have registered to virtually attend Spring Lobby Weekend (SLW), March 29-31. They will attend from meetings, churches, colleges, and universities.

Background FCNL Gets a Platinum Rating for Being Green 

When FCNL finished renovations in 2005, it earned a notable honor: 245 2nd Street became the first green building on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. Now, more than a decade later, FCNL’s drive to minimize its environmental footprint has earned it a platinum rating, the highest level for a green building.

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