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Update On Earth Day, Speak Out for Global Action on Climate Change 

Every Earth Day, we are reminded that all life on this planet is interconnected. We remember that the natural world is sacred and that we have a lot of work left to do to protect our ecosystems and atmosphere.

Seeks Series 

A Friend in Washington Project

This Spring, an unconventional Friend in Washington joins FCNL at 205 C. St. Joey Hartmann-Dow is a Young Adult Friend from Philadelphia Yearly Meeting, currently collaborating with FCNL to create a series of comic books about citizen lobbying.

Inside the Greenhouse 

March

Inside the Greenhouse is a monthly newsletter that provides insight into FCNL’s environmental work, discusses opportunities to engage members of Congress on environmental issues, and shares stories of your work around the country. This year, our climate team is joined by FCNL’s Advocacy Corps, a group of 20 young people nationwide, in working for congressional action on climate change.

Update Congress Writes a Check to Balance Trump's Anti-Environment Agenda 

What the 2018 Omnibus Spending Bill Means For Climate, Energy and the Environment

On March 22nd, Congress approved a $1.3 trillion spending bill. This omnibus spending bill outlines the money that will be allocated to federal agencies and programs for the remainder of 2018.

Statement FCNL Submits Comments on Clean Power Plan Repeal 

The Clean Power plan was first proposed in June 2014 and represented the most ambitious step at the federal level to regulate greenhouse gas emissions.

Inside the Greenhouse 

February

Inside the Greenhouse is a monthly newsletter that provides insight into FCNL’s environmental work, discusses opportunities to engage members of Congress on environmental issues, and shares stories of your work around the country.

Federal Government Grapples with Hydrofluorocarbon Phasedown 

On Feb. 16th a bipartisan group of senators introduced the American Innovation and Manufacturing Act to address hydrofluorocarbons, an incredibly potent greenhouse gas.

Statement FCNL Applauds Challenges and Prizes for Climate Act 

On February 15th, the bipartisan Challenges and Prizes for Climate Act of 2018 was introduced in Congress by Reps. Dan Lipinski (D, IL-03) and John Faso (R, NY-19), both members of the Climate Solutions Caucus.

Update Analysis of Domestic Policy Priorities in the Recent Budget Deal 

After struggling for months to agree upon a budget outline, in the early morning hours of February 9, Congress passed the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018. While there were some major disappointments in that budget deal, namely the huge increases to defense spending and the failure to address Dreamers, there were also some notable wins, particularly for a few key domestic policy priorities.

Background Congress Must Stand Up for Diplomacy 

“If you want to make peace, you don’t talk to your friends. You talk to your enemies.” The Trump administration would do well to remember this truism from former Israeli defense minister Moshe Dayan.

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