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Background Resolving Climate Change for Future Generations 

When I first walked through FCNL’s doors, a 2013 college graduate filled with zeal to change the world, I knew a few things. First, I was passionate about climate change and environmental issues. Second, I wanted to enact structural change to address the problem and was eager to see how lobbying and advocacy could make a difference.

Background 50 Years After the First Earth Day, Congress Must Address the Climate 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.

Letter Faith Organizations Call for Withdrawal of Proposed NEPA Changes 

FCNL joined 19 other faith organizations in submitting a comment to the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) on the proposed changes to the landmark National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The comment urges CEQ to withdraw its proposed changes, which would limit opportunities for affected communities to be heard and hinder the scope of analysis for environmental impacts.

Letter FCNL and 25 Organizations Call on Congress to Prioritize Clean Energy Tax Incentives 

FCNL was one of 25 national organizations, including environmental and renewable trade associations, to urge Congress to prioritize enacting a robust package of critical clean energy tax incentives this year. Specifically, the letter asks Congress to update and extend tax incentives for clean energy, energy storage, energy efficiency, and electric vehicles, actions that are essential for addressing climate change.

Letter 21 Faith Organizations Call on Congress to Mitigate Damage from Border Wall Construction 

FCNL joined 20 other religious organizations in submitting a statement to the House Homeland Security Committee titled “Examining the Effect of the Border Wall on Private and Tribal Landowners.” The comment states that “the rampant use of waivers and eminent domain to further border wall construction harms human communities and wildlife, and interferes with the sovereignty of indigenous communities in the border region.”

Legislative Ask Lobby Ask for Spring Lobby Weekend 2020 

There is growing bipartisan agreement in Congress that climate change is real and worsened by human activity, and that federal legislation must be a part of any effort to address the climate crisis.

Background Senate Climate Solutions Caucus in the 116th Congress 

The Senate Climate Solutions Caucus continues to grow in 2020, demonstrating a bipartisan desire to engage on climate change!

Update The President’s Budget is Out: Here are Five Areas of Concern 

Perhaps the best thing that can be said about President Trump’s budget request for Fiscal Year 2021 is that Congress will likely ignore it.

Background Inside the Greenhouse 

February 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.

Letter FCNL and 26 Faith Communities Call on EPA to Add PFAS to Toxics List 

FCNL joined 26 other faith communities in sending a comment to the Environmental Protection Agency calling for the addition of all per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) to the Toxics Release Inventory (TRI). PFAS are chemicals that accumulate in the human body and have harmful environmental impacts. Strengthening regulatory standards and procedures surrounding these harmful chemicals furthers FCNL’s mission of seeking an earth restored.

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