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Update When Fire Season Lasts 12 Months, It’s Time To Act 

Here in Sonoma County, we know the impacts of climate change all too well. While our community is incredibly resilient, we have been beaten back numerous times by fires and floods. Our fire season is no longer a season — it’s fire year. Recently, a close friend lost her family home while her parents barely escaped the Bennett Valley hills driving through blinding smoke to safety. Too many here could tell similar stories.

Background Inside the Greenhouse 

July 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.

Update House Appropriations Bills Advance FCNL’s Domestic Priorities 

The House passed several spending bills for fiscal year 2020 in June—including the Labor Health and Human Services (Labor-H), Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (T-HUD), Commerce Justice Science (CJS), Interior Energy and Water, and State Foreign Operations (SFOPs) appropriations bills.

Minute of Concern for Climate Change  

Minute of Concern for Climate Change by Intermountain Yearly Mountain

Background Climate Solutions Caucus in the 116th Congress 

The Climate Solutions Caucus has officially relaunched in this new Congress! The two co-chairs, Rep. Ted Deutch (FL-22) and Rep. Francis Rooney (FL-19), hosted their first members meeting on June 20.

Letter Faith and Environmental Leaders Condemn Clean Power Plan Replacement 

FCNL joined thirteen other organizations in a statement expressing disappointment in the Environmental Protection Agency’s short-sighted decision to replace the Clean Power Plan (CPP) with the Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) Rule.

Letter Faith Groups Urge Robust Funding for Environmental Protection 

On June 17th, FCNL was one of 13 religious organizations that signed a letter to the House of Representatives, urging an appropriations package that provides robust funding for the Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Interior and does not include any anti-environmental riders.

Update FCNL’s Vote Recommendations on FY 2020 Funding Measure 

(Updated June 19, 2019)

This week the U.S. House of Representatives is moving a $1 trillion spending package to fund key federal departments and agencies. In the process of debating and voting on the measure, Members of Congress will be considering multiple amendments.

Update Emily Wirzba Published in Quakers, Creation Care, and Sustainability  

Congratulations to Emily Wirzba, FCNL Legislative Representative for Sustainable Energy and Environment, and our former Program Assistant for Communications, Emmett Witkovsky-Eldred! They wrote a chapter in the book Quakers, Creation Care, and Sustainability entitled “Lobbying for an Earth Restored: Friends Committee on National Legislation.”

Background Inside the Greenhouse 

June 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.

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