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Background Bill Analysis: The Climate Action Rebate Act of 2019 

On July 25, 2019, Sen. Chris Coons (D, DE), Sen. Diane Feinstein (D, CA), and Rep. Jimmy Panetta (D, CA-20) introduced the Climate Action Rebate Act of 2019 (S. 2284/H.R. 4050).

Background Bill Analysis: The Stemming Warming and Augmenting Pay (SWAP) Act 

On July 25, 2019, Reps. Francis Rooney (FL-19) and Dan Lipinski (IL-03) introduced the bipartisan H.R. 4058, the Stemming Warming and Augmenting Pay (SWAP) Act 9 (H.R. 4058).

Background Bill Analysis: The Raise Wages, Cut Carbon Act of 2019 

On July 25, 2019, Rep. Dan Lipinski (D, IL-03) and Rep. Francis Rooney (R, FL-19) introduced the bipartisan Raise Wages, Cut Carbon Act of 2019 (H.R. 3966).

Update Drilling Sacred Lands: A Monumental Disgrace 

Two national monuments are facing potential pollution, contamination, and desecration. When the administration revoked the protected status of Bears Ears Monument and Chaco Canyon, it opened the land to drilling and mining putting the environment at risk while breaching the trust and sovereignty of tribal nations.

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.

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