MEDIA RELEASE: Citizens’ Climate Lobby Canada Welcomes Bipartisan Carbon Pricing Bill Just Introduced in CongressRead more
“To call this legislation a breakthrough is an understatement,” said Citizens’ Climate Lobby Executive Director Mark Reynolds. “Any long-term solution needs buy-in from both Republicans and Democrats. And now that their constituents are feeling the negative effects of climate change firsthand, both sides are more willing to cooperate on a solution that brings about real change.”
OPEN LETTER: The Government of Ontario Has Made a Huge Mistake Axing the Office of our Environmental WatchdogRead more
Without a properly function oversight and transparency, Ontario is at risk of joining the ranks of Russia, USA, and Saudi Arabia in their level of commitment to the climate crisis. Is this what we want Ontario: to be in the ranks of Trump, Putin, and Saudi Royalty?
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Greta Thunberg has started a movement called “Fridays for a Future”. Greta asks that people sit outside their parliament buildings and local government buildings on Fridays and strike for the climate. Greta feels that, “If the adults don’t care about our future why should I?” Sudburian, Sophia agrees with Greta, “If adults don’t care about our future why should I? What is the point of going to school?”
Thus, Sophia has decided to join 15-year-old Greta’s “Fridays for a Future” and strike from school one Friday a month to draw attention to the fact that adults are not doing enough…
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Thirteenth time lucky is what the foray onto Parliament Hill will be remembered as. While on the hill, there were indications that carbon fee and dividend was going to be announced as the official backstop policy for pricing carbon pollution. For example, Independent Senator for Edmonton, AB Senator Grant Mitchell said, “You are one of the most successful lobbying groups I have worked with because you are about to get what you lobbied for.” We asked if we could quote him on that and he graciously said, “yes”. CCL Canada has been meeting with Senator Mitchell since November 2011.
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Trudeau said, “It is free to pollute, so we have too much pollution.” He presented the solution simply too, saying, “Starting next year, it will no longer be free to pollute anywhere in Canada. We are going to place a price on the pollution that causes climate change from coast to coast to coast. We’re also going to help Canadians adjust to this new reality.”