Wednesday, April 22, 2020 is the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day, and this year’s theme is climate action! In the face of the global coronavirus pandemic, a mighty coalition of Earth Day groups is busy imagining, planning, and creating new ways to raise our voices in support of climate action while doing our part to protect everyone’s health by cancelling or postponing all physical gatherings. This month’s action is to join this effort. Sign up with Earth Day Live right now to get updates on virtual actions you can participate in!JOIN EARTH DAY LIVE
A new proposal from the administration is aimed at blocking the federal government from analyzing the impacts of federal projects on climate change, and fundamentally weakening the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), our bedrock environmental law. This time-limited action provided tools to comment on this disastrous proposal during the public comment period, which is now over.
Congress can take action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and support the transition to clean energy. One approach is to extend and expand tax credits for renewable energy and battery storage that have helped drive investments in clean energy and begun decarbonizing our electricity sector. This action was aimed at a 2019 proposal to exapand clean energy tax credits.TAKE ACTION
Momentum is building for bold federal climate action. It’s vital that we support all serious proposals for strong, fair, effective climate solutions legislation and don’t allow differences about favored solutions to prevent action. The Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act (H.R. 763) and The Green New Deal, are both good plans. Learn about and support both!LEARN MORE!
With all the chaos and distraction the Congress faces, it’s up to us to keep their focus on climate action!
The more they hear from voters that our top priority is climate change solutions, the more likely it is they will work constructively on enacting them. Find ways to tell your Members of Congress to make climate action their top priority!FIND YOUR MEMBERS OF CONGRESS!