Category Archives: Letters

Letter #8 – Carbon Pricing is Good!

This letter appeared in the Bloomsburg Press Enterprise on Friday, October 8, in response to a pair of letters published on September 9:

And September 29:

Meanwhile, this week Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse stated that the final reconciliation bill is all but certain to include a price on methane, and is likely to include a price on carbon. Here’s hoping!

Letter #6 – Climate Action Should Unify Parties

Nationally, the Citizens’ Climate Lobby remains laser-focused on passing the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act as a means to slashing America’s annual carbon emissions. Locally, members of our chapter are also concerned about the state of American democracy, especially as states such as Georgia and Texas have moved to curtail voting rights and to make voting more difficult. Since we rely on advocacy and persuasion to achieve our political goals, our efforts are directly threatened by a politics that hopes to weaken grassroots action. In our June letter, Eric C. Miller argues that American politics are in a bad place right now, but that large challenges provide us with opportunities to rise.

As always, learn more about the Energy Innovation Act here.

Letter #4 – PA Should Join Greenhouse Gas Plan

Our fourth letter of 2021 appeared in the Bloomsburg Press-Enterprise on Saturday, May 8. To learn more about the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, check out this explainer from the Natural Resources Defense Council. For more on efforts to block Pennsylvania’s entry, see this recent piece from State Impact Pennsylvania.

Letter #1 – Time to Act!

Today is the first day of the first full week of a brand new year and Bloomsburg CCL is back and re-branded, this time as a town chapter. After a strong start in 2019, the Covid crisis hit Bloomsburg University hard in 2020, and our chapter felt the pain. As part of our continuing adaptation to the state of things, we’ve decided to use our unwelcome new Zoom-based lifestyle to welcome in some new members from the greater Bloomsburg area. We are now bigger and stronger than before, with lots of ambitious plans for the new year. For information on how to get involved, please email us at bloomccl@gmail.com.

Our first letter of 2021 appeared on January 3 in the Press Enterprise. It is co-authored by chapter head Eric C. Miller and CCL Executive Director Mark Reynolds.

Stay tuned for more developments! Read all about the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act here.