As Trump slashes climate protections, Green For All founder Van Jones, Vien Truong, Keith Ellison, and dozens of leaders across the country join forces to issue an open letter to Governor Cuomo urging him to lead on climate. Even the House of Cards creator wanted in. Read the story here.
The NY Renews Coalition continues to lead the fight on the ground to commit the state to cut climate pollution 100% by 2050, while prioritizing investment for families on the frontlines, and ensuring a just transition for affected workers. Green For All is proud to support their leadership.
Oregon lawmakers are considering a cap and invest bill that is projected to raise nearly $700 million for Oregon communities. The effort is being led by the Renew Oregon and the Coalition of Communities of Color in partnership with partners across the state. Recently Green For All sat down with Street Roots Portland to talk about the bill -- SB 557 -- that would create #CleanEnergyJobs. Read the story here.
|A coalition of labor, environmental, and frontline groups has come together to put forth a strong proposal to create the first carbon tax in the country that puts frontline communities first. Green For All joins the Alliance for Jobs and Clean Energy in asking Washington leaders to support H.B. 1646. Learn more here. See this fact sheet on the Clean Energy Transition Act.
And in case you missed it, check out Green For All's statement on the defeat of Initiative 732 in 2016. It's important to understand the difference between a carbon tax that puts frontlines first and carbon tax that leaves them behind.
The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) is an effort to curb pollution from the power sector. It charges electricity producers for the carbon pollution they create and invests it in energy savings, renewable energy and energy efficiency. But RGGI must be improved to ensure frontline communities see emission reductions and green investments.
Northeast states participating in RGGI include Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont. Right now, these states are deciding how strong a pollution cap to set for the region.
We're calling on Northeast Governors to double the strength of RGGI and conduct an environmental justice analysis. Will you join us in challenging RGGI states to do more to put #FrontlinesFirst? Join the Green For All Action Network to get started.
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