Environment / Climate Change RRT

Quote of the week from the Sunrise Movement:
“While the rest of world is rallying to stop climate change, the United States stands alone in opposition.”

“Washington has fallen into the hands of Big Oil’s lobbyists, lawyers, and executives, all of them dead-set on profiting from pollution. Following their advice, Donald Trump pulled out of the Paris agreement.”
“This November, world leaders are meeting to decide what happens next now that the U.S. has withdrawn from Paris. As the nations of the world prepare to gather at the UN Climate Negotiations to move forward with the Paris Agreement, the rest of us have a choice to make.”

“This is a moment of reckoning for all Americans. We must decide who we are, and what we stand for.”

Take action with the Sunrise Movement’s http://app.sender.lt/nuoroda/9d09d1613d2e061fc281595c7976472c/72889d5c420bebabb7f11e72d2ff4270
The Sunrise Movement is collecting objects for
Climate Legacy Time Capsulesitems or letters to the future, 100 years from now, that represent what you love and are fighting to protect. (If you would like to contribute an item, it should be no larger than your fist.)
Bring your objects or letters to F&M College
(College Center, 600 College Ave, Lancaster, PA.) at noon on Saturday, Dec. 18. They will be placed into capsules and transported to Philadelphia City Hall for a dedication ceremony and burial in a Philadelphia community park. See the Sunrise Movement Lancaster Facebook page for more information or email Steven O’Hanlon at sohanlon22@gmail.comsohanlon22@gmail.com

Organization News

A Rep. Smucker office drop-in and drop-off: Tuesday, November 21, 10 am.
Let’s give Lloyd Smucker something to be grateful for this Thanksgiving: 380+ constituent signatures in support of our unique PA Constitutional Amendment that upholds our rights to clean air, water, and environmental protection. Please contact me dianadelucca@verizon.net if you would like to join us for this Tuesday drop off.

Upcoming meeting: Saturday, Dec. 2, 10 am, Lancaster City Library (2nd floor room to your left at the top of stairs). Doug Smith, Lancaster City’s Sustainability Planner, will join us to discuss Lancaster’s Climate Action Plan.
Doug has prepared a
City of Lancaster Greenhouse Gas Inventory that provides good background information on Lancaster’s challenges. He also shared a video link to this great message from Mayor Gray on climate action.

PLEASE follow and encourage others to follow our Facebook page, where new actions will be posted that are not in this email Action Alert.

MOVIE NIGHT
Mark your calendars! Friday, November 10th, the Ephrata Dems screen the film “This Changes Everything” by Naomi Klein, for FREE! Ninety minutes plus discussion. Ephrata Library Exploritorium at 7 PM.

LANCASTER AGAINST PIPELINES
Sign up for breaking news text alerts by texting LAPALERT to 94502

CITIZENS CLIMATE LOBBY ACTION NEEDED TO SUPPORT HUGE DC LOBBY EFFORT!
Issue: Next Tuesday, November 14th, hundreds of citizens from across the nation will meet with members of Congress in Washington, D.C. to ask that carbon fee and dividend legislation be enacted.
To amplify the impact of these meetings and help move Congress a step closer to climate legislation,
please call your legislators THIS WEEK! Use the info below or go to CCL’s page.
Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA) 202-224-6324
Sen. Pat Toomey (R-PA) 202-224-4254
Rep. Lloyd Smucker (R-PA-16) 202-225-2411

Current Status:
Last Wednesday 10 members of the Climate Solutions Caucus gave speeches on the House floor about climate change and what they are doing about it. The Climate Solutions Caucus is now made up of 30 Ds and 30 Rs in the House. A huge component of CCL’s effort is to educate congress people on carbon fee and dividend.
Script:
I’m a constituent and am concerned about finding solutions to the impacts of climate change. Would you like my address to confirm I’m a constituent?
I calling to ask Senator _____________ to enact Citizens’ Climate Lobby’s carbon fee and dividend proposal. Congress should be moving strongly forward on solving the climate problem, rather than pulling back.
This is a very important issue to me because ____________________.
References:
Climate Solutions Caucus videos on House floor.
– This is tangentially connected to CCL and is a fascinating analysis of the failure on Tuesday of Washington’s I-732 ballot measure to pass – the first carbon tax to make it to a vote – insideclimatenews.org

Additional Resources for more Actions:

PA Together’s Climate Action page — including script for Gov. Wolf on joining the U.S. Climate Alliance

Calvin’s Late October Eco-List.

Click here to review: Action Alert, Week of October 30, from Lancaster’s Environment Rapid Response Team

CONTACT INFO
Scott Pruitt on Facebook
phone him: 202-564-4700
email: pruitt.scott@epa.gov

U.S. SENATOR PATRICK TOOMEY
EMAIL FORM ON WEBSITE/SCROLL DOWN FOR PHONE NUMBERS/ADDRESSES
https://www.toomey.senate.gov/?p=contact

FAX HIM HERE
https://faxzero.com/fax_senate.php
TWEET HIM
https://twitter.com/sentoomey

U.S. SENATOR BOB CASEY
EMAIL FORM ON WEBSITE/SCROLL DOWN FOR PHONE NUMBERS/ADDRESSES
https://www.casey.senate.gov/contact
?
FAX HIM HERE
https://faxzero.com/fax_senate.php

or personal fax 202-228-0604
TWEET HIM
https://twitter.com/SenBobCasey

U.S. REPRESENTATIVE LLOYD SMUCKER
51 South Duke St
Suite 201
Lancaster, PA 17602
https://smucker.house.gov/contact

PA SENATOR SCOTT MARTIN
48-50 W. Chestnut Street
Suite 308
Lancaster, PA 17603
LANCASTER PHONE:
(717) 787-6535

HARRISBURG PHONE:
(717) 397-1309
EMAIL:
smartin@pasen.gov

PA SENATOR RYAN AUMENT
301 East Main Street
Lititz, PA 17543
LANCASTER PHONE:
(717) 627-0036

HARRISBURG PHONE:
(717) 787-4420
EMAIL FORM ON WEBSITE
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http://www.senatoraument.com/contact/

 

RESOURCES

PA Environment Daily Blog

Columbia Law Center Sabin Center for Climate Change Law

http://columbiaclimatelaw.com/resources/climate-deregulation-tracker/

http://blogs.law.columbia.edu/climatechange/

NEW! A comprehensive listing of pending environmental lawsuits
http://climatecasechart.com/us-climate-change-litigation/

http://www.sierraclub.org/pennsylvania/legislative-tracker

Lancaster Against Pipelines

https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/subjects/environmental_protection/6038

https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/subjects/energy/6021

https://www.desmogblog.com/