Marin Chapter Newsletter               June 1, 2017
Marin Board of Supervisors 
Unanimously Endorse CCL's Proposal
On May 23, our Marin Supervisors unanimously endorsed CCL's proposal urging Congress to enact a revenue neutral, fully refunded carbon fee, dividend and border carbon duty. Thanks are due to Supervisors Kate Sears and Damon Connolly and staff  Leslie Alden and Maureen Parton for their leadership. CCL members David Kunhardt and Robert Archer lead the effort. Here is the resolution. Read all about it in the Marin Independent Journal article of May 28. 

Marin now joins other U.S. municipalities calling on Congress to get its act together. Those in California include: 

San Francisco
Santa Monica
San Luis Obisbo
Los Altos
El Cerrito
Morro Bay
Make Your Voice Heard in Support of CCL's Lobby Day! 
Guess how many constituent phone calls in a day are considered a "flood" by a Congressional office? Answer: just 10. You can support the 950 CCL volunteers who will roam the marble halls on Tuesday, June 13 by calling your 3 representatives on Friday, June 9, over the weekend (leave a message) or on Monday, June 12.   Here's the information.  There's more on CCL Community and FB.
It's easy. Please mark your calendar! 
Marin Membership Meetings Continue on 
June 25
Our next membership meeting will take place on Sunday, June 25, 4-6 PM in Tiburon. 

We'll report from the National Conference and Lobbying  from those who were there. 

These meetings are a great way to get more involved and up to speed  on CCL's proposal, dive into CCL's rich web resources, connect with others and plug into the action teams we've created to continue the momentum -- and hope. 

Please mark your calendar and RSVP to  Marcy  for details. 
Activate Your Group with a CCL Presentation
One of the best ways to spread the word about CCL's proposal is to arrange for a presentation to your group -- friends, associates, school, club, place of worship -- anywhere you can assemble an audience. We have experienced speakers eager to educate. Contact Peter Joseph. 
Country First: Fighting Trump on Climate, California Becomes a Global Force
L.A. Smog, before the Clean Air Act 
Read the NY Times story about California's efforts to circumvent the administration's dangerous and regressive climate policies. 
West Coast Members of Congress to Governors: “Our States Must Continue to Form a ‘Green Wall’ and Maintain Climate Leadership”
Washington, D.C., May 31 – Representatives Jared Huffman (CA-02), Earl Blumenauer (OR-03), and Suzan DelBene (WA-01) today led a group of 18 other West Coast members of the U.S House of Representatives in calling on the Governors of California, Oregon, and Washington to continue their climate leadership and to uphold the core tenets and goals of the landmark Paris Agreement on climate change. The letter to Governors Kate Brown, Jerry Brown, and Jay Inslee follows reports that Donald Trump is planning to withdraw the United States from the agreement. Here's their letter. 
Hee's Back! Al Gore Returns with 
An Inconvenient Sequel -- July 28
Actually, Al Gore never paused. He's been busy training thousands all over the world to speak out. Many of us were awakened to the climate threat by An Inconvenient Truth  eleven short years ago. Stand by for the sequel, arriving in theaters July 28. It looks thrilling! We'll organize an event around the opening, so stay tuned.
Also From Al Gore: For Policy Wonks 
  Download it here  for a seriously deep dive into carbon pricing policy
  The Conservative Climate Plan Explained in this Excellent TED Talk
Want some great talking points? Memorize this speech. Ted Halstead, creator of the Climate Leadership Council  (Shultz, Baker, Paulson, Mankiw, Walton, et al, with CCL as a partner) , explains in this lucid 13 minute TED talk  why a revenue neutral, fully refunded carbon fee, dividend and border carbon duty can be conservatives' escape ladder from denial to action and one which progressives can support. 
Carbon Tax Center analysis: The Shultz/Baker plan would allow the U.S. to meet its Paris commitment, despite Trump
ICYMI: CCL Hero Featured in
The New York Times
Marin Action Teams Want You!
We're all volunteers, and you don't need to be an expert to help. 
One of the best ways to get involved is to...just get involved! Our action team leaders invite you to participate. Teams include:
If your skill set resonates with any of these teams, please contact Molly Whiteley with your interest.

Still a Hot Topic: The Fate of California's Cap and Trade Program 
There's important movement afoot regarding California's existing carbon emissions reduction program, now facing major challenges. Members of the state legislature have introduced a hybrid bill that includes features of a carbon fee and dividend. While nationally CCL remains laser focused on Congress and a carbon fee, CCL supports volunteers who have formed a separate organization to help it along. The politics around this bill are moving very fast, and lobbying in Sacramento is under way. If you want to "act locally," full details are at
And Now, the Bad News
And Now, The Good News
The Medical Society Consortium on Climate and Health,  which  recently launched, promotes professional medical society education and action on climate change. They're comprised of most of the medical specialty organizations in the U.S., which represent 400,000 physicians. They still need to specify the remedy, like any competent physician should. (Hint: It's our carbon fee, which doctors can understand.)

The PBS NewsHour on  conservatives urging climate action

800 CCL'rs on the Capitol Steps, June, 2016 lobby day
There will be over 1,000 this year! 
Join the Intro Call every Wednesday at 5 PM then the Climate Advocate training, the 3rd and 4th Wednesday of each month at 5 PM PT 

Email  with questions or comments. Apologies for multiple postings
CCL NorCal Regional Conference, February, 2017