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Head of Citizens Climate Lobby to explain ‘How a (Climate) Bill Becomes Law’

October 17, 2013, 11:16 pm

While Congress may seem incapable of agreeing on even how to change a light bulb these days, one upstart nonprofit is lobbying for a nonpartisan solution to one of the most challenging issues of all – climate change.

Mark Reynolds, executive director of Citizens Climate Lobby, will speak in Aspen on Friday, Oct. 18, on why his organization is bullish about getting Congress to put a price on carbon.

Citizens Climate Lobby LogoThe free talk, “How a (Climate) Bill Becomes Law: Inside the Growing Citizens’ Movement to get Congressional Action on Climate Change,” will be at the Aspen Center for Environmental Studies (ACES) at 5:30 p.m.

Reynolds will discuss the prospects for enacting a carbon tax, explain the “carbon fee and dividend” approach that his organization advocates, and describe CCL’s unique direct-lobbying strategy.

Founded in 2007, Citizens Climate Lobby has a 50-state, 435-district strategy for advocating for climate legislation, and is doubling in size annually. Reynolds will be in the area to launch the Roaring Fork Valley group of CCL, which will be the first in Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District.

For more information, call Dave Reed at (970) 366-8766.




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