Citizen activists want to perserve livable world

Posted5/30/2019 1:00 AM

Thanks for Burt Constable's excellent front-page story "Environmentalists putting pedal, mettle toward climate change" on the Citizens' Climate Lobby volunteers biking to Washington, D.C. He paints a picture of levelheaded, responsible folks committed to exercising their power as citizens to affect policy.

The mission of Citizens' Climate Lobby is "to create the political will for climate solutions by enabling individual breakthroughs in the exercise of personal and political power."


We happen to be lobbying for the most effective climate policy currently in Congress, the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act of 2019 (H.R. 763), but I am grateful that this piece also highlighted the fact that the work is done by normal folks who care enough about preserving a livable world to become citizen-activists. Anyone who wants Ailes's question, "Will we do enough, soon enough?" to be answered in the affirmative should consider following his example -- not necessarily by riding a bicycle 900 miles, but by volunteering with Citizens' Climate Lobby.

Terry Quain


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