Purpose

We are the Yolo County Chapter of Citizens' Climate Lobby, working together with other CCL chapters and climate advocates throughout the U.S. and world to pass economically practical legislation for solving the problem of greenhouse gas induced global warming. See our latest newsletter here.

JANUARY Meeting

The January meeting will be via Zoom on Thursday, January 19 at 7:00 PM. We will start planning out activities for 2023. The February meeting will likely be in-person, February 16 at 7:00 PM, location TBA.

2023 - Growing Climate Solutions Act Passes, Signed into Law

President Biden on Thursday signed H.R. 2617, the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2023, making consolidated appropriations for the fiscal year ending Sept. 30, 2023, and for providing emergency assistance for the situation in Ukraine, and for other purposes.

Rep. Abigail Spanberger, D-Va., noted that the act includes the Growing Climate Solutions Act that she and Rep. Don Bacon, R-Va., introduced in the House. Spanberger said that the Growing Climate Solutions Act will create a registration program at the Agriculture Department for those involved in carbon credit markets. “By providing greater transparency and USDA oversight of these markets, this law will help reduce technical entry barriers that prevent farmer and forest landowner participation in carbon credit markets,” Spanberger said.

CCL has been actively lobbying for the Growing Climate Solutions Act for the last couple years and is thrilled to see it become enacted.

Yolo CCL Leaders Meet with Congressman Mike Thompson

Congressman Mike Thompson and aide Lucy Brazil met with Yolo CCL leaders in Davis on October 26. We thanked him for his authoring of the Green Act, which ended up being 85% of the climate actions included in the Inflation Reduction Act. We had an excellent discussion of the current political scene and the potential for climate legislation in 2023, including carbon border adjustments, permitting reform for green infrastructure, and defending the climate provisions of the IRA.


Major Climate Legislation Passes Senate and House!

From CCL National:

August 12, 2022 – Today, the U.S. House passed the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022, putting the U.S. on a path to at least 40% emissions reduction by 2030. House passage comes less than a week after the legislation passed the U.S. Senate, meaning the bill has now cleared all legislative hurdles and is on its way to President Biden’s desk to be signed into law.

CCL is thrilled to see, for the first time, the U.S. Congress taking action that reflects the scale of the climate problem. Our organization’s grassroots energy helped keep climate change on the agenda for congressional action throughout months of an uncertain reconciliation process. Our supporters generated more than 200,000 calls and emails to Congress since last July, urging lawmakers to be as ambitious as possible with their climate action. We’re proud to be part of the robust climate movement that helped this day arrive.

Woodland City Council Passes Climate Safe California Endorsement

Our thanks to the Woodland City Council for passing a resolution to endorse the Climate Safe California Platform, which was supported by Yolo CCL and other local groups.

American Petroleum Institute proposes a carbon price


The American Petroleum Institute (API), the country’s largest trade association for the oil and gas industry, has drafted a proposal urging Congress to adopt a carbon fee with rebates to Americans. They propose using the revenue for rebates to households and investments in new technology, and they call for border tariffs to keep U.S. businesses competitive. If this policy sounds familiar, it should: it’s similar to the policy that Citizens’ Climate Lobby has supported for years.


The turnaround at the API, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Business Roundtable, and other organizations is amazing. Once some of the other front page issues settle down, there is a good chance of getting enduring action on climate.

SUPPORT THE REELECTION OF MEMBERS OF CONGRESS COMMITTED TO CLIMATE ACTION

See the new Bipartisan Climate Action Fund (formerly Americans for Action on Climate Fund) here:

Bipartisan Climate Action


A price on carbon is the single most powerful tool available to reduce carbon emissions (click on the image)...

Learn more about The Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act, and how it will benefit all of us and not harm the economy or American households here.

Learn more about Carbon Pricing bills in Congress here.

What can Bernie Sanders, Janet Yellen, major oil companies, and 3500 economists agree on??

Carbon Pricing with rebates or dividends is the most effective economy-wide measure for addressing climate change. With border adjustments, it’s also a world-wide solution.

Sanders Climate Plan (see Details and Centerpiece)

Economists Statements

Major Oil and Other Corporations

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Climate Change - The Science and Our Solution

What we do

Yolo CCL has been spreading the good news about a nonpartisan approach to global warming that can do the heavy lifting, be effective internationally, and actually improve the economy. We lobby members of Congress and provide public outreach. We table at numerous community events, present to local groups, and hold meetings with Congressman Garamendi and other members of Congress and their aides on advancing climate legislation. We work with other climate advocacy groups on moving solutions forward at all levels.

Join us and come work together.