Climate Council Conversation: "Why Democrats Should Run on Climate"

Wed, 22 Jul 2020 23:00:00 GMT

Join our chair Michelle Deatrick July 22 at 7pm ET as she facilitates a conversation between actress and activist Jane Fonda, Representative Deb Haaland (D-NM), Sunrise Movement National Spokesperson Naina Agrawal-Hardin, and 350 Action’s North America Director, Tamara Toles O’Laughlin, about why Democrats need to run on climate.

Watch here.

An Update on the Climate Crisis: From Science to Solutions

Wed, 15 Jan 2020 15:00:00 GMT


  • Dr. Pamela McElwee, Associate Professor of Human Ecology, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
  • Dr. Richard Murray, Deputy Director & Vice President for Research, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
  • Dr. Heidi Steltzer, Professor of Environment and Sustainability, Fort Lewis College, Colorado
  • Taryn Fransen, Senior Fellow, Global Climate Program, World Resources Institute
Republican witness:
  • Michael Shellenberger, Founder and President, Environmental Progress
  • House Science, Space, and Technology Committee 2318 Rayburn
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The Path to a Carbon-Free Maritime Industry: Investments and Innovation

Tue, 14 Jan 2020 15:00:00 GMT

  • Joshua Berger, Governor’s Maritime Sector Lead, State of Washington
  • John Butler, President and Chief Executive Officer, World Shipping Council
  • Dr. Lee Kindberg, Director, Environment & Sustainability, Maersk Line/Maersk Agency USA
  • Peter Bryn, Technical Solutions Manager, North America, ABB Marine & Ports
  • Kathy Metcalf, President and Chief Executive Officer, Chamber of Shipping of America
  • House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee
    Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Subcommittee 2167 Rayburn
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Mobilize for Climate Justice & Immigrant Rights

Fri, 06 Dec 2019 16:00:00 GMT

Around the world, climate change is driving mass migration as water dries up, farmland turns to desert, shorelines erode, coastal areas flood, permafrost melts and ecosystems can no longer support the communities they once could. And it is going to get much much worse. As far back as 1990, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) noted that the greatest single impact of climate change could be on human migration – and we’re seeing this projection come true. The latest estimates predict as many as 200 million climate refugees by 2050.

This is a climate and human rights crisis. Climate migrants routinely face life threatening hardship, discrimination and repression in their search for safety for their families, and often those most vulnerable to changing climate and extreme weather lack the resources to migrate, so remain in harm’s way.

Even worse, many of the same banks that made billions of dollars financing the fossil fuel industry that caused the climate crisis- Black Rock, Wells Fargo and JP Morgan Chase- are now profiting off of climate chaos by investing in the companies that are contracting with ICE to finance border wall construction and run for-profit prisons and detention centers. First they drive climate migration, and then they profit from it.

On December 6th, we’re going to shut down business-as-usual for the financial institutions that profit off of the climate crisis and immigrant detention. Meet us at 11am in Franklin Square (14th St. and I St. NW, Washington, DC 20005) for a rally featuring Jane Fonda and Fire Drill Fridays along with Saket Soni, the Executive Director of the National Guestworker Alliance, GreenFaith, the Franciscan Action Network and other climate, faith and migrant justice organizers. At 12 noon we’ll march through the streets of DC to visit the banks and financial institutions in DC that are profiting off of the climate crisis and immigrant detention.

A Task of EPIC Proportions: Reclaiming U.S. Leadership in Weather Modeling and Prediction

Wed, 20 Nov 2019 19:00:00 GMT

  • Dr. Neil Jacobs, Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Environmental Observation and Prediction, performing the duties of Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere, NOAA
  • Dr. Clifford Mass, Professor of Atmospheric Sciences, University of Washington
  • Dr. Peter P. Neilley, IBM Distinguished Engineer and Director of Weather Forecasting Sciences and Technologies, The Weather Company, An IBM Business
  • Dr. Thomas Auligné, Director of the Joint Center for Satellite Data Assimilation, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR)
  • House Science, Space, and Technology Committee 2318 Rayburn
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The Department of Energy’s Role in Addressing Climate Change

Wed, 20 Nov 2019 15:00:00 GMT

  • Vi Lyles, Mayor of Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Rich Powell, Executive Director, ClearPath
  • Bob Keefe, Executive Director, Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2)
  • Dr. Ernest Moniz, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Energy Futures Initiative
  • House Appropriations Committee
    Energy and Water Development, and Related Agencies Subcommittee 2362-B Rayburn
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Building a 100 Percent Clean Economy: The Challenges Facing Frontline Communities

Wed, 20 Nov 2019 15:00:00 GMT

Alfredo Gomez, Director, Natural Resources and Environment, U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO)

  • Lilian Sotolongo Dorka, Esq., Director, External Civil Rights Compliance Office, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
  • Helena Wooden-Aguilar, Deputy Associate Administrator, Office of Policy, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
  • Panel II
    • Mustafa Santiago Ali, Vice President, Environmental Justice, Climate, and Community Revitalization, National Advocacy Center at the National Wildlife Federation
    • Melissa Cribbins, Commissioner, Coos Country Board of Commissioners, On behalf of the National Association of Counties (NACo)
    • Patrick B. Ford, Executive Director, Lebanon/Marion County Industrial Foundation
    • Elsie Herring, Duplin County, North Carolina, Resident and Organizer, North Carolina Environment Justice Network
    • Sharon Lavigne, Founder and President, RISE St. James
    • Ruth Santiago, J.D., LL.M., Attorney, Comité Diálogo Ambiental de Salinas
    • House Energy and Commerce Committee
      Environment and Climate Change Subcommittee 2123 Rayburn
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    Nomination of Sean O'Donnell, of Maryland, to be Inspector General, Environmental Protection Agency

    Wed, 20 Nov 2019 14:35:00 GMT

    PN 1158, Sean O’Donnell, of Maryland, to be Inspector General of the Environmental Protection Agency

    • Senate Environment and Public Works Committee 406 Dirksen
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    Concepts for the Next Water Resources Development Act: Promoting Resiliency of our Nation’s Water Resources Infrastructure

    Tue, 19 Nov 2019 15:00:00 GMT

    • Gerald E. Galloway, PE, PhD Brigadier General, (US Army-Retired) Glenn L. Martin Institute Professor of Engineering University of Maryland
    • Ann Phillips Rear Admiral, (US Navy- Retired) Special Assistant to the Governor for Coastal Adaptation and Protection Commonwealth of Virginia
    • Ricardo S. Pineda PE, CFM Chair, Association of State Floodplain Managers Supervising Engineer Water Resources California Department of Water Resources Division of Flood Management On behalf of the Association of State Floodplain Managers
    • Louis Gritzo, Ph.D Vice President FM Global Research Manager, Testimony * Melissa Samet Senior Water Resources Counsel National Wildlife Federation * Julie Ufner President National Waterways Conference
    • House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee
      Water Resources and the Environment Subcommittee 2167 Rayburn
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    Building a 100 Percent Clean Economy: Solutions for Planes, Trains and Everything Beyond Automobiles

    Wed, 23 Oct 2019 14:30:00 GMT

    Hearing Memo

    • Timothy Blubaugh, Executive Vice President, Truck & Engine Manufacturers Association
    • Fred Felleman, Commissioner, Port of Seattle and the Northwest Seaport Alliance
    • Adrian Martinez, Staff Attorney, Earthjustice
    • Dr. Wayne Eckerle, Vice President, Research and Technology, Cummins, Inc.
    • Dr. Emily Wimberger, Climate Economist, Rhodium Group
    • J.P. Fjeld-Hansen, Managing Director and Vice President, Musket Corporation
    • Jeremy Baines, President, Neste US, Inc.
    • House Energy and Commerce Committee
      Environment and Climate Change Subcommittee 2322 Rayburn
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