Many American Conservatives care deeply about the environment and climate change. Citizens’ Climate Lobby is a nonpartisan grassroots organization that welcomes Republicans and other Conservatives who want to work towards climate change solutions with their members of Congress. Climate change continues to threaten our Country’s legacy to our children.
We’ve been blessed with a powerful country, rich with natural resources. Our children deserve to inherit a land that is beautiful, not one that is burned out, blasted, and depleted.
Join the Conservative movement on addressing climate change and its solutions. It’s time to change the energy we use to power our economy for a healthier, cleaner, and safer America.
Our modern lives wouldn’t be possible without fossil fuels, but fossil fuel emissions are exactly what is harming our climate, health, and livelihoods. It’s time to transition to clean energy sources in a way that powers America forward rather than dragging it backwards. Businesses can lead this transition and thrive.
Conservatives support solutions in Congress right now that are:
- Effective: driving down America’s emissions at the level we need to address climate change
- Market-driven: business and industry will lead the way
- Job creators: stable, well-paid jobs in every district across America.
Republicans in Congress: Ready to Lead With Climate Change Solutions
Conservative Republicans are hearing from their constituents about the impacts of climate change. They are ready to lead with conservative solutions.
The climate is changing, and we, collectively, have a responsibility to do something about it.Sen. John BarrassoR-WY
I'm a Republican who believes the greenhouse gas effect is real, that climate change is being affected by manmade behavior.Sen. Lindsey GrahamR-SC
There's no question that we’re experiencing climate change and that humans are a significant contributor.Sen. Mitt RomneyR-UT
I’m not afraid to talk about climate change. We’re obviously pumping more CO2 into the air, and there’s a thing called the greenhouse effect.Sen. Mike BraunR-IN
There is a growing consensus the days of ignoring this issue are over.Sen. John CornynR-TX
Meet Our Conservative Supporters
Citizens’ Climate Lobby is a grassroots, nonpartisan organization. Our supporters are organized into local chapters which reflect the character and politics of where they are located. Each Chapter works with their members of Congress to enact climate change solutions. Conservative CCL supporters hail from all over the country, but share Conservative principles. Meet Jacob.
Introducing a Climate Solution with Conservative Principles
How it works:
- Fossil fuels are taxed at the source for every ton of CO2 they put into the air we breathe. Energy companies can still do business; they just have to pay if they pollute the air.
- The money collected is split up and distributed to every American taxpayer, not to the government. You can use it to compensate for higher energy prices, or you can use it to invest in clean energy.
- The American free market gets kicked into an innovation frenzy to see who can create the cheapest and cleanest energy.
- America’s emissions go way down, which makes our country cleaner and our loved ones safer and healthier.
Some pretty big hitters support the idea of putting a price on carbon, including:
- 27 Nobel Prize Winning Economists
- All the living ex-Federal Reserve Chairs
- Over 3,500 other economists across the country.
Additional Resources on Conservatives for Climate Change:
- Podcast: What does the Bible say about climate change?
- Pope Francis and the Catholic Climate Movement
- Video: Talking to Conservatives – What’s Working
- The Conservative Guide to Climate Policy
- 5 Conservatives Arguing for a Price on Carbon
- A Climate Solutions Conservatives Can Embrace
- Conservatives Work for Common Ground on Climate
- Short Film on Conservatives & Climate
- Traditional media rarely shows the Conservative view on the environment. Anna Sagatov, a film student at Montana State University wanted to capture that view outside of her university. Starting with Conservatives in the Montana countryside, they are often bound by a closeness to the earth. The film expands to a broader Conservative demand for climate action.