Citizens Climate Lobby Asks You to Write Letters to Your Legislators
Tackling the emission problem will require a composite of complementary actions, including carbon pricing.
CCL is asking you to join a coalition of
Republican state legislators to co-sponsor
- Texas Environmental and Economic Stewardship Resolution.
The purpose of this resolution is to raise the level of constructive bipartisan conversation to reduce greenhouse gas emissions while strengthening and diversifying our 21st century Texas economy. We can save money, improve our health, increase our happiness, build stronger bonds in our communities, create more jobs, and dramatically elevate our well being.
By: Anchia H.C.R. No. 22
WHEREAS, The goal of reducing greenhouse emissions in Texas
while expanding and diversifying the economy is supported by the
Lone Star State's longstanding tradition of stewardship,
technological innovation, and collaborative problem-solving; and
WHEREAS, The climate is changing, and extreme weather events,
rising average temperatures, wildfires, water scarcity, and
flooding are becoming common; and
WHEREAS, Texas leaders have outlined how this change is
causing problems for the health, personal property rights, economic
prosperity, and labor productivity of Texans while also increasing
state and national security risks; and
WHEREAS, The best available science indicates the importance
of a rapid transition to net zero annual greenhouse gas emissions in
the coming decades, and Texas ingenuity can provide the needed
leadership in that transition; and
WHEREAS, Texas already leads the nation in wind energy
production, an industry that has brought thousands of jobs and
billions of dollars to the state; and
WHEREAS, Any efforts to mitigate the risks of, prepare for,
or otherwise address a changing climate and its adverse effects
should strengthen the Texas economy and its global competitiveness;
now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That the 87th Legislature of the State of Texas
hereby encourage individuals, corporations, and state agencies to
support the growth in technologies and services that will reduce
greenhouse gas emissions while enlarging and diversifying the Texas
economy in a way that is both energy efficient and cost-effective;
and, be it further
RESOLVED, That the 87th Texas Legislature encourage the
creation and support of economically viable private and public
solutions to the problems caused by a changing climate; and, be it
RESOLVED, That the 87th Texas Legislature recognize the need
to prioritize the use of sound science to address the causes of a
changing climate and to support innovation and environmental
stewardship in order to realize positive solutions; and, be it
RESOLVED, That the Texas secretary of state forward official
copies of this resolution to all the members of the Texas delegation
to Congress as an expression of support from the 87th Texas
Legislature for reducing greenhouse gas emissions in Texas while
expanding and diversifying the economy.
WHAT YOU CAN DO!
Join the Campaign to reduce climate risks
2021 Q1 Email Campaign
1. Please email your state legislators (one State House Representative and one State Senator) to request them to co-sponsor and pass HCR22 - the Texas Environmental and Economic Stewardship Resolution in the 87th legislative session (2021).
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2. Using their web email tool on their official websites, use the content template
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Subject: Request Action for Reducing Climate Risks
To: <insert Representative/Senator name>
Thank you for your service to our community. As your constituent, I am writing today to request a call or meeting with you to discuss an important topic.
Taking greater and accelerating steps to reduce climate risks for our children, grandchildren, and future generations is especially important to me and to most Texans. See recent Yale Climate poll results - https://j.mp/3iGzKqR
Meaningful action on climate will save us money, improve our health, increase our happiness, build stronger bonds in our communities, create jobs, and dramatically elevate our well-being. Increased statewide and global transitions to clean energy have already provided Texas new economic opportunities. These will continue to scale up as the world takes the necessary steps to further transitions to low-carbon clean energy technologies and deployments.
I would like to request that you, together with colleagues from across the aisle, co-sponsor and pass HCR22 - the Texas Environmental and Economic Stewardship Resolution.
With this resolution, we are raising the level of constructive bipartisan discussion on purposeful climate solutions in Texas. This is an extremely important voting issue for me. A signed resolution from the Texas legislature will provide powerful support for our congressional delegation from Texas to accelerate bipartisan national climate solutions policies.
I would appreciate the opportunity to discuss this time sensitive topic with you as soon as possible.
<name, address, phone>