Working in the region surrounding our nation’s capital, CCAN is uniquely positioned to have an impact on climate and energy policy at all levels – from the halls of Congress to the White House.
From stopping the Keystone XL pipeline to advancing federal laws to cap carbon pollution, CCAN supporters have contributed to some of the most important climate fights taking place nationwide.
Learn how you can get involved with CCAN to act on climate at the national level:
Our window to pass sweeping national climate legislation is from now until August 2021. A window like this at the federal level may not come again until it is too late. President Biden ran on 100% clean electricity by 2035, and now it’s our job to make sure he enacts it. We are part of a growing movement to make sure that when Biden passes his “Build Back Better” infrastructure package, it includes a 100% by 2035 clean electricity standard, and your help is needed. Learn more>>
For more than 50 years, the most powerful oil and gas companies have known that they were driving catastrophic climate change. Yet these companies ignored their own scientific reports, all in pursuit of higher profits and at the expense of the people and planet. Fortunately, there are some bold local and state leaders attempting to hold these companies accountable in court. As these cases move up through the legal system, we have may finally have accountability on the horizon. Learn more>>
It’s wrong to profit from wrecking the climate. And it’s wrong for our colleges to invest in the fossil fuel corporations that threaten to destroy our future. That’s the simple ethic that is driving a powerful campaign taking hold on campuses across our region and the country: fossil fuel divestment. Learn more>>