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:

#ExxonKnew: Making Polluters Pay for Climate Change

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>>

Divest from Fossil Fuels

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>>

A Climate Solution: Cap and Dividend

“Cap and dividend” is a simple, fair policy solution to reduce CO2 emissions without reducing household incomes. It caps fossil fuels, makes polluters pay, and returns the revenue to everyone equally. Those who care about halting climate change agree that the amount of carbon allowed into our atmosphere should be limited and that the cost of carbon pollution should be paid by the industries that do the polluting. Learn more>>