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CAPA works with local activists and its partners to petition lawmakers both at the local, state and national level to address smarter domestic policy regarding CO2 emissions, energy and other means of climate change.

Locally we are working with The Third Act and Stop the Money Pipeline to target the 4 largest banks funding new fossil fuel infrastructure.

Statewide we work in coalition to defeat all CO2 pipelines proposed for Illinois. We protest Pipeline 3 and Pipeline 5. They must be cancelled. Read our full plan for Illinois.

Nationally we are in support of the EPA new Methane regulations, and we are lobbying our elected officials to become co-sponsors on the Earth Bill, Bill 598. We ask Biden to call for a Climate Emergency which would speed up the transition to renewable energy sources.

“It is estimated by 2050 there will be between 200 million and 1 billion migrants due to the effects of climate change”

With the negative effects of climate change on political and economic stability around the world, it is imperative that countries and international bodies seek to both address and prepare for the future. Many countries are pushing ahead to develop economies geared towards a future where climate change is real. Without preparation, the U.S. risks falling even further behind on climate justice in this period of transformation. This is why CAPA is taking action to convince lawmakers that climate change must be addressed head on.  

The CAPA Climate Group has two priorities with related actions. They are: First, identify and support major actions to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions and demand that our political leaders put in place effective implementation plans as soon as possible. Second, stop adding more fossil fuels to our oversupply of planet-destroying emissions.

1) Major Actions to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions. .

    • The EPA just announced stringent auto and truck pollution limits. These limits are designed to ensure that 67% of new cars and 25% of new heavy trucks sold in the U.S. by 2032 are electric and 54% to 60% by 2030. Read more…

    • The EPA has also been working for the past two years developing detailed plans to reduce methane emissions. Methane is the second most important greenhouse gas and now represents 29% of greenhouse gas. Read more…

    • There is also an International component of this initiative that started two years ago when the United States and the European Union jointly launched the Global Methane Pledge at the UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow (COP 26). Read more…  

2) Stop adding more fossil fuels to our oversupply of planet destroying emissions.

    • We will continue to stop the legislative approval of the Mountain Valley Project or what is better known as “Manchin’s Dirty Deal”. So far, we have blocked the approval of this project three times. Read more…

    • Stop the “Willow Project”. This will be the largest oil drilling project in the U.S. to date. This project will produce an estimated 254 million metric tons of climate-busting carbon over 30 years. Read more… 

    • CAPA has joined a national campaign to stop Wall Street Banks from financing climate destruction pipelines or refineries. Since the Paris Climate Agreement was signed, the large U.S. banks have provided $1.4 trillion to the fossil fuel industry. Read more…

    • House Republicans passed a sprawling energy bill on March 31st. The bill, “The Low Energy Cost Act”, aims to undermine and revise Biden’s climate policies. The energy package would sharply increase production of oil, natural gas, coal, and offshore drilling. Read more… 

We are now in the process of setting up meetings with our elected House and Senate representatives, establishing coalitions with other like-minded organizations, drafting letters to key political decision makers and encouraging our members to join in these efforts. We will also be participating in demonstrations both locally and in Washington D.C.