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Opportunities to Make a Difference

Option #1

Check out Project Drawdown's website

Some areas worth exploring

Solutions Library

Drawdown’s Neighborhood | Project Drawdown

Climate Solutions 101 | Project Drawdown

Option #2

Ask your state representative to prioritize climate action

Email them or send them a note via social media

Potential Talking Points

  • I'm deeply concerned about climate change
  • With a narrowing window to act, its critical we act now to lower emissions
  • Please do all you can to pass impactful legislation

Show Notes

This Week's Reason for Hope

Exxon has stopped its routine flaring in the Permian Basin

At the same time, it has supported government efforts to crack down on leaks from other operators

However, the company remains opposed to making oil companies responsible for emissions from the use of its products

The amount of gas flared globally is nearly equivalent to the amount of natural gas Europe imported annually from Russia, prior to sanctions against Moscow last year


Exclusive: Exxon halts routine gas flaring in the Permian, wants others to follow | Reuters

Main Topic

Cutting U.S. Emissions

Recent Biden actions

  • Ordered Federal government to only purchase electric vehicles after 2027
  • Executive order directs federal agencies to buy low-carbon building materials and achieve net-zero federal procurement by 2045
  • U.S. is helping Egypt add 10 gigawatts of renewable energy while decommissioning 5 Gigawatts of natural gas

Wyoming legislature has introduced resolution calling for a ban of electric vehicles by 2035

Utah offers tax credits for heavy duty electric vehicles but not passenger vehicles

Europe's border adjustment

Sectors covered - steel, cement, aluminum, fertilizer, electricity production, hydrogen


Executive Order on Catalyzing Clean Energy Industries and Jobs Through Federal Sustainability | The White House

What is the Biden Administration Doing to Fight Climate Change? | World Resources Institute (

Every electric vehicle tax credit rebate available, by state (

EU agrees to the world's largest carbon border tax | CNN Business

Wyoming lawmakers say they got what they wanted with proposal to ban EVs | The Hill