Senate Passes the Inflation Reduction Act: Major Climate Wins

Written by Josh Jay, Summer Policy Intern The Inflation Reduction Act has passed the Senate, and there is much to be thankful for in the MCE community! After weeks of negotiations, the Senate passed the bill through the reconciliation process, reducing the number of votes needed from 60 to 51. Vice President Kamala Harris cast…

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Senate Passes the Inflation Reduction Act: Major Climate Wins

Talking Points for DNR’s Ozone Transport Rule Hearing

This Thursday, July 28th at 9 AM the Missouri Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is holding a public hearing to discuss Missouri’s proposed State Implementation Plan (SIP) to reduce interstate ozone pollution in compliance with the EPA’s proposed Ozone Transport Rule. Missouri’s proposal does not adequately evaluate or address harmful ozone pollution generated in Missouri…

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Talking Points for DNR’s Ozone Transport Rule Hearing

2022 St. Louis Region Air Quality Rally

Clean Air Saves Lives MCE is proud to join Metropolitan Congregations United, United Congregations of Metro-East, Sierra Club, The Nature Conservancy, and Earthday365 in the second-annual St. Louis Region Air Quality Rally on Saturday, July 23 from 9-10 AM on Zoom. Air quality is an environmental justice issue. For example, in the City of St….

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Congressional Action to Ensure Climate Resilience

There are two life-altering crises facing our world today: the continuance of the COVID-19 pandemic with the rise of the Delta variant, and the increasing climate change chaos that is already here and will continue to worsen quickly if we don’t take transformative action. The UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change spelled out the severity…

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Congressional Action to Ensure Climate Resilience

Systematic Racism in the Environmental Movement

When you think of the environmental movement, what kind of people spring to mind? You might think of a tree hugging, Earth Day celebrating, “natural” food eating, white person in a pair of Birkenstocks. If so, that makes a lot of sense — the mainstream environmental movement – the one that’s enjoyed the most attention…

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MCE Partners with StraightUp Solar

You can support Missouri Coalition for the Environment when you go solar. Visit here, for more info.   Missouri is at a confluence when it comes to energy issues. It has the potential to launch towards a goal of 100% clean energy and run with wind and solar resources. Several cities and utilities have taken…

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MCE Partners with StraightUp Solar

2020 Environmental Priorities

On this page: Review MCE’s priority bills this legislative session. Lawmakers in Jefferson City arguably have more influence over our environment than local or federal elected officials, making your engagement critical. Report back on your engagement! Let us know how your engagement went with your state representative and state senator. This helps MCE be more…

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2020 Environmental Priorities