Tell Biden to push for a ‘price on carbon’
In an article reported by the Associated Press (Business leaders urge Biden to set ambitious climate goal, April 13), the business community is urging President Biden to double down on establishing ambitious, but achievable, goals for reducing fossil fuel emissions. You can help by contacting The White House to join the push.
The best next step to reduce emissions is to ‘put a price on carbon’ as an increasing fee on those emissions at the source (mine, well, port of entry) and returning those fees to every American as a monthly dividend check. Representative Ted Deutch, D-Fla., has recently reintroduced the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act (EICDA, H.R. 2307) with 36 co-sponsors in the House. This legislation does just that and has been supported by the nearly 200,000 members of Citizens’ Climate Lobby for several years.
We are at a unique time in our history when recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic gives countries the opportunity to undertake bold initiatives to move the planet to green energy and finally abandon fossil fuels which have been poisoning the atmosphere and ocean, and us, for too many years. But it will take political will to ensure the right steps are taken.
This is where you come in. Make your support of EICDA, which will create millions of jobs, save lives through cleaner air and water and put money in the pockets of most Americans, known by contacting The White House during the global climate change summit commencing today — Earth Day. And let your member of Congress and Senators Bob Casey and Pat Toomey know as well.
Now is the time to act. Jump in.
Butler County's Bruce Cooper is the Group Leader of the Slippery Rock chapter of Citizens’ Climate Lobby.