Needs GOP members for climate action
I am looking for Republicans who are concerned about climate change.
I volunteer with Citizens’ Climate Lobby. CCL is deliberately bipartisan. We have a “Conservative Caucus” helping present our ideas to Republican legislators. But to be honest, CCL Fresno needs more Republicans.
Republican sentiment for strong climate action is growing. Frank Luntz, the famous conservative pollster on Fox News, sent a memo to Republicans in Congress. His polling found that Republicans support a “carbon dividend” plan 2 to 1, reaching 6 to 1 for Republicans under 40.
Carbon dividends start with carbon fees on oil, coal and natural gas. The money collected is distributed as dividends. Thousands of conservative economists like this market-based plan for reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
For 10 years CCL has pushed this kind of legislation, and finally a bipartisan bill has been introduced, the “Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act”, HR 763.
Actually, three more bills have been introduced with carbon fees. These others give only part of the money back to the people. The other money is either swapped for lower payroll taxes, or spent directly on reducing emissions.
Would you like to talk about this? Get in touch: [email protected]global.net.
– Devin Carroll, Fresno