Noa Dalzell

Pennsylvania Carbon Pricing Bills Slated for Introduction

After a petition to study cap-and-invest was accepted by Pennsylvania’s Environmental Quality Board (EQB) in mid-April, advocates wondered if legislators would capitalize on the state’s newfound momentum for carbon pricing and introduce bills of their own.   It now looks like...

University Student Sparks Nebraska Carbon Pricing Debate

Steve Kirchner is a recent graduate at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL). He is a history major, a wrestling enthusiast, and — like 48 percent of  Nebraskans— a Republican. He also happens to be one of the most outspoken carbon...

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New York Climate Bill Endorsed by Chuck Schumer

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer made headlines this week for urging New York State Legislators to support the state’s Climate and Community Protection Act (CCPA). Schumer, one of the most powerful Democrats in the country, sent a detailed letter on...

Oregon Cap-and-Invest Bill Nearing Passage

After nearly a decade of work, Oregon’s high-profile cap-and-invest bill appears to be poised for passage. Last week, lawmakers released what is looking to be the final, 181-page version of the highly anticipated legislation. The new bill includes 84 amendments...

Webinar Recap: The Role of Carbon Pricing in a Just Transition

We’ve long known that climate change disproportionately harms low-income and communities of color. Recent studies show 80% of Latinos live in areas that do not meet Environmental Protection Agency standards for air quality, while 68% of African Americans live within...

Ralph Northam Backtracks on RGGI Promises

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam became a household name after a yearbook photo of him donning blackface surfaced just months into his term. Northam subsequently held a press conference in which he denied being in the racist photo but admitted to...

Denver Carbon Pricing Ballot Initiative
Denver Advocates Look to Get “Carbon Pricing” on November Ballot

A group of Denver environmentalists introduced a ballot initiative that will impose a fee on all electricity and heat generated by coal and natural gas in the city. It’s not exactly a carbon price because the fee will not apply...

Rhode Island Carbon Pricing Study Receives Long-Awaited Funding

A carbon pricing study is finally coming Rhode Island’s way. The much-anticipated announcement comes two years after a bill authorizing a study on the effectiveness of state-level carbon pricing was approved by the legislature and signed into law by Gov....

Carbon Pricing Ballot Initiative Launched in Utah

On April 8th, five Utah residents mobilizing as the “Clean the Darn Air” campaign filed paperwork to lay the groundwork for a 2020 state carbon pricing ballot initiative. The initiative, titled the Clean the Air Carbon Tax Act, will impose...