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A Federal Price on Carbon
June 19, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm UTC-5Free
Ever heard of the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act? It’s a federal proposal to put a $15 fee on every ton of carbon dioxide emitted into the atmosphere (that increases by $10 each year) and rebates all of the revenue back to Americans. Backed by the grassroots environmental group Citizens Climate Lobby (CCL), the bill has gained bipartisan support and more than 40 cosponsors in Congress. CCL estimates the policy will reduce U.S. emissions by at least 40% in its first 12 years, create 2.1 million jobs across the country, and protect low-income communities.
If you haven’t been following this bill and the momentum behind it, the time to get plugged in is now. Can this piece of legislation garner widespread support? How did CCL effectively mobilize thousands of Americans to lobby for this proposal? Can revenue neutral carbon pricing be equitable? Can we finally put a price on carbon that accounts for the environmental damage and health issues caused by pollution?
Joining us to tackle these questions and many more are Adele Morris, Senior Fellow and Policy Director of the Climate and Energy Economics Project at the Brookings Institution, and Daniel Richter, CCL’s Vice President of Government Affairs. The conversation will be hosted by Noa Dalzell, coordinator of the State Carbon Pricing Network. We hope you can join us!