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Price on Carbon – 50% reduction by 2030

Economists, scientists, businesses, members of Congress, and state and local officials all support a price on carbon as an effective way to reduce emissions. And, most importantly, everyday Americans across the country support a carbon price as a way to stabilize the climate and protect our future. Learn more about carbon pricing bills in Congress.

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House Climate Action Needed

To friends concerned about preserving a livable world,

In July, U.S. Senators received over 50,000 messages from Citizens’ Climate Lobby members and friends, all asking them to address climate change by putting a price on carbon. That was a big deal!

Those messages moved the Senate and they are talking about it. There’s no way […]

The Rise of Carbon Taxes

 

Taking Care of Business

 

by Joel Makower, Chairman and Executive Editor

reprinted from Greenbuz

The conversation about levying taxes on carbon emissions — a controversial one in many countries and practically a third-rail no-no in the United States political arena — is heating up around the world, seemingly in lockstep with the planet […]

Canada adopts carbon fee and dividend to rein in climate change

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announces Canada’s carbon pricing policy.

WASHINGTON, D.C., Oct. 23, 2018 — Carbon fee and dividend, the solution to tackle climate change proposed by Citizens’ Climate Lobby, has emerged as the default policy in Canada to price carbon and reduce the greenhouse gas emissions contributing to global warming. Beginning […]

Energy Independent Vermont: Leaders testified in the Senate on Carbon Pricing

On Tuesday, April 3, 2018, EIV leaders testified in the Senate Committee on Appropriations in favor of funding a carbon pricing study– and they knocked it out of the park.

See for yourself here.

Many of you have already contacted your Senators, and it has made an impact.

If you haven’t already, use this […]

Put a Price on Pollution:

What Is the ESSEX Plan?

By Michael Shank

Economists love it. Republicans love it. Democrats love it. Big multinational corporations love it. Even activists love it. What could possibly garner that much affection? A pragmatic piece of policy that puts a cost on carbon and a price on pollution. It’s clean and simple. And in […]

Willful ignorance, and what to do about it

Gov. Phil Scott doesn’t support the ESSEX Plan to reduce electricity costs and put more money in Vermonters’ pockets. And despite the fact that the plan has the support of business leaders, low income advocates, and environmentalists, he doesn’t want to learn about it either.

That’s willful ignorance, and Vermonters deserve better.

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The Carbon Taxes We Already Pay

“Our new Constitution is now established, and has an appearance that promises permanency; but in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” Benjamin Franklin, 1789. Portrait painted in 1767 by David Martin (1737-1797)

They have no benefit, but their price is high.

By George Harvey

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OK, US Government – See You in Court

Dr. James Hansen. Image: Flickr

By James Hansen and Sophie Kivlehan

We are a 76-year-old grandfather and his oldest grandchild, who just graduated from high school in Pennsylvania. We are among 22 plaintiffs in a lawsuit filed by Our Children’s Trust on behalf of young people and future generations against the […]

Thinking of snow

Ok, so it’s the middle of July. Skiing, snowboarding and snowshoeing are probably the furthest things from a lot of people’s minds. But for those who cherish Vermont’s snowy winters and everything they bring with them, global warming and the failure of our national leaders to grapple with this crisis is alarming no matter […]