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Thursday, June 26, 2014

Revenue-neutral Carbon Tax Gaining Support


In late June, 2014, with over 600 other members of the Citizens’ Climate Lobby (CCL),  I was in DC to lobby Congress to support a steadily increasing revenue-neutral carbon tax.   We met with over 500 Congressional offices.  
A revenue-neutral carbon tax meshes with both liberal and conservative agendas.  For an example of recent Republican support, see http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/22/opinion/sunday/lessons-for-climate-change-in-the-2008-recession.html?_r=0 

CCL just released a report of a major study that explains why the concept is gaining traction; it can drastically cut carbon dioxide emissions without harming the economy.  For more, see http://citizensclimatelobby.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/REMI-carbon-tax-report-62141.pdf 

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