CITIZENS CLIMATE LOBBY: Carbon Tax and Rebate Legislation
The Citizens Climate Lobby is actively promoting carbon tax and rebate legislation. "Citizens Climate Lobby proposes that a tax be placed on fossil fuels, based on the CO2 content of those fuels, at the first point of sale. Revenue from that tax should be returned to the public as a monthly or annual payment to protect households from rising costs associated with the carbon tax."
See Citizens Climate Lobby page.
Introduced in 2014:
THE HEALTHY CLIMATE AND FAMILY SECURITY ACT
At the end of July, Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) introduced a cap-and-dividend bill, The Healthy Climate and Family Security Act.
Introduced in 2013:
SANDERS-BOXER CLIMATE LEGISLATION
Boxer-Sanders Climate Protection Act
Carbon-fee-and-dividend legislation introduced by Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-California and Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vermont. The proposal places a gradually-increasing fee on carbon-based fuels and gives 60 percent of the revenue back to consumers as direct payments.
WAXMAN-WHITEHOUSE CLIMATE LEGISLATION
From Climate Progress: Draft Bill Released By Rep. Waxman and Sen. Whitehouse Would Price Carbon And Reduce Emissions, Richard Caperton, Guest Blogger, 12 Mar 2013. Richard W. Caperton is Director of Clean Energy Investment at the Center for American Progress. "Today, legislators from the House and Senate responded to the President's call. Representative Henry Waxman (D-CA), Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Representative Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) and Senator Brian Schatz (D-HI) released a discussion draft of a bill that would charge polluters for the carbon pollution they release into the air, reducing the pollution responsible for climate change."
"The authors of the draft bill are soliciting comments until April 12, and plan to formally introduce a new version of the bill in the coming months."
AJR-43 moves to CA Senate -- please call or email your Senator.
13 JUNE 2016:
From California Legislative Information: AJR-43 Greenhouse gases: climate change. Re: passage of an Assembly Joint Resolution in support of a national revenue-neutral carbon tax--the resolution has moved on to the California Senate.
You can thank Assemblyman Kevin McCarty for his support for AJR 43, here.
To call or email your CA Senator--find by your address here.
A suggested message:
I urge you to vote yes on Assembly Joint Resolution 43. AJR 43 calls on the U.S. Congress to enact a national revenue-neutral fee on carbon with the money returned to U.S. households. This proposal presents a viable path towards national, bipartisan clean energy and climate legislation, and would help CA meet its aggressive climate goals.
10 AUG 2016:
AJR (Assembly Joint Resolution) 43 passes the CA Senate Governance and Finance Committee, and will be moving to the Senate Floor.
Senate video of hearing: http://calchannel.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?view_id=7&clip_id=3920&meta_id=158050
Re: AJR 43 calls on the U.S. Congress to enact a national revenue-neutral fee on carbon with the money returned to U.S. households.
10 FEB 2015:
Live Stream at 1:30 p.m.: California Climate Leadership Announcement press conference with Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León, Senators Ben Hueso, Mark Leno, Fran Pavley and Bob Wieckowski, and leaders from the business, labor, public health, consumer advocacy, and environmental communities. The website the CA Senate has set up for bills to enact the policy statements Gov. Brown made during his inaugural speech on Jan. 5th. http://focus.senate.ca.gov/climate/ There are four bills that have been dropped into legislative consideration. ________________________