At last week’s general meeting, Mono350’s Janet Carle gave us a bit of information on H.R. 763. The Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act has been introduced into the US House of Representatives with bipartisan sponsorship. I’m sharing the below message from Don Condon, president of the Eastern Sierra Electric Vehicle Association and a member of the Citizens’ Climate Lobby.
“There has been a lot of press lately about the New Green Deal. Just to be clear, it is only a resolution and a statement about how we should address climate change and wage inequity. In concept it is great, but is unlikely to ever become legislation. Its main value is to rally progressives for a noble cause. With great attention being paid to a problem which most voters agree needs to be addressed an actual bill was introduced in the House last month. The Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act (H.R. 763) is bipartisan and has supporters on both sides of the aisle. This bill has a number of features which recommend it. For one, it can gain support from both Democrats and Republicans because it is revenue neutral. The bill will provide dividends to those who will be the most impacted and will aggressively reduce our carbon emissions. We now know we only have 12 years to really get to work on this problem. Given the fires, hurricanes, droughts, and other events we read about and experience now, we can no longer say, “I am not a scientist” or proclaim that this is not human-caused. We all now know the facts. Here is a link to the bill’s site
I encourage everyone to call their members of Congress and ask them to sponsor or support this bill. Also consider joining the Citizens Climate Lobby, whose efforts have largely made this bill possible. Fee and Dividend is the most effective way to reduce our emissions and is supported by a majority of economists.
Please take a moment to act and call or write your Congressional representative. The time to act is now.”