On Wednesday December 19 the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act was introduced into the Senate, three weeks after it was introduced into the House. The legislation is the culmination of years of work on the part of the Citizens Climate Lobby.
The legislation would put a fee on fossil fuels like coal, oil, and gas. which aims to drive down carbon pollution because energy companies, leading industries, and American consumers will move toward cleaner, cheaper options. The money collected from the carbon fee is allocated in equal shares every month to the American people to spend as they see fit. Program administrative costs are paid from the fees collected. The government does not keep any of the money from the carbon fee.
We are joined in the studio for a discussion on the legislation by Heather Bird Jackson from the Denver chapter of the Citizens’ Climate Lobby and David Kline of the Boulder CCL chapter.
Citizens’ Climate Lobby is a non-profit, nonpartisan, grassroots advocacy organization focused on national policies to address climate change.
Contact the Boulder CCL chapter at: Boulder@Citizensclimatelobby.org.