WASHINGTON, D.C. — Legislation introduced today in the Senate offers a promising complement to a recent House proposal that would dramatically reduce climate-disrupting pollution before it is too late for people and wildlife alike. This is the first bipartisan proposal to price carbon emissions to be offered in the Senate in nearly a decade.
The National Wildlife Federation thanked U.S. Sens. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) and Chris Coons (D-Del.) for introducing the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act to boost conversations about serious solutions to climate change ahead of the next session of Congress.
“Climate change is having real and dire impacts on communities across the nation. From unprecedented
The Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act’s is the latest significant bipartisan carbon-fee proposal this year. Congressmen Ted Deutch (D-Fla.), Brian Fitzpatrick (R-Penn.), John Delaney (D-Md.), Francis Rooney (R-Fla.) and Charlie Crist (D-Fla.) introduced the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act in the House in November. Congressman Carlos Curbelo also introduced legislation earlier this year that proposed fees as an avenue to confront climate change.
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