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.
Answers to questions about CCL’s legislative proposal.
A two-page draft of CCL’s Carbon Fee and Dividend Act
A report from Regional Economic Models, Inc., shows that a steadily-rising fee on carbon, with revenue returned to households, will add millions of jobs in 20 years while cutting emissions by half. On this page, you can find links to the full report, a summary, press release, published media, regional breakouts, and a video presentation.
Florida State Professor Shi-Ling Hsu’s book is subtitled “Getting Past Our Hangups About Effective Climate Policy.” An 8-page summary can be downloaded by clicking here: HSU_carbon_tax_precisFinal
Four Democrats in the House and Senate have laid out a proposal for a carbon tax and seek public comment. The link above takes you to their press release, which contains links to the draft legislation, background paper and other resources.
A study prepared in 2013 by Regional Economic Models, Inc., finds that a carbon tax can be consistent with the stated goals of bettering the state economy, raising new revenues, and reducing emissions.
Our response to the proposal presented by Sen. Whitehouse, Sen. Schatz Rep. Waxman and Rep. Blumenauer.
CCL’s position on S.332, introduced in the Senate by Sen. Barbara Boxer and Sen. Bernie Sanders, which places a gradually-increasing fee on carbon-based fuels and gives 60 percent of the revenue back to consumers as direct payments.