Advance Climate Policy

Why we still need a national carbon fee; price on carbon; carbon price; Congress
Why we still need a national carbon fee

A technology-neutral carbon fee would work with clean energy subsidies and regulations to accelerate the phase-out of fossil fuel emissions.

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Carbon border adjustment mechanisms: What are they, and why do they matter? CCL volunteers sit in a lobby meeting; carbon price; price on carbon; Congress
Carbon border adjustment mechanisms: What are they, and why do they matter?

You might be wondering what exactly is a carbon border adjustment mechanism, and what does it mean for climate provisions?

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Climate as a voting issue; price on carbon; Congress; a bar graph illustrates that most registered voters across the politically spectrum would prefer to vote for a candidate who supports action on global warming
Yale polling shows emergence of climate change as a voting issue

As election season heats up, CCL advises volunteers that this is a prime time to elevate the issue of climate change in Congress.

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CCL Executive Director Madeleine Para's remarks on the passage of the Inflation Reduction Act. Biden signs the Inflation Reduction Act as Manchin, Schumer, Pelosi, and others look on. Congress; price on carbon; carbon fee and dividend.
Celebrating the passage of the Inflation Reduction Act

Last week, CCL celebrated the Inflation Reduction Act. The following remarks were given by CCL Executive Director Madeleine Para.

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CCL volunteers engaging in tabling and grassroots work; environmental justice concerns with Inflation Reduction Act; Congress; carbon price; price on carbon
Environmental justice concerns about the Inflation Reduction Act

While many celebrate the Inflation Reduction Act, there are many who are voicing concerns about the compromises and the harm they may cause.

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This major climate bill is signed, sealed, delivered. Good job, everyone.

The budget reconciliation roller coaster ride is over. Thanks, Congress, for a wild ride. We finally have major climate legislation.

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What the Inflation Reduction Act means for climate change

The U.S. Senate passed the Inflation Reduction Act by a single vote on Sunday, August 7. The bill includes historic climate legislation.

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What California’s experience demonstrates about the effect of carbon pricing on environmental justice
What California’s experience demonstrates about the effect of carbon pricing on environmental justice

The California EPA reported this year that the cap-and-trade program has saved many lives by reducing exposure to pollution.

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A carbon price is better than carbon credits

Carbon credits, while being a well-intentioned policy, have many loopholes, making them less than airtight when compared to a carbon price.

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CCL’s advocacy is properly directed to meet America’s Paris commitment

The Biden administration pledged to cut America's greenhouse gas emissions 50% by 2030. CCL reiterated support for that pledge last month.

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