Most Americans are concerned about climate change, but many are worried that mitigating the risk would entail giving up their comfortable lifestyle and wreaking havoc on the economy. A new solution has been proposed in the US House of Representatives that could actually stimulate our economy and improve our health while significantly reducing America’s greenhouse gas emissions. The Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act enacts a rising fee on carbon emissions and then returns the collected fees to all American households equally. Its features have attracted bipartisan support, and a grassroots group, Citizens’ Climate Lobby, is narrowly focused on getting it passed. Chris Mullin will explain the details of the Act, the ways that CCL works towards its passage, and how listeners could get involved.
Chris Mullin earned his PhD in Physics from the University of California at Berkeley. He has been active with Citizens’ Climate Lobby for two years. Citizens’ Climate Lobby is a non-profit, nonpartisan, grassroots advocacy organization focused on national policies to address climate change.