CCL's Review Of Select Committee Climate Report

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After a yearlong process, the majority staff of the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis released its report on June 30th. The report was a substantial 547 pages long and covered many topics, including carbon pricing.

CCL staffer Jerry Hinkle and CCL volunteer David Kline dug into the report and prepared the following summary, which will be helpful to CCL volunteers in interpreting the report and using its findings. It is important to note that the report represents the work of the Democrats on the committee and is not a bipartisan consensus.

Check out the CCL summary in the attached document, and if you have additional questions, feel free to ask in this forum thread.

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Posted by Brett Cease on Jul 14, 2020 11:12 AM America/Los_Angeles

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Yes, putting a price on carbon plays only a minor role in this document. In this way, it is similar to the Green New Deal proposal.  My take is that even the Democrats are wary of any plan that can be construed as a "tax" which can be shot down by the GOP and which has met strong resistance in states and Canadian provinces.
  • Posted Fri 14 Aug 2020 09:15 AM PDT
The broad objectives and delineation of strategy are fine, as far as they go. However, I cannot be much more than discouraged at the short shrift given to carbon pricing, and the emphasis on large government directed investment that will be very hard to come by in a post Covid (or ongoing Covid) economic environment.
  • Posted Wed 15 Jul 2020 04:08 PM PDT
  • Posted Wed 15 Jul 2020 06:43 PM PDT
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