CCL Takes Over The Hill
Today only (June 9), check out the homepage of The Hill to catch a glimpse of our digital campaign for carbon pricing. This campaign is targeted at congressional agenda setters and influencers and is running all summer. Messages explain the benefits of a carbon price — “Carbon pricing = 50% lower emissions by 2030” and “Carbon pricing means getting back to work,” for example. The campaign is supported by media outreach, and complements the work being done by CCLers across the country.
By Dana Nuccitelli, CCL Research Coordinator Note: This article originally appeared on CCL's Blog. To meet our share of greenhouse gas emissions cuts as part of the Paris target to limit global warming to well below 2°C (3.6°F) above pre-industrial levels, the United States has committed to cutting emissions by 50–52% below 2005 levels by 2030 . ... more
September 22, 2021 Campaign urging Biden to support carbon price nears 10K messages In just two weeks, CCL’s campaign to email President Biden and ask him to support carbon pricing has generated nearly 10,000 messages to the White House. The push comes as the Senate Finance Committee works to complete its section of the budget reconciliation bill, ... more
September 15, 2021 Signs that carbon pricing could end up in the reconciliation bill continue to be encouraging. The latest indication comes from Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse’s Twitter posts. Sen. Whitehouse, who sits on the Senate Finance Committee currently drafting climate provisions in the budget reconciliation bill, tweeted on Friday that ... more
September 8, 2021 On Friday, news broke that the Senate Finance Committee is actively considering a price on carbon as part of the budget reconciliation package. Senators are discussing a carbon fee that would start at $15 per ton, escalating over time, and be paired with rebates to households and a border carbon adjustment. Sound familiar? “This is a ... more