U.S. Mayors Endorse Carbon Pricing

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At the U.S. Conference of Mayors’ annual meeting in Honolulu, hundreds of U.S. mayors passed a resolution in support of carbon pricing. “Be it resolved that the United States Conference of Mayors strongly urges the United States Congress to pass legislation that imposes a price on carbon emissions,” the resolution stated. The resolution pointed out that a price on carbon will “promote energy efficiency and accelerate clean energy investments.” It will “spur innovation and reduce reliance on foreign energy sources.” Last but not least, it will “encourage and empower households and businesses to invest in conservation and domestic carbon-free energy sources.” 

This endorsement is great news because, though it wasn't specifically about the Energy Innovation Act, this resolution shows that carbon pricing is an approach with bipartisan support across the country. Republican mayors were among those who sponsored the resolution, moved it through committee, and voted to pass it.

CCL Senior Director for Government Affairs Andres Jimenez was quoted about this news in articles from the Washington Examiner and InsideClimate News.

You can share CCL's social posts about the news on Facebook and Twitter, or you can write your own post thanking any of the resolution's sponsors:

  • The Honorable Jackie Biskupski, Mayor of Salt Lake City
  • The Honorable Bill de Blasio, Mayor of New York
  • The Honorable Eric Garcetti, Mayor of Los Angeles
  • The Honorable James B. Hovland, Mayor of Edina
  • The Honorable John A. Mirisch, Mayor of Beverly Hills
  • The Honorable John P. Marchand, Mayor of Livermore
  • The Honorable Jorge O. Elorza, Mayor of Providence
  • The Honorable Levar Stoney, Mayor of Richmond, Virginia
  • The Honorable Michael P. Cahill, Mayor of Beverly
  • The Honorable Patrick J. Furey, Mayor of Torrance
  • The Honorable Paul A. Dyster, Mayor of Niagara Falls
  • The Honorable Pauline Russo Cutter, Mayor of San Leandro
  • The Honorable Rick Kriseman, Mayor of St. Petersburg
  • The Honorable Thomas K. Butt, Mayor of Richmond, California
Thanks in advance for sharing this news with your member of Congress, your local media outlets, and others in your community!
Posted by Flannery Winchester on Jul 9, 2019 3:08 PM America/Los_Angeles

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