Support for bill urged
To the Journal editor:
As more Americans feel the impact of climate change, the country grows more concerned.
Recent polls show that 80% of Americans want Congress to put politics aside and work together on a bipartisan solution to climate change, and this includes a majority of Republicans.
In particular, 77% of young Republican voters are demanding that their party take action to address the problem.
As world leaders meet in Spain to discuss progress being made on climate change, the U.S. is standing on the sideline. The goal set in the Paris climate accord, 4 years ago, is for governments to implement legislation that would reduce carbon dioxide pollution enough to keep global temperatures from rising more than 2 degrees, preferably no more than 1.5 degrees (celsius).
If the U.S. passes just one bill in Congress, we would reach this goal, while creating 2.1 million jobs in 10 years. The estimated savings to the economy as a result of decreased climate change is 4.24 times greater than the costs imposed by the bill.
A carbon tax in France was so unpopular that it sparked the yellow vest protests because low earning rural citizens and commuters couldn’t afford higher fuel costs.
This bill avoids that problem by returning all revenue generated by the carbon fee back to each household, equally, as a monthly dividend.
Please consider looking into this bill at EnergyInnovationAct.org where businesses and organizations can endorse it. Receive monthly reminders with a script to call U.S. Rep. Jack Bergman, R-Watersmeet, and urge his support at ProjectGrandCanyon.com