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  • Lauren Goldman, Virginia Campaign Coordinator | Chesapeake Climate Action Network
    Pipeline project a 300 mile interstate pipeline proposed Continued Opposition Mounts to New Fracked Gas Pipelines in Virginia April 24 2015 By Lauren Goldman Virginia Campaign Coordinator Share Public outrage continues to build in opposition to the proposed Atlantic Coast and Mountain Valley pipelines Groups across the state are meeting frequently to stay informed about the scoping processes Continued 5 000 Messages Delivered to Gov McAuliffe What s next in the fight against the Atlantic Coast Pipeline April 9 2015 By Lauren Goldman Virginia Campaign Coordinator Share On Tuesday CCAN and our allies made it clear to Governor Terry McAuliffe that he can t be a leader on climate while supporting Dominion s multibillion dollar investment in the new Continued Victory Alert Solar Net Metering Bill Passes the Virginia Legislature March 5 2015 By Lauren Goldman Virginia Campaign Coordinator Share On February 23rd the Virginia legislature passed HB1950 and SB1395 raising the non residential net metering project cap from 500 kw to 1MW a concrete step to grow Virginia s clean energy Continued Oppose New Fracked Gas Pipelines in Virginia February 17 2015 By Lauren Goldman Virginia Campaign Coordinator Share In Virginia the grassroots battle continues to ramp up against

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  • Pricing Carbon, Paying Dividends – Aug 2013 | Chesapeake Climate Action Network
    taxes the bill would set aside 100 million annually from carbon tax revenues to fund transportation improvements limit increases in public transit fares or pay down transit related debt Read the full article http www bostonglobe com business 2013 06 23 group seeks carbon tax combat climate change EGvlBc9ltLUCskJPgad0fL story html 3 Bob Inglis Conservatives have a Climate Solution Inglis promotes the premise of a 100 percent revenue neutral carbon tax This tax would be paired dollar for dollar with a reduction in a pre existing tax thereby reducing taxes elsewhere No growth of government here he stressed If you set the economics right the consumer will drive innovation That will include renewables and we will have exciting breakthroughs Inglis explained that a carbon tax would bring a realization through comparison that the cost of green energy is closer to the actual cost of fossil fuels Repeatedly referencing the phrase true cost comparisons between fuels Inglis underscored the health related fallout from fossil fuels impacting lives as well as the economy Read the full article http www momscleanairforce org 2013 06 19 bob inglis conservatives climate 4 The Weekly Standard July 8 2013 Climate Change for the GOP It s time for a conservative alternative to liberal alarmism Since carbon emissions do present a real problem simply repealing the current regulations without replacing them would be both unwise and politically impossible The least intrusive and most economically beneficial way to deal with the problem appears to be a carbon tax particularly a revenue neutral carbon tax that could be used to offset and or replace other taxes As Florida State University economist Shi Ling Hsu argues in his The Case for a Carbon Tax such a tax would cause minimal dislocations actually do quite a lot to reduce carbon emissions and avoid the potentially destructive central planning implicit in almost every other solution including the one Obama has proffered Read the full article http www weeklystandard com articles climate change gop 738063 html 5 ClimateWire July 2 2013 Carbon tax could have no impact on the young and unborn Carbon taxes could affect Americans differently depending on their age with those born after 1995 generally feeling smaller economic impacts than today s decision makers a team of researchers found People who are 18 years old or younger would pay about 10 a year or less under a policy that uses the revenue from a 30 carbon tax to reduce capital taxes according to economists at Resources for the Future Future generations would pay less than that The tax would have no cost for those born between 2010 and 2030 Adult Americans meanwhile would see a range of possible impacts People born in 1945 would pay the most under the tax swap scenario about 40 a year because they have less retirement income to invest and would benefit the least from cuts to capital taxes The research shows that people born between 1950 and 1965 would come out ahead by about

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  • Pricing Carbon, Paying Dividends – May 2013 | Chesapeake Climate Action Network
    gop free market solution to climate article 6f92792e d029 5e56 a5bc e955e4f8ab05 html 2 Scientific American Why James Hansen stopped being a government scientist His preferred solution A cap and dividend system in which a price is put on any carbon based fuel and the revenues collected are distributed to every taxpayer to offset increasing energy costs After decades spent trying to move society as a scientist including the first testimony to the U S Congress urging action on global warming in 1988 he will now focus on educating and influencing the public and policy leaders as an activist Read the full article http blogs scientificamerican com observations 2013 04 12 why jim hansen stopped being a government scientist video 3 Huffington Post Feinstein plans new carbon fee bill argues against Keystone oil and gas subsidies Senator Dianne Feinstein shared her plans with Fresh Dialogues to introduce a new carbon fee bill during a press conference Wednesday in downtown San Francisco I think a carbon fee is growing in popularity said Feinstein after an appearance at the San Francisco Commonwealth Club Her plans follow President Obama s SOTU call for market based solutions to climate change and a growing consensus among experts in favor of using the taxation system to control carbon dioxide emissions Read the full article http www huffingtonpost com alison van diggelen feinstein plans new carbo b 3016159 html 4 Triple Pundit Why we need a price on carbon The financial burden the health safety and security impacts are being borne by the general public while the energy companies continue to amass stupendous profits The video argues for a price on carbon that would force energy companies to share some of the burden while at the same time encouraging people to use less or shift to other cleaner energy sources It could also help to address the financial problems that threaten our economy Read the full article http www triplepundit com 2013 04 price on carbon 5 Lincoln Ne Journal Star Fee and Dividend support in the heartland Fee and dividend legislation would help us reduce CO2 emissions with an orderly predictable market driven process and would demonstrate again our exceptional proficiency as a world leader not only today but for generations to come Read the full article http journalstar com news opinion mailbag letter pass fee and dividend measure article de3a0f57 38f5 5474 a9f5 2d5f2c550fd2 html With the state suffering through one of the worst droughts on record Nebraskans are getting a personal initiation into the perils of climate change The best proposal I have seen would be to charge carbon producers a small fee that would then be returned to consumers This fee and dividend program would not be a tax This proposal offers a gradual approach to reduce our dependence on carbon producing fossil fuels as we begin to ramp up renewal sources of energy in Nebraska such as our strong wind and solar energy potential Read the LTE http journalstar com news opinion

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  • Cap and Dividend Policy Update #33 | Chesapeake Climate Action Network
    without generating extra income for the government For the full article go to http thecaucus blogs nytimes com 2013 03 08 george shultz presses congress to act on climate change 3 The Politics of Climate Change Legislation from Harvard Magazine Theda Skocpol said she felt there was plenty of passion in the environmental movement but stressed that even though members of the Tea Party are also passionate about their causes The Tea Party is not built on passion What might move Americans in general she argued is something that will actually benefit them a cap with a dividend returned to citizens During the closing moments of the question and answer session that concluded the symposium Mike Tidwell director of the Chesapeake Climate Action Network shared his experiences of talking to citizens in church basements Rarely do people get behind something they support he said usually they act to block something they don t like But people do get excited about the idea of cap and dividend Conservative Nebraska farmers know about climate change and they don t get cap and trade he explained They do get cap and dividend he said calling that approach the inevitable solution For the full article go to http harvardmagazine com 2013 02 environmentalist failure to pass cap and trade 4 Draft Bill Released by Rep Waxman and Sen Whitehouse Would Price Carbon and Reduce Emissions from Climate Progress March 12 Today legislators from the House and Senate responded to the President s call Representative Henry Waxman D CA Senator Sheldon Whitehouse D RI Representative Earl Blumenauer D OR and Senator Brian Schatz D HI released a discussion draft of a bill that would charge polluters for the carbon pollution they release into the air reducing the pollution responsible for climate change It suggests a price of 15 30 per ton of carbon dioxide which is sufficient to significantly reduce pollution The bill collects the fee from midstream entities that already report greenhouse gas pollution data to the government so it creates no large new bureaucracy The draft also seeks comment on the best ways to spend the revenue including consumer protection and deficit reduction For the full article go to http thinkprogress org climate 2013 03 12 1706331 draft bill released by rep waxman and sen whitehouse would price carbon and reduce emissions 5 In wake of Democratic proposal House GOP to float resolution condemning carbon tax Jean Chemnick E E March 13 While the Scalise Barton resolution demonstrates the long odds a carbon tax would face in the GOP controlled House former Rep Bob Inglis R S C said members of his party might eventually come to accept such a policy but only if all of the revenue were returned to the U S economy We re grateful that Waxman and Whitehouse have included the only viable option which is a 100 percent return of the revenue to taxpayers Inglis said in a brief interview calling any carbon tax that would spend money

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  • Ted Glick, National Campaign Coordinator | Chesapeake Climate Action Network
    September 22nd and taking part in activities through the 24th He will be in the United States until the 27th A growing Continued Speaking Truth to Power again March 6 2015 By Ted Glick National Campaign Coordinator Share For the third time in less than two years I met yesterday with the Chair of FERC the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission I was not alone With me from the good Continued A Twofer for the Climate on February 24 February 25 2015 By Ted Glick National Campaign Coordinator Share If you re concerned about the climate emergency and were plugged in to news sources yesterday you probably know that the climate movement won a big victory President Obama vetoed the Continued Statement of the Chesapeake Climate Action Network in Support of Striking Oil Refinery Workers February 18 2015 By Ted Glick National Campaign Coordinator Share The Chesapeake Climate Action Network released the following statement in solidarity with oil refinery workers currently on strike for safe working conditions and fair labor practices For over 12 years the Continued Banned from FERC February 4 2015 By Ted Glick National Campaign Coordinator Share Like the vast majority of people in this country I knew nothing about the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission until maybe 2 3 years ago Since then through my CCAN work fighting Continued Important Information for the 2015 Polar Bear Plunge January 20 2015 By Ted Glick National Campaign Coordinator Share The 10th annual Keep Winter Cold Polar Bear Plunge is this Saturday January 24th Hundreds of CCAN supporters along with their friends families Congresswoman Donna Edwards and more will brave Continued Victory for Beyond Extreme Energy at FERC November 10 2014 By Ted Glick National Campaign Coordinator Share The people gonna rise like the waters Gonna calm this crisis down I

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  • Cap and Dividend Policy Update #32 | Chesapeake Climate Action Network
    made Sierra Club stands out as well as the short lived but respectable field effort of the group 1Sky fell mostly on deaf ears since average people couldn t comprehend the complexity of the cap and trade bill and could see no immediate and direct benefit in their lives Theda Skocpol on the other hand from my field based perspective nails both the key problems and the solutions we need for moving forward She is absolutely correct to call for a completely different legislative approach for the next big push on climate in Washington She is correct in arguing that round two should be based on the policy of cap and dividend For the full article go to http grist org climate energy harvard professor has it right u s climate push requires intense grassroots support around cap and dividend bill 2 Encino 411 Cap and Dividend is a Better Approach Than Cap and Trade or a Carbon Tax This month Theda Skocpol in a much discussed article says that neither of those approaches will succeed politically and she criticizes environmentalists for their failure Instead she says Cap Dividend is the smart way to go PDF here Influential climate activist Bill McKibben agrees with her here What s different about Cap Dividend All three approaches are designed to raise the price of carbon based energy All three will increase our utility bills But alone of the three approaches Skocpol argues Cap Dividend actually makes sense to the public For the full article go to http www encino411 com index php blog entry cap dividend is a better approach than cap trade or a carbon tax 3 Food and Water Watch Dividend and Conquer Cap and Dividend and Environmental Betrayal Although cap and dividend avoids the pitfalls of trading credits and offsets it still relies on a market solution for pollution that upends our commitment to stop pollution and protect our families and our environment But under the market based approach adopted by cap and dividend I don t have the option of stopping my neighbor from dumping on my land I only have the choice of being paid As with cap and trade cap and dividend sets up a pay to pollute scheme whereby industry can simply purchase the right to degrade your land air and waterways For the full article go to http www foodandwaterwatch org briefs dividend and conquer cap and dividend and environmental betrayal 4 San Francisco Chronicle Cap and trade dividend for ratepayers by David R Baker Twice each year all California households will collect a small climate dividend from money raised by the state s new global warming cap and trade system utility regulators decided Thursday The dividend will be worth an estimated 20 to 40 and will appear as a credit on utility bills possibly starting in mid 2013 The idea won unanimous approval from the California Public Utilities Commission as part of a broader plan to use some of the revenue from cap

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  • Cap and Dividend Policy Update #31 | Chesapeake Climate Action Network
    any price increases for consumers In the wake of recent debates in Congress over the past few days on climate change and news of high profile Republicans voicing support for a carbon tax Democratic Congressman Jim McDermott introduced the Managed Carbon Price MCP act as a way to address climate change in an economically responsible way For the full article go to http in reuters com article 2012 08 03 us carbon idINBRE87209F20120803 2 CNN Money August 2 Carbon Tax Gets Unusual Support Calls for a carbon tax on fossil fuels like gasoline and coal are coming from a surprising quarter these days Republicans In recent weeks several prominent Republican thinkers have floated the idea of imposing higher taxes on gasoline coal and natural gas The increases they say would be offset by tax cuts on paychecks dividends or corporate taxes For the full article go to http money cnn com 2012 07 30 news economy carbon tax index htm hpt hp t2 3 Scholars Strategy Network Cap Carbon Emissions and Pay Dividends to Citizens A Strategy to Unite Americans Against Global Warming There is a better more democratic alternative called cap and dividend This approach to reducing greenhouse emissions defines environmental improvement as a shared good in which all of us have a stake It puts a price on burning carbon sources known to degrade our shared environment During the transition to a greener economy polluting industries pay for permits and each year the proceeds are divided up and given in equal dividends to every American For the full article go to http www scholarsstrategynetwork org sites default files ssn key findings howard on carbon cap pdf 4 The Oakland Tribune commentary Turn cap and trade rate bomb into AB32 dividends PG E and other utilities have another idea returning all the money to ratepayers In this instance they re right Ratepayers have paid billions over the years for alternative energy The solar industry fuel cells and all the rest wouldn t exist without ratepayers money If there has to be an auction the proceeds should be returned to ratepayers Call it an AB32 dividend It would soften the impact of the coming rate bomb For the full article go to http www insidebayarea com news ci 20974229 turn cap and trade rate bomb into ab32 5 NY Times Op Ed The Most Sensible Tax of All On Sunday the best climate policy in the world got even better British Columbia s carbon tax a tax on the carbon content of all fossil fuels burned in the province increased from 25 to 30 per metric ton of carbon dioxide making it more expensive to pollute This was good news not only for the environment but for nearly everyone who pays taxes in British Columbia because the carbon tax is used to reduce taxes for individuals and businesses For the full article go to http www nytimes com 2012 07 05 opinion a carbon tax sensible for all html r

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  • Cap and Dividend Policy Update #30 | Chesapeake Climate Action Network
    a penny This market based approach would stimulate innovation jobs and economic growth avoid enlarging government or having it pick winners or losers Most Americans except the heaviest energy users would get more back than they paid in increased prices Not only that the reduction in oil use resulting from the carbon price would be nearly six times as great as the oil supply from the proposed pipeline from Canada rendering the pipeline superfluous according to economic models driven by a slowly rising carbon price For the full article go to http www nytimes com 2012 05 10 opinion game over for the climate html r 1 2 Bloomberg Australia predicts close to 25 billion in carbon tax revenue Australia expects to raise A 24 7 billion 24 8 billion in four years from the carbon tax coming into effect July 1 as the government seeks to reduce emissions and spur investment in cleaner energy The carbon price will transform our economy by decoupling economic growth from growth in pollution Greg Combet Australia s climate change minister said in a statement accompanying the budget The levy will apply to about 500 of the nation s largest polluters who pump out some 60 percent of Australia s emissions Combet said For the full article go to http www bloomberg com news 2012 05 08 australia predicts a 24 7 billion carbon revenue html 3 Robin Hahnel Radicals and Reformers Part 1 Climate Change Tax and dividend is fine Using any of the tax to reduce deficits is BAD because we don t need to reduce deficits right now That is a myth that is strangling economic policy and preventing us from launching needed fiscal stimulus to get out of the recession Better to use 25 to subsidize renewable energy production and energy conservation programs as the Cantwell Collins Bill did after using 75 as a rebate dividend to households Cantwell Collins was a cap and dividend bill rather than a tax and dividend bill But the permits required were all upstream so essentially it was the same thing I m not opposed to doing a cap auction dividend approach in order not to have to fight the anti any tax lobby That was what Cantwell Collins did and they did it that way for that reason For the full article and comments go to http www zcommunications org radicals and reformers part 1 climate change by robin hahnel 4 James K Boyce at UCLA symposium Cap and trade as property creation The case for dividends Moral the air including its capacity to safely absorb GHGs belongs to the people Legal compensation to the people for use of their resources meets the Sinclair nexus test Economic keeps the resource rent in California and taxation of dividends as personal income keeps the state whole Political sustains voter support for California law AB32 even as fuel prices rise For the full presentation go to http www law ucla edu centers programs environmental law Documents

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