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  • Cap and Dividend Policy Update #29 | Chesapeake Climate Action Network
    those ideas re emerged last month when MSNBC talk show host Dylan Ratigan invited Treehugger s Brian Merchant onto his show to talk about Merchant s piece on the true cost of fossil fuels The idea Fee and dividend For the full article http ecopolitology org 2012 03 02 goodbye cap and trade hello fee and dividend 3 Bipartisan Support Grows for Carbon Fee as Part of Debt Deal I don t think however a debt deal is going to include anything that looks like a tradable carbon allowance either cap and trade or cap and dividend A fee is much more likely because of its simplicity The vast majority of the money raised would have to go to deficit reduction for this to be politically viable For the full article http thinkprogress org romm 2012 02 24 431830 bipartisan support carbon price debt deal mobile nc 4 How to Restore the Middle Class by Peter Barnes Alaska s model can be extended to any state or nation whether or not they have oil Imagine an American Permanent Fund that pays dividends to all Americans one person one share A major source of revenue could be clean air nature s gift to us all Polluters have been freely dumping ever increasing amounts of gunk into our air contributing to ill health acid rain and climate change But what if we required polluters to bid for and pay for permits to pollute our air and decreased the number of permits every year Pollution would decrease and as it did pollution prices would rise Less pollution would yield more revenue Over time trillions of dollars would be available for dividends For the full article http www commondreams org view 2012 02 17 4 5 The Clean Energy Dividend There s no concept of carbon offsets in a Clean Energy Dividend system no polluter can reach for indulgences to cheaply avoid the fee imposed It s a direct simple mechanism and one that can be easily explained to the average voter It s also something that s hard to inveigh against as a partisan scheme though no doubt some will try For the full article http contraposition org blog 2012 02 12 the clean energy dividend 6 Reuters California Eyes Dividends Deficit Cuts from Cap and trade Revenue raised by California s greenhouse gas emissions trading program could be distributed to state residents to offset higher fuel costs or used to reduce the state s projected deficits a state budget watchdog agency said on Thursday Our analysis indicates that such revenues could be returned directly to Californians such as in the form of a check as a dividend that would be intended to offset their increased expenditures on goods and services that ultimately would become more expensive as a result of the cap and trade program the Legislative Analyst s Office said in a report For the full article http www reuters com article 2012 02 10 idUSL2E8DA0OC20120210 7 Where is Obama s

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  • Cap and Dividend Policy Update #28 | Chesapeake Climate Action Network
    was the cap and dividend system proposed by Sens Maria Cantwell D WA and Susan Collins R ME in the 2010 CLEAR Act CBO never scored the system but it had projected revenues between 42 billion and 126 billion with three fourths of this going back to consumers as rebates To read the full article http www americanprogress org issues 2011 09 price is right html 3 Carbon Pricing Scheme is Long Overdue by Edward Ing He priced the office environment pollution At the end of the year we split the revenues from the jar Everyone probably had to pay at some time but everyone got an equal dividend Things balanced out The people who used the most profanity compensated the people who had to endure such outbursts The level of profanity was down considerably after this policy was in place To read the full article http www thestar com opinion letters article 1059111 carbon pricing scheme is long overdue 20 4 E E News Cantwell to Reintroduce Bill Amid New Interest in Carbon Pricing by Jean Chemnick Some observers say that conservatives might eventually come to support a carbon price if it is seen as a way to draw down the federal deficit or offset the cost of reducing an unpopular tax like income or payroll tax rates Sen Maria Cantwell D Wash who with Sen Susan Collins R Maine plans to introduce one of this Congress only bills to decrease carbon emissions said recently that something like her cap and dividend bill could divert some money to deficit reduction You could decide that that s where some of the revenue could go she said Cantwell s bill this Congress will be a variation on the one she offered two years ago which would have required the producers of fossil fuels to pay for their emissions and refund the bulk of revenues to U S residents To read the full article resources cap and dividend policy updates cap and dividend articles cantwell to re introduce cap and dividend bill 5 A Different Approach to Curbing Carbon Emissions by Campbell Wood Lexington KY With nearly all of its electricity coming from coal fired power plants the average Kentucky household would be hard hit by increased energy costs under a cap and trade system to curb carbon emissions Not so under a cap and dividend system which would pay out to every citizen in equal measure the revenues collected for permits to pollute the air with CO2 To read the full article http www bizlex com Articles c 2011 10 12 99164 113117 Cap and Dividend html 6 Could a Carbon Tax Help Solve Our Budget Woes by Ben Schreiber The debate over our national budget is fundamentally a debate over our collective priorities the role of government and our shared values As polls show a majority of the public believes that the budget should not be balanced on the backs of the poor and the elderly and that wealthy corporations

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  • Cap and Dividend Policy Update #27 | Chesapeake Climate Action Network
    water source not destroyed by a mountaintop removal or the fisherman whose catch is filled with bio accumulated mercury she said in a speech in Washington D C last month Cantwell said she plans to introduce a version of her carbon reducing plan again later this year The last time it called for the federal government to auction off carbon shares to 2 000 or so fuel producers the shares would have expired every two years and over time the government would have offered fewer shares as a way to reduce carbon consumption Seventy five percent of the money raised would have been rebated directly to U S citizens offering an average family of four a total of 1 100 a year in tax free checks For the full article go to http www mcclatchydc com 2011 06 10 115603 cantwell aims to fix attention html 2 From the Bangor Maine Daily News Iran is instituting what amounts to a dividend to compensate for phasing out inefficient gasoline subsidies A dividend has been under discussion in Iraq The CLEAR Act an alternative cap and trade bill supported by Maine Republican Sen Susan Collins and Sen Maria Cantwell D Wash includes an auction of carbon permits with most of the revenue coming back to American citizens as dividends Under this bill the vast majority of poor and middle class American households would be net financial gainers from this approach to reducing our carbon emissions even as the cost of fossil fuel rises For the full article go to http bangordailynews com 2011 06 20 opinion contributors alaska s permanent fund dividend a policy ripe for export ref mostReadBox 3 James Boyce The Climate Justice Imperative A cap on carbon emissions is essential but instead of giving free permits to polluters a central plank in cap and trade schemes polluters should pay Permits are valuable their holders will receive the fossil fuel price increases triggered by the cap They should be auctioned not given away eliminating any need for permit trading The revenues should be returned to the people as the rightful owners of the atmosphere s limited carbon absorptive capacity or any country s share of it The cap and dividend climate bill proposed by Senators Maria Cantwell D Wa and Susan Collins R Me in 2009 would do exactly this returning 75 of the revenue directly to the public as individual dividends and devoting the remainder to clean energy investments For the full article go to http triplecrisis com the climate justice imperative more 3442 4 Center on Budget and Policy Priorities article on deficit reduction negotiations Another approach was the Cantwell Collins cap and dividend bill In each case the legislation would have put a limit or cap on the overall amount of greenhouse gases mainly carbon dioxide from the burning of fossil fuels that could be emitted each year Electric power plants oil refineries and other firms responsible for emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases would

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  • Cap and Dividend Policy Update #26 | Chesapeake Climate Action Network
    media Files events 2011 0518 energy future 20110518 keynote pdf 2 Senator Sees Opening in Budget EPA Debates for Resurrecting Cap and Dividend Legislation With Congress struggling to find common ground in upcoming budget and debt ceiling talks Sen Maria Cantwell D Wash said May 18 she hopes to resurrect a 2009 cap and dividend bill that could help consumers meet rising energy costs address rising deficits and bridge the congressional divide over the Environmental Protection Agency s regulation of greenhouse gas emissions For the full story go to http climate bna com climate summary news aspx ein A0C7W0T8F0 3 Pricing Carbon to Reduce Emissions Create Dividends Author Peter Barnes co founder of the Working Assets Money Fund suggests a program the Sky Trust modeled on the Alaska Permanent Fund with money sent to taxpayers electronically checks are so last century He noted that President Barack Obama lowered payroll tax withholding and no one noticed This is a strong argument why dividend is the way to go Barnes said It also gets the discussion out of the tax box which is a very bad box to be in For the full story go to http www miller mccune com environment pricing carbon to reduce emissions create dividends 31344 4 Kudos to Collins I wanted to publicly thank Sen Susan Collins for voting against Sen Mitch McConnell s amendment to the Clean Air Act which would have stripped the EPA of its ability to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from stationary sources forever Now we need to get behind Sen Collins in her CLEAR Act which is a bipartisan effort to position the United States to be a leader in renewable energy and energy conservation and will create green jobs here in our own country The bill also proposes a rebate of

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  • Pricing Carbon, Paying Dividends | Chesapeake Climate Action Network
    From the Chesapeake Climate Action Network Mike Tidwell Director Compiled and edited by Ted Glick CCAN National Campaign Coordinator March 24 2011 The Chesapeake Climate Action Network produces and distributes Continued Cap and Dividend Policy Update 22 February 16 2011 By Beth Kemler Virginia State Director Share Cap and Dividend Policy Update 22 From the Chesapeake Climate Action Network Mike Tidwell director Compiled and edited by Ted Glick CCAN Policy Director December 20 2010 The Chesapeake Climate Continued Cap and Dividend Policy Update 23 February 16 2011 By Beth Kemler Virginia State Director Share Cap and Dividend Policy Update 23 From the Chesapeake Climate Action Network Mike Tidwell director Compiled and edited by Ted Glick CCAN Policy Director January 25 2011 The Chesapeake Climate Continued Cap and Dividend Policy Update 24 February 16 2011 By Beth Kemler Virginia State Director Share From the Chesapeake Climate Action Network Mike Tidwell director Compiled and edited by Ted Glick CCAN Policy Director February 16 2011 The Chesapeake Climate Action Network produces and distributes this Continued Cap and Dividend Policy Update 19 December 21 2010 By Beth Kemler Virginia State Director Share From the Chesapeake Climate Action Network Mike Tidwell director Compiled and edited by Ted Glick CCAN Policy Director October 19 2010 The Chesapeake Climate Action Network produces and distributes this Continued Cap and Dividend Policy Update 20 December 21 2010 By CCAN Webmaster Share From the Chesapeake Climate Action Network Mike Tidwell directorCompiled and edited by Ted Glick CCAN Policy Director November 10 2010 The Chesapeake Climate Action Network produces and distributes this periodic Continued Cap and Dividend Policy Update 21 December 21 2010 By Beth Kemler Virginia State Director Share From the Chesapeake Climate Action Network Mike Tidwell director Compiled and edited by Ted Glick CCAN Policy Director December 6 2010

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  • Kelly Trout, Communications Director | Chesapeake Climate Action Network
    director of the Chesapeake Continued Bipartisan Virginia Leaders Push for Major 2016 Bill to Combat Flooding Fund Climate Solutions December 9 2015 By Kelly Trout Communications Director Share Innovative approach would help cities adapt and promote clean energy while reducing carbon pollution action builds on current climate talks in Paris NORFOLK A bipartisan group of Virginia leaders gathered in Continued In Spirit of Paris Top Maryland Lawmakers Propose Largest Clean Energy Jobs Plan in State History December 8 2015 By Kelly Trout Communications Director Share 2016 bill will expand wind and solar while creating good paying jobs and a diverse clean energy workforce ANNAPOLIS As world leaders meet in Paris to marshal global climate action top Maryland lawmakers Continued More than 70 Groups Call for a Permanent Ban on Fracking in Maryland November 16 2015 By Kelly Trout Communications Director Share Baltimore MD Today 72 groups compelled by the mounting evidence of fracking s negative effects announced their call for a permanent statewide ban on fracking in Maryland to protect public health our Continued Public Interest Groups Demand Probe of Ethical Questions Surrounding Mayor Bowser s Backing of Pepco Merger November 11 2015 By Kelly Trout Communications Director Share DC leaders question role of stadium land deal and pay to play politics in reviving 6 8 billion Exelon takeover WASHINGTON D C DC community leaders called today for a formal probe of soccergate questions Continued New Health Research Underlines Why We Fight Fracking October 28 2015 By Kelly Trout Communications Director Share At CCAN we re fighting to keep fracking wells out of our communities and to stop new pipelines compressor stations and export facilities that drive demand for new fracking Continued Thirty Groups in VA and WV Call for Single Comprehensive Review of Multiple Proposed Gas Pipelines October 26

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  • Advocates Expose Dirty Truth Behind Dominion’s New “Clean Coal” Power Plant | Chesapeake Climate Action Network
    both sides of the story and to point out the true cost of our reliance on coal for public health and the environment The letter offers lawmakers the opportunity to tour a community adjacent to a strip mining site view an active mountaintop removal site and speak to residents of neighborhoods suffering from sea level rise due in part to climate change WEFV leaders spoke out in opposition to Dominion s claims that the Virginia City Hybrid Energy Center is clean citing the total lifecycle costs of burning coal and biomass for electricity Coal never can be and never will be clean especially when it s acquired through mountaintop removal mining explained Laura Miller Field Organizer for Southern Appalachian Mountain Stewards This mining practice has been linked to higher infant mortality birth defects and increased cancer rates in communities surrounding the destruction Plus it leaves decimated mountains and buried streams in its wake The plant also will release dangerous carbon emissions into the atmosphere adding to rapidly accelerating climate change Virginia lawmakers need to understand that this plant drives climate change just like any other fossil fuel burning power plant even if it releases smaller amounts of toxic pollutants like mercury said Beth Kemler Virginia State Director for the Chesapeake Climate Action Network And climate change is affecting all of their constituents From sea level rise in Hampton Roads to more storm damage in Richmond to sporadic growing seasons for farmers all over the commonwealth Virginians are feeling the consequences of our fossil fuel burning The Virginia City Hybrid Energy Center is a 585 megawatt power plant in Wise County Virginia The plant is located on a Virginia City reclaimed surface coal mine site It will use Virginia coal and biomass wood to fuel two circulating fluidized bed boilers The

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  • Meet Fracking Victims Angela and Wayne Smith | Chesapeake Climate Action Network
    2007 they successfully raised beef cattle and harvested blueberries Pacific Gas and Electric Company approached the Smiths in 2007 with a lease that would allow them to frack next to the farm but the Smiths refused to sign it When PG E came back for the second time they said that if the Smiths did not sign the contract and gas was found on their land the drillers would be able to drill for the gas anyway without offering any compensation Later that year several storage wells cropped up nearby and the Smiths water problems began They were horsed to put down a horse after she fell to the ground unable to move her legs She suffered from a debilitating neurological problem The following year a cow died from the same symptoms Other animals on the farm have subsequently died The Smiths firmly believe their animals have died due to the dangerous chemicals in their water from fracking The Smiths later discovered methane and arsenic were present in their drinking water They were forced to buy an 11 000 water unit so that they could have safe drinking water for themselves and their animals Fracking polluted their aquifer and forced them to pay thousands but that s not all The compressor station located across from their property which creates a great deal of noise each day makes their once serene farm a very unpleasant place to live In 2009 the compressor station exploded and showered their entire property with oil including their blueberry crop The blueberries were contaminated and the Smiths could not sell them The Smiths had planned to leave the farm to their grandchildren but fracking has destroyed that dream The value of the property has dropped drastically since drilling began When the Smiths bought their farm they

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