Will Santa eventually need to be pulled by camels due to climate change, as shown in the Dec. 6 issue cartoon? Not if a new bipartisan bill in Congress passes! The Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act — H.R. 7173 — would levy a fee on carbon-based fuels to incentivize alternatives but then rebate the fee back to households equitably to cover the increased costs.
This bill would significantly reduce climate change, increase public health, and boost jobs. It uses a market-based approach that will unleash American ingenuity to reduce emissions. The peril of climate change is too real to be caught up in partisan politics. Please let your representative and senators know that you want effective bipartisan action like H.R. 7173.
Peter Collinge