It's August and the traffic in Marin is light. Where is everyone? Is half the population is on vacation? Congress is too, and after what they've been through since January they deserve a break.
But there will be no break. Nature has taken no rest, nor is it giving any. The Book of Revelations is on display around the world on the nightly news.
Critical work continues as the budget reconciliation process takes shape in Washington. Thus, Congress still needs to hear loud and clear support from citizens for meaningful, effective carbon pricing to be included in their work product. Nothing less will suffice.
Our superb representative, Jared Huffman, has endorsed the carbon fee, dividend and border carbon adjustment in the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act (EICDA), which now has 80 cosponsors. We thank him and applaud his support.
Even supportive leaders need and deserve encouragement.
You can support Rep. Huffman's decision to endorse the features in the EICDA by voicing your desire that the reconciliation package include a price on carbon. If you'd like to further personalize your message, you can specify not just a price on carbon, but specifically a carbon fee, dividend and border carbon adjustment -- the solution recommended by a consensus of US economists and a host of serious international organizations including the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, The United Nations, business groups and many others.
As of August 17, over 5,000 calls and emails have landed in the House. Importantly, members of Congress receive weekly stats about their constituents' key concerns. This campaign aims to elevate carbon pricing to the top. Your voice will count. Please encourage your friends and family to join in. It'll take two minutes. Thank you.