Revenue Neutral Solution to Curbing Emissions

Members of Sustainable Belmont are working in conjunction with the Citizen’s Climate Lobby (CCL) to reduce emissions in a way that won’t break anyone’s bank.

If you missed the recent event, you can still be part of the effort.
SB Members and CCL are asking our members of Congress to address global warming. On June 23, people across the country will be calling representatives in Congress in support of addressing global warming. Please contact our representatives in Congress – Clark, Warren and Markey – on Monday, June 23.

Here’s a sample script for your calls:

“Hi, my name is _____ and I live in ______. I’m very concerned about global warming, and I want the Congressman/Congresswoman to consider serious legislation to fix this problem, [such as a revenue-neutral carbon fee*]. Thank you, and have a nice day.”

Sen., Ed Markey: 202-224-3121 (ask for Mr. Markey’s office)
Sen., Elizabeth Warren: 202-224-4543
Rep., Katherine Clark: 202-225-2836

*A revenue-neutral carbon fee makes carbon based fuels more expensive while providing consumers money to offset these increased expenses—without increasing the size of government. The goal is to change behaviors away from increasingly expensive fossil fuels to low-carbon energy sources. This is the solution many economists agree will have the most impact in lowering greenhouse gas emissions which are heating our tiny planet, and spurring investment in cleaner energy sources.

Join Sustainable Belmont and Citizen’s Climate Lobby (CCL) to learn about a federal-level revenue-neutral solution to curbing emissions (it won’t increase size of government). We’ll be learning more about this solution, listening to the CCL national speaker on a conference call and taking action by writing letters with the help of Gary Rucinski, NE Regional Coordinator of CCL. MA Legislators have also proposed a state-level revenue-neutral carbon tax.

For more information about previous events and this inititiative, please contact Kim Slack (Sustainable Belmont) or Zaurie Zimmerman (CCL) zaurie.zimmerman [at] gmail.com

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