Congress: Jumpstart growth and protect the environment with a price on carbon #PriceCarbon
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“A revenue-neutral carbon tax is the best option."
- Rex Tillerson, Secretary of State
“A carbon tax would attach the national security and environmental costs to carbon-based fuels.”
- Arthur Laffer, former economic advisor, President Ronald Reagan
“A price on emissions will create incentives to develop new, cleaner … technologies.”
- Henry Paulson, former Treasury Secretary, President George W. Bush
“If we’ve learned any lessons during the past few decades, perhaps the most important is that preservation of our environment is not a partisan challenge; it’s common sense.”
- President Ronald Reagan
With the American economy still sluggishly recovering from the financial crisis, and with tourism, real estate and agriculture increasingly impacted by climate risk, there is one conservative-led pro-growth solution: putting a price on carbon and using the royalties to jumpstart growth. Businesses across industries have come together and asked for a price on carbon, desiring long-run financial stability and a future with a more manageable climate. Many businesses, including ExxonMobil and Google, already internally price their emissions.
Former Secretaries of State and the Treasury George Shultz and James Baker have embraced carbon pricing, recognizing the United States’ need to protect America from climate change and grow American business. These elder statesmen are backed by former US Ambassador to Portugal Thomas Stephenson, President of the Niskanen Center Jerry Taylor, Harvard economics professor Gregory Mankiw, and more in their drive to take immediate, business-supported climate action.
Climate change is already happening in the form of more extreme weather like droughts and storms. These patterns are already affecting business’ bottom lines. The longer action takes on climate change, the more costly it will become to deal with it. Experts and policymakers on both sides of the aisle agree that pricing carbon is the most effective way to reduce emissions and promote economic growth.
Please support the conservative movement to promote growth and protect the environment by asking Congress to include a price for carbon in comprehensive tax reform.
Help us spread the word by sharing our petition on social media using #PriceCarbon.
For more information on a price for carbon or to learn how you can help further, please visit pricecarbon.org.
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