I do plan to get these posts on an at-least-weekly basis soon. Feel free to share in the comments any opportunities you discover throughout the week!
Washington Post/Associated Press, 3/6
A carbon tax would be more effective than the EPA rules, create jobs in low-carbon energy industries, and give conservatives the smaller government they’ve always wanted.
Newsday/Associated Press, 3/6
As the planet heats up, droughts will become more widespread, devastating crops and costing billions. A carbon tax is our best insurance against future climate impacts. (Although CA’s drought may not be directly caused by climate change, it reminds us that extreme weather is expensive.)
When it comes to energy sources, we shouldn’t be asking the Governor to pick winners. With a carbon tax, we could let the market decide.
Long Island Business News/Associated Press, 3/3
It’s clear that weather has a direct effect on the economy, and weather will become increasingly volatile due to climate change.
Adaptation measures are important, but mitigation right now is the only way to protect from climate impacts in the long run.
Long Island is facing real economic challenges ahead. A carbon tax could steer the economy in the right direction while providing financial relief for struggling Long Island families.
On the need to engage in democracy, Goldmark asks: “Suppose none of us ever talk things over with the people with whom we disagree?” CCL is committed to bipartisan dialog and grassroots action for a carbon tax.
NY Times, 2/27
A carbon tax would render the pipeline debate moot. The market would select the best sources of energy based on both their benefits and costs to society.