Executives with corporate heavyweights like Exxon, Ford and IBM are meeting with Democratic and Republican senators this week on climate policy.
Where it stands: The meetings are under the banner of the Climate Leadership Council, a group of companies and environmental groups pushing a carbon tax that would return the revenues to the public.
Why it matters: It represents fresh political efforts to inject carbon pricing into Capitol Hill discussions, even though the barriers are very formidable .
The CLC did not disclose the list of lawmakers, but Sen. Dick Durbin, the chamber’s number 2 Democrat who has introduced carbon fee legislation, announced he had met with them.
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