Bonus Beltway energy and climate notes

Axios Generate
April 15, 2021
By Ben Geman

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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