The fastest way to cut carbon emissions is a ‘fee’ and a dividend, top leaders say

The Washington Post
February 13, 2020
By Steven Mufson

A group of prominent politicians, economists, and corporate executives is renewing its push in Congress for a plan that would tax carbon and refund all the money to Americans in payments of approximately $2,000 a year for a family of four.

As congressional Republicans work to come up with a response to climate change, and Democratic primary voters are flagging climate as a top issue, the Climate Leadership Council believes it has an opportunity to win supporters from both sides of the aisle by seeking deep emissions cuts, relying on markets and eschewing regulations.