WASHINGTON, DC – Climate Leadership Council CEO Greg Bertelsen issued the following statement on Senator Bill Cassidy’s (R-LA) Foreign Pollution Fee Act of 2023, co-sponsored by Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC):
“Senator Bill Cassidy’s introduction of the Foreign Pollution Fee Act is an encouraging step toward securing critical supply chains, solidifying international demand for cleaner U.S.-made goods, and lowering global emissions. Through establishing a foreign pollution fee on imported goods and encouraging international partnerships that align with the U.S.’s higher environmental performance, the FPF Act would introduce a global market signal to leverage America’s Carbon Advantage to the benefit of the U.S. economy, American workers, and the environment. The Council looks forward to working with Senator Cassidy and a growing number of members to further develop these trade policies as tools for lowering global emissions.”
The Climate Leadership Council works with a broad set of stakeholders to promote the most cost-effective, equitable and politically-viable climate solutions.