Ask Congress to pass a Carbon Fee and Dividend
Make fossil fuel companies pay a fee for their carbon pollution.
Email your members of Congress.
With a price on carbon, polluters pay. People get a carbon cashback. It will:
help low and middle income people afford higher prices
keep Americans healthier and living longer by reducing air pollution
help reduce America’s carbon pollution 50% by 2030—putting us on track to reach net zero by 2050
Do your members of Congress know about these benefits?
What is a Price on Carbon?
Polluters pay a fee whenever they use fossil fuels and damage our environment. The fee is based on the metric tons of CO2 generated. As this price flows through the economy, businesses and people are incentivized to switch to clean energy.
The money collected from taxing polluters on their carbon emissions is given back to Americans in the form of a monthly payment to spend however they choose. This type of carbon pricing policy is called a “carbon fee and dividend.”
Studies have shown that a steadily-rising price, starting at $15/ton and rising by $10/ton per year, would cut fossil fuel pollution by 30% in the first 5 years alone. This will put America on a path to hit the targets set by the Paris accords and to reach net zero by 2050.
Learn more about pricing carbon in our video: