A group called the Citizens Climate Lobby (CCL) says that In light of Utah’s growing air quality concerns and the real and potential effects of climate instability, the time to act is now. The purposes of Citizens Climate Lobby are: 1) to create the political will for a stable climate; and 2) to empower individuals to have breakthroughs in exercising their personal and political power They engage in non-partisan lobbying for a gradually increasing tax on carbon-based fuels with all revenues returned as a dividend to households, as a way to drive our economy away from fossil fuels and toward clean energy.
The CCL thinks this market-based, revenue-neutral approach stands the best chance of appealing to both liberals and conservatives and thus making its way through Congress into law. They are looking to expand the number of groups in Utah to include at least one CCL group in each of Utah’s four Congressional districts. Ben Mates & Dr. David Folland from the Citizens Climate Lobby are visiting Logan on Wednesday and will join Tom Williams for the hour on Access Utah. For more information on the CCL, visit www.citizensclimatelobby.org or contact our guests:
Ben J. Mates