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The League of Women Voters Leelanau County Energy and Natural Resources Committee will host a presentation on Building a Sustainable Planet through Carbon Fee and Dividend Legislation on Wednesday February 4, 2015 at noon in the lower level public meeting room of the Leelanau County Government Center. Lisa Del Buono and Elizabeth Dell from Citizens’ Climate Lobby (CCL) will be the presenters. The Citizens’ Climate Lobby is a non-partisan grassroots advocacy organization, with 200 chapters across the U.S. and Canada, dedicated to generating the political will for effective national policies to address climate. Del Bouno and Dell will address proposed Carbon Fee and Dividend legislation, it’s economic/job impacts and changes in future energy mixes and emissions reductions.
Carbon Fee and Dividend legislation would charge fossil fuel companies a steadily-rising fee on the carbon dioxide content of the fuels they extract or import. The revenues would be returned on a per capita basis to households as a monthly rebate. With the inclusion of border tariffs on imports from nations that lack an equivalent carbon price, Carbon Fee and Dividend provides the motivation for other nations to adopt a similar policy.
Come learn more about this simple and transparent model for combating climate chaos and our excessive consumption of fossil fuel.
The public is invited. Many people bring a sack lunch. LWVLC business meeting to follow presentation.