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Sen. Schatz Comments on Carbon Fee Proposal

Posted February 9, 2017, 01:49 PM HST

Carbon pollution.

Big Island Now file photo. Feb. 2017.

Following the release of a recent proposal from a group of Republican leaders that would cut carbon pollution and fight climate change through a carbon fee, U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawai‘i), co-chair of the Climate Action Task Force, issued the following statement:

“This proposal from a well-respected group of Republicans is an important step in the right direction and proof that cutting carbon pollution and fighting man-made climate change is not a partisan issue. I am glad to see that this proposal includes many of the same policies outlined in carbon fee legislation I introduced with Senator Whitehouse last Congress. I hope my Republican colleagues in the Senate will build off of this proposal and work with us on finding bipartisan solutions to the greatest challenge facing our planet.”


Sen. Schatz and U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) introduced a similar carbon fee proposal last Congress.


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Francis Chong Does his own lifestyle reflect what he preaches??? No!!February 09, 2017 02:02pm
Byron Matthews Global warming is a political hoax. Climate changes, that's normal and has been happening for as long as earth has been around.February 09, 2017 02:36pm
Les Miller Schatz is a moron. The concept is a hoax. Just another way to collect money as taxes, control you and demonize their political opponents. There is no solid proof to support it. NOAA was caught altering data. All you libtards need to come up with a way to create real jobs, grow our economy in Hawai'i, lower taxes and stop inciting violence and hate.February 09, 2017 03:47pm
Donald Klees What the schatz is he saying?February 09, 2017 03:49pm
Les Miller He wants to squeeze you, manufacturing and farming for more peso'sFebruary 09, 2017 03:58pm
Steven Salomon https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=52Mx0_8YEtgFebruary 09, 2017 05:21pm
Steven Salomon https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SyUDGfCNC-kFebruary 09, 2017 05:22pm
Dennis Hakes Tree huggin twitFebruary 09, 2017 05:59pm
Teddy Viv just another big goverment tax!!!February 09, 2017 07:14pm
Jimmy Garrison Schitz is an idiot, enjoy your last term. Get the fuck outta here with that fake climate change tax shit.February 09, 2017 10:28pm
Theo Ophilus "Hello, this is Chicken Little One, calling all Chicken Littles out there in Chicken Little Land.............."February 10, 2017 09:22am
Byron Matthews This comment thread gives me hopeFebruary 10, 2017 10:14am
Rick Reed Climate change is a money grubbing hoax......February 10, 2017 11:42am
Dave Kawika Anderson Here's a solution.... tell China, India, and South America to clean up their actFebruary 10, 2017 07:13pm

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