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Sen. Schatz Comments on Carbon Fee Proposal

February 9, 2017, 1:49 PM HST (Updated February 9, 2017, 1:51 PM) · 0 Comments
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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.”

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

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