Sen. Schatz Comments on Carbon Fee ProposalFebruary 9, 2017, 1:49 PM HST (Updated February 9, 2017, 1:51 PM)
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.