State legislators from nine states have come together to form the Carbon Costs Coalition. This multi-state coalition is focused on reducing carbon emissions, ensuring equity in policy proposals, developing market-based solutions, creating a resilient local economy and improving public health. By coming together, these legislators are leading a state-based movement to take action on climate by targeting emissions harmful to human health, local economies, and the environment.
While the proposals of each state are tailored to their own local needs, the Coalition is bound together by a set of principles.
- Reducing carbon emissions
- Developing market-based solutions to climate change
- Ensuring equity in policy proposals
- Creating a resilient economy
- Improving public health
“This isn’t just a one-state movement. There is regional support for carbon pricing. By coming together in the Carbon Costs Coalition we hope it accelerates the pace of change already underway.”
“Across the entire political spectrum, there's a growing consensus that market-driven programs to address the real costs of carbon emissions are the answer. This coalition shows the united momentum of states working together to take action. While the proposals of each state in this coalition vary, we are united in our end goal. To reduce greenhouse gas emissions, improve public health and to accurately account for the cost of carbon.”
“Business leaders understand that climate change is a growing risk to their bottom lines. That’s why many support a carbon price as the most efficient and effective way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions."
"State legislators across the country know that they can’t wait for Washington to act on climate change. Carbon pricing is a market-based strategy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions that is being praised by economists and leaders from across the political spectrum."
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