Some in Congress are becoming less resistant to taking the bold steps necessary to put an effective price on carbon. A carbon tax proposal by Carlos Curbelo, Republican from Florida is the latest action. Now is the time to strongly lobby your Representatives and Senators in support of bi-partisan proposals for a price on carbon. Look at the trend. The tide is beginning to turn giving us the opening to make real progress.
But you don’t have to rely on the feds. Your state or region can work to put a price on carbon, like has happened with California, Quebec, and British Columbia, and with the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative of nine northeastern states, and is beginning with pilots in Shanghai, Guangdong, and other Chinese cities and regions. Key U.S. states that are moving toward action include Washington, Oregon, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New York, Vermont, and others.