Climate Change Task Force (LWVUS)
Last November, we held a forum on Citizen Climate Lobby's proposal for a carbon tax and dividend.
LWVUS recently updated its Toolkit for Climate Action. Here is the information provided by national League President Chris Carson.
Updates From the LWVUS Climate Change Task Force
New materials have been added to the LWVUS Tool Kit for Climate Action maintained by the Climate Change Task Force. The materials include a statement to use to explain the League's "position" on carbon pricing, along with an example of how you could incorporate this statement in a letter-to-the-editor. For more information about the League’s work on carbon pricing, please visit the Price on Carbon webpage in the Toolkit for Climate Action. The task force has also updated information regarding the suit against the administration in the case of Juliana et al v. United States, which argues that the federal government is violating the constitutional rights of the young plaintiffs by promoting the development and use of fossil fuels, despite knowing for decades that fossil fuels are destroying the climate system is moving forward. A trial date is set for February 5, 2018.
League members who want to be added to the state's Google group for natural resources issues, please contact Erin Grunze.