Letter to the Editor

New York Times: Carbon Pricing & Climate Change

By Walt Minnick

Not only are states, provinces and countries putting a price on carbon, but so are many companies. More than 430 major companies — including General Motors, Stanley Black & Decker and Colgate-Palmolive — are now using an internal price on carbon for internal planning and to make investment decisions, according to C.D.P. (formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project). More than a thousand companies worldwide, including most major hydrocarbon companies, are doing this or have pledged to do so within two years.

Durango Herald: Republicans can support a carbon tax

Most people probably would agree with The Herald Dec. 20 editorial’s statement that a carbon tax, “no matter how logical, is a nonstarter with the Republican Party.” But after talking with 175 members of Congress or their aides, most of them Republicans, I believe there is a way to win GOP support. 

Boston Globe: A Carbon Fee Proposal Republicans Could Get Behind

There is a way to get congressional Republicans to tackle climate change ("Rubio and the carbon tax," Scot Lehigh, Opinion, Nov. 6) Our nonprofit met individually with 175 Senate and House members, or their aides, to sound them out on this centrist approach: Enact a carbon fee, and use half the revenue from that fee to drop the corporate tax rate, the highest in the industrial world, from 35 to 25 percent.