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KC Dem Club on-line: Cantrell and Hartzell–Citizens’ Climate Lobby’s Proposal

This Friday will focus on climate change and a positive proposal to help mitigate its adverse effects. To help lead the discussion, we have asked Mac Cantrell and Trish Hartzell to join us. Cantrell and Hartzell represent the Palouse Chapter of the Citizens’ Climate Lobby (CCL). The nonprofit, non-partisan CCL advocates for effective climate change policy. The CCL of the Palouse encompasses Latah County, Idaho and Whitman County, Washington.

Join Cantrell and Hartzell this Friday at noon online for some frank talk about Climate Change and what CCL is doing to help mitigate its impacts.

ABOUT THE CCL Proposal

“We’ve had a great ride on fossil fuels” says Cantrell. “They’ve increased prosperity throughout our planet, helped us with technological advances and given us longer lives. Unfortunately, their by-product, carbon dioxide, is now at such elevated levels it is polluting our atmosphere and hurting us all. Fortunately, we have good solutions to deal with this problem, and these good ideas are spreading.”

The case in point is the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act. The EICDA, introduced in the US House of Representatives in 2019, embodies a carbon fee and dividend approach put forward by the CCL. Based on extensive independent research by Regional Economic Models, Inc. (REMI), the carbon fee and dividend model is a revenue neutral incentivization tool that encourages a transition to carbon free alternatives. Moreover, it achieves this goal while providing a wide array of economic and environmental benefits.

REMI Report

The Benefits of Carbon Pricing

ABOUT OUR MEETINGS

The Democratic Club meets each Friday at noon online. We distribute a Zoom link for our club meetings each Thursday prior to the meeting date. Contact Phil at pjwmia@aol.com, to request the link or assistance getting connected. We will return to in person/online meetings as soon as it becomes safe to do so. You can find videos of past Club meetings at KootenaiCountyDemClub.com/Meeting Videos.

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