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Van Hollen, Beyer Introduce Cap and Dividend Legislation

Great work as always by Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA08)! Van Hollen, Beyer Introduce Cap and Dividend Legislation Bill Caps Carbon While Helping Middle Class  WASHINGTON – Today, U.S....

Governor McAuliffe Takes Executive Action to Reduce Carbon Emissions Across Virginia

Good stuff from Gov. Terry McAuliffe as far as it goes, but the fact is we need to be doing a LOT more and...

Video: Rep. Don Beyer Explains How to Promote Clean Energy, Combat...

See the video below for a great answer by my Congressman, Don Beyer, on how to promote clean energy and combat global warming via...

D.C. to Divest Pension Fund from Fossil Fuels; What About Virginia???

Any reason why Virginia can't do this too? The District of Columbia government announced Monday that its $6.4 billion pension fund has fully divested from...

McDermott’s new carbon tax bill under fire by the do-nothing Republican...


If America could tax every policy lie and/or half-truth told by members of the Republican Party, our debt problem could be quickly solved. Walla! While my policy proposal may not be rushing through the House of Representatives anytime soon, a sensible carbon tax policy like that offered by Rep. Jim McDermott (D-WA), the Managed Carbon Price (MCP) Act should be the next launching point to finally address carbon emissions by America's businesses.

The bill's summary states,

"The MCP is unlike a traditional carbon tax, because the MCP creates a flexible price system that provides certainty by accounting for volatility in the energy markets, requires specific emissions reductions, and addresses any increase in energy costs with dividend payments to the public."