Posted: April 29, 2020
Northeast Iowa Citizens’ Climate Lobby has sent a letter of recognition to the Decorah City Council and Mayor Lorraine Borowski for their adoption of Resolution 3063 on a 5-2 vote. The council’s resolution supports national legislation that would enact a carbon fee and dividend program.
“This is a crucial step to reduce pollution and climate-altering carbon emissions,” Lyle Otte, lobby chair of Northeast Iowa CCL, said. “On behalf of our entire membership and those who support meaningful efforts to stem catastrophic climate change, we wanted to recognize the council and mayor for their commitment.”
The Citizens’ Climate Education Corporation provided supporting information about the urgency of the climate crisis, efforts to mitigate the crisis, and steps that can be taken to address the climate crisis as a nation.
The Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend bill is championed by 3,550 US economists, four former chairs of the Federal Reserve, twenty-seven Nobel Laureate economists, fifteen former chairs of the Council of Economic Advisers and two former Secretaries of the Department of the Treasury. CCL is a nonpartisan organization.
The program is projected to add 2.2 million American jobs.
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