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From the editor: Two years ago, following the defeat of comprehensive legislation to address climate change, talk of a carbon tax ceased in Washington. The volunteers of Citizens Climate Lobby never stopped talking and writing about it, however, and their message has now been published more than1,000 times in newspapers and other media throughout the United States and Canada. Today, talk of a “revenueneutral carbon tax” is popping up in many places, thanks in no small part to CCL volunteers who have kept the public conversation going. Presented here is a sampling of excerpts from the media, most of them published since the beginning of 2013, written by CCL volunteers, members of the media, and members of the general public.

About these selections: This selection of documents is incomplete. Many more articles, as well as books, symposia, videos, internet documents, television shows and radio programs on carbon fee proposals have appeared than are presented here. There are more all the time, and the pace is accelerating. No doubt there are errors here. We apologize for them. Please address corrections for future printings to ewhitney@comcast.net. Ellie Whitney, Ph.D., and Rebecca Dutton, Ed.D., Volunteers, Citizens Climate Lobby

Ordering information: This booklet can be ordered from www.Amazon.com as a bound booklet . Proceeds will be donated to the Citizens Climate Lobby Education Corporation.

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Nov, 15 articles, 3 Dec, 16 articles, 7 Jan, 60 articles, 11 Feb, 67 articles, 26 Mar, 40 articles, 42 Apr, 47 articles, 55 May, 82 articles,71 Web links, 101

“Letter” refers to a letter to the editor. “Op-ed” refers to an “opinion editorial”—that is, an opinion piece written by a member of the public with the permission, or at the invitation, of the paper’s editors. “Editorial” refers to an opinion piece written by the newspaper’s editorial board or staff.

2——Public Opinion on Carbon Tax


NOVEMBER 2012 ARTICLES TORONTO GLOBE AND MAIL

“A carbon tax and innovation are not . . . opposed. A predictable and transparent price on carbon will send a market signal to invest in the clean energy revolution. The answer to the current economic malaise seems glaringly obvious.”1 NOV. 1, 2012 LETTER

TIME MAGAZINE

“Sandy ends the silence The U.S. still needs some kind of price on carbon to make dirty energy pay for its pollution. It needs to eliminate archaic subsidies for fossil fuels.”2 NOV. 7, 2013 OP-ED

WASHINGTON POST

“With ‘fiscal cliff’ looming, carbon tax getting closer look” “Now if there were just some policy that would reduce carbon emissions and raise federal -revenue .. ..A tax on carbon, of course, is that policy.”3 NOV. 9, 2013 EDITORIAL

Public Opinion on Carbon Tax——3


WASHINGTON POST

“The Carbon Tax”4 NOV. 10, 2013 EDITORIAL

NEW YORK TIMES

“To Slow Warming, Tax Carbon”5 NOV. 11, 2012 OP-ED

MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL

“A large majority of Americans (88%) say the United States should make an effort to reduce global warming, even if it has economic costs. Options have been laid out: A tax on carbon as suggested by former Secretary of State George Shultz and others is one idea.”6 NOV. 13, 2012 OP-ED

AMERICAN ENTERPRISE INSTITUTE

“Economics of Carbon Taxes”7 NOV. 13, 2012, ALL DAY CONFERENCE

NATIONAL JOURNAL (WASHINGTON)

“Norquist: Carbon-Tax Swap for Income-Tax Cut”8 NOV. 13, 2012 NEWS

4——Public Opinion on Carbon Tax


BLOOMBERG NEWS

“Exxon Mobil Corp. is part of a growing coalition backing a carbon tax.”9 NOV. 15, 2012 NEWS

GOOGLE NEWS

“Greenpeace calls for carbon tax on India’s rich consumers.”10 NOV. 15, 2012 NEWS

RICHMOND TIMES DISPATCH

“Bart Hinkle, Libertarian-leaning columnist, writes in favor of carbon tax.”11 NOV. 18, 2012 OP-ED

IPOLITICS

“Why a carbon tax makes sense to conservatives: A tax on carbon will be central both to a stable economy and a sustainable environment in the future. . . . It] would be both economically efficient and environmentally friendly. In economics jargon, a tax on carbon is a Pigovian tax, one that adjusts for an activity which produces social costs in excess of the cost paid by people participating in the activity — in this case, everyone who burns fossil fuels.”12 NOV. 18, 2012 COLUMN

Public Opinion on Carbon Tax——5


GRIST

10 reasons a carbon tax is trickier than you think: What’s needed on climate change, ultimately, is a wholesale, society-wide commitment to remaking energy, agricultural, and land-use systems along low-carbon lines. ‘Market mechanisms’ like a carbon tax are a crucial part of that effort.”13 NOV. 19, 2012 OP-ED

REUTERS

“Seas rising faster than projected & low areas threatened – study: ‘Unless we reduce our carbon pollution rapidly, this study clearly shows we are heading for the nightmare world at the top end of the IPCC predictions,’ said professor Mark Maslin of University College, London.”14 NOV. 27, 2012 NEWS

THE GUARDIAN (LONDON)

“Climate change is happening now – a carbon price must follow.”15 NOV. 30, 2012 OP-ED

6——Public Opinion on Carbon Tax


DECEMBER 2012 ARTICLES CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR

“There are certainly lots of reasons why a carbon tax as part of a budget compromise makes sense: reduced emissions, increased revenue without raising income rates, and more accurate pricing of energy are all extremely worthy outcomes. A carbon tax has a large-scale model to use as a reference, as Australia recently levied a highprofile carbon tax, which offsets income taxes; and while there are complaints (especially early on in the process) the general reception has not been overly negative.”16 DEC. 1, 2012 OP-ED

CNN

“A tax we could learn to love.”17 DEC. 3, 2012 OP-ED

CLIMATE PROGRESS (WASHINGTON)

“How A Progressive Carbon Tax Will Fight Climate Change and Stimulate The Economy” DEC. 6, 2013 BLOG

Public Opinion on Carbon Tax——7


NEW YORK TIMES

Going beyond carbon dioxide: The carbon dioxide we produce when we burn fossil fuels and cut down forests is the planet’s single largest contributor to global warming. It persists in the atmosphere for centuries. Reducing these emissions by as much as half by 2050 is essential to avoid disastrous consequences by the end of this century, and we must begin immediately.19 DEC. 7, 2012 OP-ED

STATEN ISLAND ADVANCE

“Reducing carbon emissions could slow climate change”20 DEC. 7, 2012 LETTER

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

“Lets crack down on carbon emissions”21 DEC. 8, 2012 LETTER

LINCOLN JOURNAL STAR

“Support fee and dividend plan”22 DEC. 9, 2012 LETTER

NEW YORKER MAGAZINE

“Paying for it—a tax to save the world”23 DEC. 10, 2012 ARTICLE

8——Public Opinion on Carbon Tax


STATEN ISLAND ADVANCE

“A carbon fee would boost alternative energy use”24 DEC. 18, 2012 LETTER

THE HILL (WASHINGTON)

“[About Senator Boxer’s weekly climate change clearinghouse:] Asked about the plan to develop a ‘major bill,’ Boxer said it would address . . . curbing carbon emissions. The Collins-Cantwell plan would place a declining limit on the amount of carbon from fossil energy sources in U.S. commerce, and directly refund most revenues from government auctions of emissions permits to consumers in order to offset higher energy costs.25 DEC. 18, 2012 NEWS

AUSTIN STATESMAN

“Carbon tax needed”26 DEC. 22, 2012 LETTER

ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER

“Carbon tax leaders”27 DEC. 22, 2012 LETTER

Public Opinion on Carbon Tax——9


PASADENA STAR NEWS

“Free-market answer to the stark reality of climate change”28 DEC. 26, 2012 OP-ED

ST. LOUIS POST DISPATCH

“Save the planet. Save social security. Save Medicaid. Tax carbon.”29 DEC. 27, 2012 EDITORIAL

NEW YORK TIMES

Carbon taxes make Ireland even greener. Over the last three years, with its economy in tatters, Ireland’s . . . government imposed taxes on most of the fossil fuels used by homes, offices, vehicles and farms, based on each fuel’s carbon dioxide emissions, a move that immediately drove up prices for oil, natural gas and kerosene. The Irish now pay purchase taxes on new cars and yearly registration fees that rise steeply in proportion to the vehicle’s emissions.30 DEC. 27, 2012 BLOG

ST. LOUIS POST DISPATCH

“Carbon tax is the right idea”31 DEC. 31, 2012 LETTER

10——Public Opinion on Carbon Tax


JANUARY 2012 ARTICLES RALEIGH NEWS OBSERVER

“A revenue-neutral carbon tax would make companies like BP financially accountable for the external consequences of their products, while protecting Americans from the price burden.”32 JAN 1, 2013 LETTER

WASHINGTON POST

“Impose a defined carbon tax on the fossil-fuel suppliers, with a set annual increase, and then return all the collected fees to the public in the form of direct payments or reductions in other taxes. This would protect low- and moderate-income families while avoiding the divisive question of politicians handing themselves new revenue.”33 JAN. 1, 2013, LETTER

UC IRVINE NEWS

“Major cuts to surging CO2 emissions are needed now, not down the road, study finds”34 JAN. 1, 2013 LETTR

YORK DAILY RECORD

“Stop fossil fuel subsidies”35 JAN. 2, 2013, LETTER

Public Opinion on Carbon Tax——11


NORTH JERSEY RECORD

“It’s not too late to mitigate climate change. Many economists of all political persuasions agree that a revenue-neutral tax on carbon-based fuels at the source would be a good plan. When we pay more for the ‘bads,’ we give the ‘goods’ such as clean renewable energy a chance in the market. Revenue-neutral means that proceeds from the carbon fee, or tax, are returned right to households.”36 JAN 8, 2013 LETTER

NEW YORK TIMES

“What would you rather do to help solve our fiscal problem: Give up your home mortgage deduction and wait two more years for Social Security and Medicare, or pay a little extra for gasoline and electricity? . . . I’d rather pay the little carbon tax, especially since it would clean up the air for our kids, drive innovation and make us less dependent on the most unstable region in the world: the Middle East. . . . How could a carbon tax not be on the table today?”37 JAN. 8, 2013 OP-ED

DALLAS MORNING NEWS

“Hurrah for Championing Climate Change Legislation”38 JAN. 9, 2013 LETTER

12——Public Opinion on Carbon Tax


CHRISTIAN CENTURY

“Playing offense – it’s time to divest from the oil industry: Given 100 years, slow changes in behavior would do the job. But since much of the Arctic has already melted, we need to move much faster. We need the kind of structural changes (a serious carbon tax) and international agreements (helping the developing world leapfrog past coal to sun).”39 JAN. 9, 2013 COVER STORY

SUDBURY STAR

“A gradually increasing, predictable and transparent price on carbon . . . would wean humanity off fossil fuels.”40 JAN. 9, 2013 OP-ED

DISMAL ENVIRONMENTALIST

“A carbon tax would raise unemployment—NOT.”41 JAN. 10, 2013 BLOG

CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR

“The beauty of a carbon tax and its exemption for the poor”42 JAN 10, 2013 OP-ED

Public Opinion on Carbon Tax——13


EU CLAIRE LEADER TELEGRAM

“Group supports revenue-neutral carbon tax”43 JAN. 11, 2013 OP-ED

NASHVILLE TENNESSEEAN

“I call upon our senators for legislation to tax or cap carbon emissions from fossil fuels”44 JAN. 13, 2013 LETTER

WISCONSIN STATE JOURNAL (MADISON)

“Big goals for new year [include curbing carbon emissions]”45 JAN. 13, 2013 EDITORIAL

AUSTIN STATESMAN

“Stopping climate change”46 JAN. 14, 2013 LETTER

WISCONSIN STATE JOURNAL (MADISON)

“Get carbon fuels on the national agenda”47 JAN. 14, 2013 LETTER

14——Public Opinion on Carbon Tax


LINCOLN JOURNAL STAR

“What can we do? We can ask that our elected officials in Washington, D.C., enact legislation that: 1) puts a steadily rising fee on carbon-based fuels at the first point to sale; 2) returns that revenue to households to offset higher energy costs; and 3) imposes tariffs on goods from nations that do not have similar carbon pricing in order to protect American businesses.”48 JAN. 14, 2013, LINCOLN, NEB. LETTER

SANTA ROSA PRESS DEMOCRAT

“Climate tax”49 JAN. 15, 2013 LETTER

NEWSDAY

“Climate change is happening now and humans are to blame. But is there anything we can do to stop it? The most sensible approach is to put a predictable and steadily increasing fee on carbon-based fuels at the source (mine, well or port), and return the revenue to all households to shield against the impact of rising energy costs. This higher price would spur private investment in clean energy and allow the government to get out of the business of choosing energy winners and losers.”50 JAN. 15, 2013 LETTER

Public Opinion on Carbon Tax——15


SUDBURY NORTHERN LIFE

“Now, more than ever, Canadians should consider a fee on carbon pollution with 100 per cent of the money collected from fossil fuel producers going directly back to the people.”51 JAN. 15, 2013, LETTER

YORK DAILY RECORD

“Charge a carbon emissions fee”52 JAN. 15, 2013 LETTER

AUSTIN STATESMAN

“A revenue-neutral carbon tax [would correct] a major flaw in the market.”53 JAN. 16, 2013 LETTER

DALLAS MORNING NEWS

“Today across America, coalitions are forming to build the political will for a revenue-neutral carbon tax . . .”54 JAN. 16, 2013 BLOG

ATLANTA JOURNAL CONSTITUTION

“Carbon tax would cut reliance on fossil fuels”55 JAN. 16, 2013 LETTER

16——Public Opinion on Carbon Tax


ATLANTA JOURNAL CONSTITUTION

“Congress must act to reduce emissions”56 JAN. 16, 2013 LETTER

ALEXANDRIA ECHO PRESS

“Enact carbon tax on coal, oil, natural gas”57 JAN. 16, 2013 LETTER

NATIONAL JOURNAL (WASHINGTON)

“Carbon-tax talk has Congress feeling the heat”58 JAN. 16, 2013 NEWS ITEM

ELECTRIC LIGHT AND POWER

“Climate policies failing without sufficient carbon pricing”59 JAN.17, 2013 OPINION

SUDBURY STAR

“33 countries will have a carbon tax in 2013”60 JAN. 18, 2013 OP-ED

RALEIGH NEWS OBSERVER

“Tax carbon”61 JAN. 20, 2013 LETTER

Public Opinion on Carbon Tax——17


THE HILL TIMES (WASHINGTON)

“A price on carbon ‘internalizing’ the harm caused by fossil fuel emissions is the economic lever required for significant, ongoing emissions reduction”62 JAN. 21, 2013 OP-ED

TORONTO STAR

“[Climate] change is . . . caused largely by human-induced carbon emissions.”63 JAN. 21, 2013 LETTER

PORTLAND OREGONIAN

“Put a price on carbon dioxide pollution from the burning of fossil fuels.”64 JAN. 22, 2013 LETTER

NASHVILLE TENNESSEEAN

“As . . . both parties consider legislation to reduce CO2 emissions, one solution is a . . . carbon fee-anddividend.”65 JAN. 22, 2013 OP-ED

18——Public Opinion on Carbon Tax


TRENTON TMES (NEW JERSEY)

“The climate is right for carbon tax.”66 JAN. 22, 2103 LETTER

SUDBURY STAR

“An American carbon tax would be the best route of action to tackle climate change.”67 JAN. 23, 2013 NEWS ITEM

AUSTIN STATESMAN

“A steadily rising tax on carbon-based fuels at the point of sale, with all revenue to be returned to households, is a strategy favored by many economists.”68 JAN 24, 2013 LETTER

DEL MARVA NOW

“Citizens Climate Lobby’s . . . goal is to persuade Congress to enact legislation that will put a direct fee on carbon-based fuels. . . .”69 JAN. 24, 2013 NEWS ITEM

DALLAS MORNING NEWS

“Republicans should back a revenue-neutral carbon tax.”70 JAN. 25, 2013 LETTER

Public Opinion on Carbon Tax——19


HARRISBURG PATRIOT NEWS

“Replace energy subsidies with tax on carbon emissions.”71 JAN.25 LETTER

YORK DAILY RECORD

“A . . . simple solution to the market failure of than capand-trade would be a steadily-rising fee on carbon emissions.”72 JAN 25, 2013 OP-ED

PEWCENTER-STATES

“Climate policies are failing without sufficient carbon pricing.”73 JAN. 25, 2013 FEATURE

NASHVILLE TENNESSEAN

“The most effective way to get started is with bipartisan support for a revenue-neutral carbon fee and dividend program.”74 JAN 25, 2013 LETTER

20——Public Opinion on Carbon Tax


BUSINESS WEEK (NEW YORK)

“[World Bank president Jim Yong Kim says climate change is his greatest concern and espouses three goals:] 1) Create a ‘global carbon market’ (an international budget for burning carbon-stressing the importance of ‘marketdriven’ solutions) 2) Eliminate all carbon-fuel subsidies) and 3) Make mega-cities green (60-70% of the emissions are from megacities).”75 JAN. 26, 2013 VIDEO

HENDERSON DAILY DISPATCH

“Progressive tax needed on fossil fuels”76 JAN. 26, 2013 LETTER

KANSAS CITY STAR

“The Star and some environmental groups favor imposition of a carbon tax or fee . . . if it’s revenueneutral”77 JAN 26, 2013 EDITORIAL

NEWPORT DAILY NEWS

“Fee on carbon would help us move forward”78 JAN 26, 2013 LETTER

KANSAS CITY STAR

“Why the GOP should back a carbon tax”79 JAN. 27, 2013 OP-ED

Public Opinion on Carbon Tax——21


WISCONSIN STATE JOURNAL (MADISON)

“We have the chance to enact carbon fee and dividend legislation to put renewable energy on an even playing field with fossil fuels.”80 JAN 27, 2013 LETTER

WISCONSIN STATE JOURNAL (MADISON)

“Obama’s . . . actions and those of our legislators need to rise to the challenges of climate change . . . by imposing a fee on greenhouse gases.”81 JAN 27, 2013 LETTER

DESERET NEWS (SALT LAKE CITY)

“Congress must be on board . . . a carbon tax is vital.”82 JAN. 27, 2013 EDITORIAL

DESERET NEWS (SALT LAKE CITY)

“Put fee on carbon and give proceeds to people suffering from dirty air”83 JAN 28, 2013 LETTER

FINANCIAL POST (TORONTO)

“A price on carbon provides the certainty to make sound business decisions.”84 JAN 28, 2013 LETTER

22——Public Opinion on Carbon Tax


ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER

“A carbon tax would . . . address the climate problem, stimulate the economy, add jobs and establish American leadership on the issue.”85 JAN. 28, 2013 LETTER

AUSTIN STATESMAN

“The president and Congress need to get behind a marketbased solution like the revenue-neutral carbon tax.”86 JAN 29, 2013 LETTER

PASADENA STAR NEWS

“Responsible and informed citizens should advocate for a fee-and-dividend system as designed by the Citizens Climate Lobby.”87 JAN. 29, 2013 OP-ED

SALT LAKE TRIBUNE

“Tax carbon.”88 JAN 29, 2013 LETTER

Public Opinion on Carbon Tax——23


NEW YORK TIMES

“In energy taxes, tools to help tackle climate change: A tax on energy could single-handedly take on climate change. For starters, it would encourage people and businesses to burn less, reducing emissions at a stroke. One study found that a carbon tax of $15 per ton would reduce greenhouse emissions by 14 percent as people sought to save energy by driving less, insulating their homes and switching to renewable fuels, among other things.”89 JAN 29, 2013 NEWS ITEM

FRIENDS OF THE EARTH

“New poll – Americans support a carbon tax”90 JAN. 30, 2013 BLOG

JAMESTOWN PRESS

“A regulatory approach would become unnecessary with the passage of a steadily rising tax on the CO2 content of coal, oil and gas.”91 JAN. 31, 2013 LETTER

24——Public Opinion on Carbon Tax


FEBRUARY 2012 ARTICLES MEDFORD MAIL TRIBUNE (OREGON)

“One proposal is a fee and dividend system in which those extracting fossil fuels pay a fee per ton for the carbon they extract. This fee, collected by the federal government, would be returned as dividends to taxpayers.”92 FEB. 1, 2013 OP-ED

ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER

“Letting the market work when carbon pollution no longer gets a free ride should appeal to every acute Republican.”93 FEB. 1, 2013 LETTER

YORK DAILY RECORD

“Those who refuse to acknowledge the mounting cost of climate change do so because they are not yet the ones who are paying the price.”w FEB. 1, 2013 LETTER

Public Opinion on Carbon Tax——25


ADIRONDACK DAILY PRESS

“How can we avert catastrophe? Many scientists, economists, politicians, and legal scholars favor a carbon tax with rebates to households. See citizensclimatelobby.org and carbontax.org . . .”95 FEB. 1, 2013 OP-ED

KENOSHA NEWS (WISCONSIN)

“Congress, including Rep. Paul Ryan, needs to reduce carbon emissions by placing a steadily rising fee on carbon dioxide pollution, and returning the money to American households.”96 FEB. 1, 2013 LETTER

ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER

“Letting the market work when carbon pollution no longer gets a free ride should appeal to every acute Republican.”97 FEB. 1, 2013 LETTER

YORK DAILY RECORD

“Those who refuse to acknowledge the mounting cost of climate change do so because they are not yet the ones who are paying the price.”98 FEB. 1, 2013 LETTER

26——Public Opinion on Carbon Tax


CHICAGO TRIBUNE

“Some warn that reducing greenhouse emissions will cost too much. What about the costs of doing nothing?”99 FEB. 2, 2013 LETTER

NATIONAL POST (TORONTO)

“Canada should end the climate change charades game now and enact a carbon tax.”100 FEB. 2, 2013 LETTER

SALT LAKE TRIBUNE

“A significant but predicable fee for carbon can engage the power of the market to impel transition to clean energy.”101 FEB. 2, 2013 OP-ED

SAN DIEGO UNION TRIBUNE

“We have to develop a strategy, like an import carbon tariff as a punitive weapon to force other countries to reduce their CO2 emissions.”102 FEB. 2, 2013 LETTER

Public Opinion on Carbon Tax——27


CINCINNATI ENQUIRER

“Carbon tax is good start.”103 FEB. 4, 2013 LETTER

NORMAN TRANSCRIPT (OKLAHOMA)

“Putting a price on carbon in a way that prevents undue hardship to low- and middle-income citizens is one of many proposed pathways . . .”104 FEB. 5, 2013 OP-ED

AL-COM (BIRMINGHAM)

“A regulatory approach would become unnecessary with the passage of a steadily-rising tax on the CO2 content of coal, oil and gas.”105 FEB. 5, 2013 OP-ED

SAN DIEGO UNION TRIBUNE

“A revenue-neutral carbon tax . . . puts a steadily rising fee on each ton of carbon emitted, while returning the money to households . . . or using the revenue to offset debt or a combination.”106 FEB. 5, 2013 LETTER

28——Public Opinion on Carbon Tax


CONTRA COSTA TIMES

“The United States would lead the world in reducing emissions to that level by implementing a ‘fees and dividends’ system”107 FEB. 6, 2013 OP-ED

MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL

“Paul Ryan Go Big With Carbon Tax”108 FEB. 6, 2013 OP-ED

SANTA FE NEW MEXICAN

“Oil, gas, coal and nuclear industries all receive billions in subsidies and have for decades. A fee collected on carbon at the wellhead, border or mine will help level the playing field for renewables.”109 FEB. 6, 2013 LETTER

METROWEST DAILY (BROCKTON)

“A forward-thinking Republican Party would embrace policy proposals on climate such as a revenue-neutral or rebated carbon tax.”110 FEB. 7, 2013 LETTER

Public Opinion on Carbon Tax——29


JAMESTOWN PRESS

“An early initiative for the group is to work with the League of Women Voters of Rhode Island to inform people about the group’s support of a revenue neutral carbon fee and dividend.”111 FEB. 7, 2013 NEWS ITEM

TRENTON TIMES (NEW JERSEY)

“Carbon fee would put brakes on global warming.”112 FEB. 7, 2013 OP-ED

CAPITAL COMMENTARY (WASHINGTON)

“Carbon tax – A fit and timely compromise”113 FEB. 8, 2013 OP-ED

CAP TIMES (MADISON)

“More and more business leaders are advocating a carbon tax because it would start low and increase a predictable amount every year . . .”114 FEB. 10, 2013 OP-ED

CONCORD MONITOR (NEW HAMPSHIRE)

“Time for a carbon tax”115 FEB. 11, 2013 LETTER

30——Public Opinion on Carbon Tax


CINCINNATI ENQUIRER

“Obama made a challenge to Republicans to pass a market-based solution to solve climate, such as a revenue neutral fee on carbon.”116 FEB. 14, 2013 LETTER

SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS

“Carbon tax makes polluters pay the tab.”117 FEB. 14, 2013 LETTER

HERALD NET (WASHINGTON STATE)

“Must account for carbon’s true cost”118 FEB. 15, 2013 LETTER

TALLAHASSEE DEMOCRAT

“The Citizens Climate Lobby has a proposal that will impose a progressive tax on carbon that is revenue neutral; it’s known as ‘fee-and-dividend.”119 FEB. 15, 2013 LETTER

TALLAHASSEE DEMOCRAT

“Carbon fee could put brakes on warming.”120 FEB. 15, 2013 OP-ED

Public Opinion on Carbon Tax——31


EPOCH TIMES

“Many scientists, economists, politicians, and legal scholars favor a carbon tax . . . See citizensclimatelobby.org and carbontax.org. . .”121 FEB. 16, 2013, OP-ED

SANTA FE NEW MEXICAN

“If Congress ends dirty-energy subsidies and Place s a carbon tax on fossil-fuel polluters, we can shift our power to a green energy future.”122 FEB. 16, 2013, LETTER

SALT LAKE TRIBUNE

“Now we have another, very different shot at greatness: to fundamentally reshape the way we get and use energy.”123 FEB. 16, 2013 OP-ED

SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE

“Tax the carbon”124 FEB. 16, 2013 LETTER

STANDARD EXAMINER (OGDEN, UTAH)

“Tax carbon pollution at its source to clear air”125 FEB. 16, 2013 LETTER

32——Public Opinion on Carbon Tax


BOSTON GLOBE

“If we don’t act to reduce emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases, we can expect more [superstorms like Sandy] and then some.”126 FEB. 17, 2013 LETTER

ANCHORAGE DAILY NEWS

“Market solution to climate change ideal for conservatives”127 FEB. 17, 2013 LETTER

HARRISBURG PATRIOT NEWS

“One . . . solution that is gaining support on both sides of the political aisle is that of a revenue-neutral carbon tax which would hasten the transition to clean energy.”128 FEB. 17, 2013 LETTER

WASHINGTON POST

Signs seen at the Feb. 17 Washington rally: “Fossil fuels? Fossil fools.” And “Read my lips: no new carbons,” the latter carried by a member of Citizens Climate Lobby.129 FEB. 17, 2013 NEWS ITEM

Public Opinion on Carbon Tax——33


ST. LOUIS NEWS TRIBUNE

“A World-War-Two-like effort [needs to] take Place . A consumer-friendly carbon fee and rebate would be the catalyst for that vision.”130 FEB. 18, 2013 LETTER

CHEMICAL & ENGINEERING NEWS

“Many economists argue that a carbon tax is the simplest and most direct way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.”131 FEB. 18, 2013 COVER STORY

HARRISBURG PATRIOT NEWS

“The time is right for a revenue-neutral carbon tax, which will allow a market-based transition from fossil fuels to clean energy sources.”132 FEB. 19, 2013 LETTER

AUSTIN STATESMAN

“We do face a fearsome enemy — skyrocketing greenhouse gas concentrations. . . we can correct this systemic failure with legislation placing a tax on carbon.”133 FEB. 20, 2013 OP-ED

34——Public Opinion on Carbon Tax


CINCINNATI ENQUIRER

“We have a moral responsibility to future generations, an obligation to pass on to them the same life our parents gave to us. A revenue-neutral carbon-fee is the best way to fulfill it.”134 FEB. 20, 2013 COLUMN

ST. LOUIS SUBURBAN JOURNAL

“A consumer-friendly carbon fee assessed on a few hundred fossil fuel producers and a rebate issued per person would be the catalyst for [the] vision [of energy independence].”135 FEB. 20, 2013 LETTER

CINCINNATI ENQUIRER

“Enacting a revenue-neutral carbon fee would help America move to a clean economy . . . and create millions of new jobs throughout America.”136 FEB. 20, 2013 COLUMN

SANTA ROSA PRESS DEMOCRAT

“Returning the revenue from a carbon tax to consumers would speed the transition to clean energy without inflicting economic pain on American households.”137 FEB. 21, 2013 LETTER

Public Opinion on Carbon Tax——35


ST. LOUIS POST DISPATCH

“A carbon fee would be imposed on imported items. The fee would reach across the globe and encourage our trading partners to reduce their carbon emissions or be priced out of our market.”138 FEB. 21, 2013 COLUMN

WICHITA EAGLE

“The real beauty of such a carbon fee is that it would not grow the size of government by requiring new regulations. . .”139 FEB. 21, 2013 OP-ED

TRENTON TIMES (NEW JERSEY)

“When people see the word “fee” or “tax,” they often respond reflexively that we . . . will pay more for gas and heating oil – and overlook the reality that we are already paying a fortune for our failure to reduce carbon emissions.”140 FEB. 22, 2013 LETTER

36——Public Opinion on Carbon Tax


SAN DIEGO NORTH COUNTY TIMES

“Another key component in this process is the implementation of a revenue-neutral carbon tax to provide a price signal for changing our energy-use behavior. Let’s be visionary, bold and courageous . . .”145 FEB. 22, 2013 LETTER

SAN DIEGO UNION TRIBUNE

“[We need a] revenue-neutral carbon tax to provide a price signal for changing our energy-use behavior.”146 FEB. 22, 2013 LETTER

TRENTON TIMES (NEW JERSEY)

“When people see the word “fee” or “tax,” they often respond reflexively that we . . . will pay more for gas and heating oil – and overlook the reality that we are already paying a fortune for our failure to reduce carbon emissions.”147 FEB. 22, 2013 LETTER

YORK DISPATCH

“Art Laffer, President Reagan’s economic advisor has said, ‘Reduce taxes on something we want more of — income — and tax something we arguably want less of — carbon pollution. It’s a win-win.’”148 FEB. 22, 2013 OP-ED

Public Opinion on Carbon Tax——37


BOULDER DAILY CAMERA

“A carbon tax bill that gives revenue back to households? Now we’re getting somewhere.”145 FEB. 23, 2013 OP-ED

CINCINNATI ENQUIRER

“One way to ease the transition to renewables would be to pass a revenue neutral carbon fee that would use the power of the market to create jobs in clean technology and decrease the demand for fossil fuels.”146 FEB. 25, 2013 OP-ED

IOWA CITY PRESS CITIZEN

“Senators Boxer and Sanders [have] announced plans to introduce ‘carbon-fee-and-dividend’ legislation [which] Place s a fee on coal, oil and natural gas at the first point of sale and then rebates a substantial part of the revenue to the public.”147 FEB. 25, 2013 OP-ED

NASHVILLE TENNESSEEAN

“Americans would benefit from carbon tax revenue”148 FEB. 26, 2013 LETTER

38——Public Opinion on Carbon Tax


ALBUQUERQUE JOURNAL

“I share [the] belief that “we should take care of the world the best we can.” But in my opinion, that requires passing legislation to curb greenhouse gases … and repealing subsidies to carbon polluters.”149 FEB. 26, 2013 LETTER

EARTHJUSTICE

“China to Introduce Carbon Fees”150 FEB. 26, 2013 BLOG

DESERET NEWS

“GOP can be part of climate change solution with a market-based approach”151 FEB. 27, 2013 OP-ED

FINANCIAL POST (TORONTO)

“If we are to have a market signal, it must span the breadth of the economy. Make it revenue neutral by returning all the money to [citizens]. . . Polluter pays, that’s it, plain and simple.”152 FEB. 27, 2013 LETTER

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FINANCIAL POST (TORONTO)

“Imposing a tax at the point where carbon enters the economy . . . would send the same ultimate price signal throughout the economy . . . with . . . efficiency, less . . . cost and . . . all participants involved. Basic, sound economics.”153 FEB. 27, 2013 LETTER

STANDARD EXAMINER (OGDEN, UTAH)

“The GOP has great incentive to support a ‘market-based solution’ to the climate crisis. The aLetterrnative is expansion of EPA regulations on greenhouse gas emissions from power plants.”154 FEB. 27, 2013 OP-ED

SHARE INTERNATIONAL

“CCL’s volunteers have had 848 meetings with their Congressional representatives in the last three years to discuss . . . climate change and legislative solutions such as a revenue-neutral carbon tax, and have had over 1,000 articles, letters to the editor, and opinion pieces published.”155 FEB. 28, 2013 INTERVIEW

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ST. LOUIS SUBURBAN JOURNAL

“Citizens Climate Lobby is doing a fabulous job of establishing positive relationships with members of Congress to get a Carbon Fee and Dividend passed.”156 FEB. 28, 2013 LETTER

FINANCIAL POST (TORONTO)

“The presidents of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank and the CEOs of ExxonMobil and JPMorgan Chase have joined scores of conservative economists in calling for a carbon tax.”157 FEB. 28, 2013 LETTER

WASHINGTON POST

“Each region of the world should introduce a tax on CO2 emissions that starts low today and increases gradually and predictably in the future (quoting Jeffrey Sachs).”158 FEB. 28, 2013 OP-ED

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MARCH 2012 ARTICLES HOUMA TODAY (LOUISIANA)

“Senator Vitter should look beyond the negatives of rising fossil fuel prices to the positives of a carbon tax. Rising fossil fuel prices will stimulate private investment in conservation, efficiency and clean energy development, sparking a broad-based economic recovery and creating millions of jobs that can’t be exported.”159 MARCH 2, 2013 LETTER

RALEIGH NEWS OBSERVER

“Through a fee and dividend approach to carbon pricing we can reduce our consumption of fuels that soil the pureness of our air and water while promoting job growth in quality, green jobs just like the ones that employ over 14,000 North Carolinians.”160 MARCH 4, 2013 LETTER

WASHINGTON TIMES

“If fossil fuel prices were scheduled to increase a small amount every year for the next 10, 15 or 20 years, people would have a price signal encouraging them to invest in conservation.”161 MARCH 4, 2013 OP-ED

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RALEIGH NEWS OBSERVER

“There are policy initiatives that can mitigate the effects of climate change while simultaneously protecting the economy. Putting a steadily rising tax on carbon coupled with a steadily rising dividend to all consumers would send strong signals to the marketplace . . .”162 MARCH 5, 2013 LETTER

GREENBIZ

“The introduction of a carbon tax sets China, a country whose environmental challenges have received much commentary, ahead of several other advanced economies.”163 MARCH 5, 2013 STORY

CINCINNATTI ENQUIRER

“Now we have another, very different shot at greatness: to fundamentally reshape the way we get and use energy. To move decisively, we need to phase out fossil fuels as much as possible, rather than dig and drill to get at the last, difficult to extract reserves.”164 MARCH 5, 2013 LETTER

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SAN DIEGO UNION TRIBUNE

“The technology exists to build a clean energy future, which produces more jobs than oil and gas. A revenueneutral carbon pollution fee, returned to all households, accelerates the conversion.”165 MARCH 6, 2013 LETTER

INTERNAL CCL COMMUNICATION VIA EMAIL

“Economists agree that making a carbon tax the centerpiece of a reduction strategy will yield the greatest outcome at the lowest cost. Nothing else comes close.”166 MARCH 7, 2013 EMAIL

INTERNAL CCL COMMUNICATION VIA EMAIL

“If we can move to a tax-based policy, we will be positioned to garner the greatest political will and use it for the greatest possible climate benefit. Exactly how that turns out relative to emissions, CO2 concentration and temperature changes will not be known for a long time. This debate will continue for decades. But with this approach we stand the best chance of getting the greatest benefit.”167 MARCH 7, 2013 EMAIL

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SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE

“Levy a tax on carbon - to push the transition to cleaner energy - and apply every penny of the revenue to reduction of the federal debt. Call it the ‘Future for Our Grandchildren Act of 2013.’”168 MARCH 8, 2013 EDITORIAL

INTERNAL CCL COMMUNICATION VIA EMAIL

“A group of us met with the San Francisco Chronicle Editorial board on March 5 and then an Editorial (“Our children’s burden,” March 8) appeared in their online edition. They like the carbon tax idea but believe all the revenue should go towards deficit reduction. The tide seems to be shifting, from ‘Impossible, forget it,’ to ‘What’s the best policy?’ That is HUGE!”169 MARCH 9, 2013 EMAIL

SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE

“China is the world’s largest emitter of greenhouse gases, so the news (reported by Xinhua, a state-owned media service) that it’s going to introduce a carbon tax is huge.”170 MARCH 11, 2013 EDITORIAL

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RADIO ECOSHOCK

“As emissions hit new record, Citizens Climate Lobby Executive Director Mark Reynolds teaches people to lobby the government for sane policy, like Hansen’s “Tax and Dividend . . .”171 MARCH 12, 2013 RADIO INTERVIEW

TRENTON TIMES (NEW JERSEY)

“The climate crisis demands that we transform our energy system, beginning now. The smartest way to go is to enact carbon fee-and-dividend legislation as embodied in the Climate Protection Act (S332), now in the U.S. Senate.”172 MARCH 12, 2013 OP-ED

SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE

“Thanks, John Diaz, for supporting the carbon tax (“Our children’s burden,” Insight, March 10) as the most effective way to promote clean energy and reduce emissions. Increasing cost is one of the most proven, effective ways of generating action on this critical planetwide issue.”173 MARCH 13, 2013 LETTER

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NEW YORK TIMES

“It strikes me as crazy that one of the obvious solutions to our budget, energy and environmental problems — the one that would be the least painful and have the best longterm impact (a carbon tax) — is off the table.”174 MARCH 14, 2013 OP-ED

BOHEMIAN

“Fee-and-dividend”175 MARCH 14, 2013 LETTER

INTELLIGENCER JOURNAL (LANCASTER)

“If we don’t soon make substantial reductions in the amount of carbon dioxide being pumped into the atmosphere, the world’s scientists expect to see large numbers of species go extinct around the world.”176 MARCH 14, 2013 NEWS ITEM

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LANCASTER ONLINE

“The Climate Protection Act, Senate Bill 332, places a tax on carbon-based fuels and returns much of the revenue to households. . . . I hope our U.S. senators . . .will recognize the bipartisan possibilities within this free-market approach, propose needed improvements and sign on as co-sponsors.”177 MARCH 15, 2013 LETTER

NEW YORK TIMES

A carbon tax “would close the deficit and clean the air, weaken petro-dictators, strengthen the dollar, drive cleantech innovation and still leave some money to lower corporate and income taxes.”178 MARCH 16, 2013 OP-ED

LOS ANGELES TIMES

“Voters of all races should use their power to urge lawmakers to lead on climate and to enact a consumerfriendly, revenue-neutral carbon fee and dividend program.”179 MARCH 17, 2013 LETTER

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LANCASTER ONLINE

“Fee-and-dividend – how to reduce CO2”180 MARCH 17, 2013 LETTER

CHIPPEWA HERALD

“Carbon fee offers road map to climate safety”181 MARCH 18, 2013 OP-ED

SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS

“There are two bills in Congress that call for a carbon tax, by Sens. Barbara Boxer and Bernie Sanders and Rep. Harry Waxman. We can pass a carbon tax. We must.”182 MARCH 19, 2013 LETTER

BEACON BC NEWS

“Carbon tax getting noticed, considered in Oregon: Oregon mulling introduction of a carbon tax modeled after B.C.’s.”183 MARCH 19, 2013 NEWS ITEM

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INTERNAL CCL COMMUNICATION VIA EMAIL

“Reagan-era Secretary of State George Schultz calls for a carbon tax, using the metaphor of ‘an insurance policy’ that might appeal to conservatives.”184 MARCH 19, 2013 EMAIL

REASON.COM

“Is a carbon tax market-friendly?”185 MARCH 20, 2013 ARTICLE AND VIDEO

NEWS TRANSCRIPT (NEW JERSEY)

“We need a policy that will speed the transition away from fossil fuels — the main contributors to climate change — and toward the clean energy sources of the future. . . A policy that places a steadily rising fee on carbon based emissions can facilitate this transition, letting the market, — not government — decide what the clean energy alternatives of the future will be.”186 MARCH 20, 2013 NEWS TRANSCRIPT

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CLIMATE REALITY PROJECT

“Carbon pollution is not only disrupting our lives, it’s hitting our wallets. We’ve all been paying the bill for years, but now it’s got to stop and you can help. Share this [video] with your friends and tell our leaders it’s time to put a price on carbon and make the polluters pay.”187 MARCH 20, 2013 VIDEO

HUFFINGTON POST

“A portion of the proceeds from a carbon tax should be recycled right back to the energy companies in the form of transition subsidies [to] help them convert over to sustainable energy. These could include expanded investment tax credits, low-interest loans, price supports, and so forth (Viewpoint of Joe Keefe, CEO of Pax World Funds).”188 MARCH 20, 2013 BLOG

NEW YORK TIMES

“Putting a price on emissions of CO2 that reflects the burden they impose on the environment and the threat excessive amounts pose to future generations would almost certainly be the most effective strategy to persuade energy companies, power generators — and you and me — to spew less of it.”189 MARCH 20, 2013 OP-ED

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NORTHERN SUN NEWS (ONTARIO)

“Carbon Fee and Dividend: a fee on carbon fee pollution produced by fossil fuel producers is charged by the government and a dividend check of the exact same amount is given back, equally divided, to citizens. Carbon Fee and Dividend is a two page bill and the most transparent carbon pricing method.”190 MARCH 20, 2013 OPED

CLIMATE REALITY PROJECT

“Carbon pollution is not only disrupting our lives, it’s hitting our wallets. We’ve all been paying the bill for years, but now it’s got to stop and you can help. Share this [video] with your friends and tell our leaders it’s time to put a price on carbon and make the polluters pay.”191 MARCH 20, 2013 VIDEO

NEW YORK TIMES

“Putting a price on emissions of CO2 that reflects the burden they impose on the environment and the threat excessive amounts pose to future generations would almost certainly be the most effective strategy to persuade energy companies, power generators — and you and me — to spew less of it.”192 MARCH 20, 2013 OP-ED

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TRENTON TIMES (NEW JERSEY)

“Join a group that lobbies for the climate.”193 MARCH 21, 2013 LETTER

TRENTON TIMES (NEW JERSEY)

“The climate isn’t getting any better, and the longer we delay the solution, the more expensive it will be. The most direct and effective way to get going is to urge Congress to pass the carbon fee-and-dividend bill that is now in the Senate (Climate Protection Act, S332). That would put a real price on CO emissions and shift the economy toward renewable energy.”194 MARCH 23, 2013 LETTER

SAN DIEGO UNION TRIBUNE

“By placing a gradually increasing fee on the dirty fuels we can create market certainty, a long missing price signal in the energy industry. This will unleash investments in clean energy and create jobs. By returning all revenues to households everyone wins.”195 MARCH 24, 2013 LETTER

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LOS ANGELES TIMES

“Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, a liberal Rhode Island Democrat, offered an amendment to the proposed fiscal 2014 budget resolution calling for “establishment of a fee on carbon pollution.”196 MARCH 25, 2013 OP-ED

WASHINGTON POST

“A new International Monetary Fund study has called for a price on carbon and then an end to subsidies for Big Oil: “IMF, citing $1.9 Trillion in government subsidies, calls for levies to curb use.”197 MARCH 27, 2013 NEWS

WALL STREET JOURNAL

“A conservative, cost-efficient response to climate change involves sending price signals to people and businesses now so that they take steps to reduce emissions. A carbon tax is the simplest way to send these signals.”198 MARCH 28, 2013 COMMENT

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APRIL 2012 ARTICLES EPISCOPAL JOURNAL

“There is . . . one step Congress could take to accomplish needed [carbon emission] reductions — enactment of a carbon fee, or tax. Such legislation is already in effect in more than 30 U.S. states, Canadian provinces and nations.”199w APRIL, 2013 FEATURE

YORK DAILY RECORD

“A steadily rising tax on carbon-based fuels with 100 percent of the revenue returned to every household is a simple and fair solution which Congress can implement . . . to address global warming’s devastating impacts on our coastlines by beginning to wean us from fossil fuels.”200 APRIL 1, 2013 LETTER

BALTIMORE SUN

“It’s a failure of the free market to not factor the costs of rising sea levels into the price of fossil fuels. Keeping up the charade that climate change is not a problem puts Americans and all of life on the planet at risk.”201 APRIL 2, 2013 OP-ED

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YORK DAILY RECORD

“I look forward to Rep. Perry coming out strongly against subsidies for the fossil fuels industry.”202 APRIL 2, 2013 LETTER

CHICAGO SUN TIMES

“Republicans have been intimidated by the fossil fuelfunded denier crowd. Please, Sen. Kirk, let your new courage shine through. Acknowledge that climate change is serious. The simplest step to address this on a large scale is a carbon tax.”203 APRIL 3, 2013 LETTER

AUSTIN STATESMAN

“A realistic carbon pricing system, as proposed in the Boxer-Sanders Climate Protection Act, would provide an incentive to move us toward cleaner sources of energy.”204 APRIL 6, 2013 LETTER

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SALT LAKE TRIBUNE

“Without . . . consensus, still more time will be wasted before the United States acts decisively to limit carbon emissions, time that scientists say is in dangerously short supply if the worst consequences of climate change are to be avoided.”205 APRIL 7, 2013 EDITORIAL

ASHLAND DAILY TIDINGS (OREGON)

“The Citizens Climate Lobby offers a powerful solution for reducing emissions over time. Their fee-and-dividend approach returns a fee on fossil fuels to the American people, thereby leveling the playing field with renewable energy and preventing inordinate impacts of rising fuel prices on lower-income families.”206 APRIL 10, 2013 OPINION

HARRISBURG PATRIOT NEWS

“America should adopt a carbon tax now.”207 APRIL 10, 2013 OP-ED

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YORK DAILY RECORD

“It’s long past time for Congress to enact climate legislation that reduces the carbon emissions from burning fossil fuels.”208 APRIL 10, 2013 LETTER

ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER

“The carbon tax is quickly becoming an idea whose time has come. More and more policy experts, including those in conservative circles, see it as an effective vehicle for correcting the distortion in the marketplace that makes fossil fuels our dominant energy source.”209 APRIL 13, 2013 LETTER

ALBUQUERQUE JOURNAL

“Level the playing field. Demand a revenue-neutral fee on carbon from Congress before it is too late.”210 APRIL 14, 2013 LETTER

MEDFORD MAIL TRIBUNE (OREGON)

“President Obama and Representative Walden might better support the carbon fee-and-rebate proposal.”211 APRIL 14, 2013 LETTER

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NORMAN TRANSCRIPT (OKLAHOMA)

“What can we do? A carbon fee and dividend is a marketbased approach endorsed by both environmental groups and conservative economists like Greg Mankiw, adviser to George W. Bush, and Arthur Laffer, former adviser to President Reagan.”212 APRIL 14, 2013 OP-ED

MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL

“Climate change is real. It threatens to take the whole house down. There is still time to fix this foundation or at least stabilize it. It will take big changes, such as adjusting the price of fossil fuels to reflect their terrible cost. I hope we can pull it off.”213 APRIL 15, 2013 LETTER

SUDBURY STAR

“To solve the climate crisis we need a price on carbon pollution. The International Monetary Fund in the Washington Post just two weeks ago called for a levy to curb use of fossil fuels.”214 APRIL 16, 2013 OP-ED

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PACIFIC SUN (MARIN COUNTY, CALIF.)

“Stop denying that climate change is a huge threat to our national security; and legislate an effective carbon fee in order to send the price signal that unleashes the next industrial revolution.”215 APRIL 18, 2013 FEATURE

STANDARD EXAMINER (OGDEN, UTAH)

“How do we get from our fossil-fuel economy to the clean energy economy? Besides vision, we need political will, especially in Congress. Things are starting to change . . . Senators Boxer, D-Calif., and Sanders, D-Vt., have introduced the Save our Climate Act which would put a tax on carbon and return 60 percent of the proceeds to American households.”216 APRIL 19, 2013 OP-ED

ASBURY PARK PRESS (NEW JERSEY)

“Overcoming the GOP’s big-government fears is among the reasons that some activists are supporting the idea of a revenue-neutral carbon tax. Such a plan was recently promoted in the Wall Street Journal by George Shultz, former secretary of state under President Ronald Reagan, and Gary Becker, a Nobel laureate in economics.”217 APRIL 21, 2013 EDITORIAL

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LOS ANGELES TIMES

“A tax everyone can love: Once we get used to the idea, taxing carbon makes sense.”218 APRIL 21, 2013 COLUMN

SALT LAKE TRIBUNE

“We still scrape the ground in more and more desperately expensive and environmentally degrading ways in a losing effort to extract the last dram of fossil fuel from the Earth. We can’t keep doing this forever. That is why it is so important to support legislation like the Climate Protection Act (S. 332) sponsored by Sens. Barbara Boxer and Bernie Sanders.”219 APRIL 21, 2013 OP-ED

TOPEKA CAPITAL JOURNAL

“Good news: There’s a simple solution that effectively addresses climate change — a revenue-neutral carbon tax. This is a market-based solution that would drive the economy to renewables, create new jobs, and protect the poor and middle class by returning all collected revenue to Americans on an equitable basis. Learn more at citizensclimatelobby.org.”220 APRIL 21, 2013 OP-ED

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GAINESVILLE SUN (FLORIDA)

“Sooner or later we must wake up to the idea that by avoiding a price on carbon, we’ll all be paying the price later.”221 APRIL 22, 2013 EDITORIAL

HERALD NET (WASHINGTON STATE)

“It’s time for a carbon tax.”222 APRIL 22, 2013 EDITORIAL

LAWRENCE JOURNAL WORLD (KANSAS)

“As we celebrate Earth Day 2013, it’s time to end the “debate” about climate change. The world is round, we made it to the moon, climate change is real and humans are to blame. Humans also have the capability to remedy the situation – so let’s go for it!”223 APRIL 22, 2013 LETTER

SIGNAL SCV

“Federal legislation to put a gradually-increasing tax on the carbon content of fossil fuels would be the simplest and most effective way to fix that problem and create a realistic, stable price signal.”224 APRIL 22, 2013 OP-ED

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SUDBURY STAR

“CCL has the capacity to create the political will for climate action because they are laser-focused, use a proven business plan for empowering the grassroots and promote a properly vetted economic plan, called Carbon Fee and Dividend.”225 APRIL 22, 2013 FEATURE

CINCINNATI ENQUIRER

“PricewaterhouseCoopers says we need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions (carbon pollution) 5.4 percent every year for 50 years to avoid dangerous climate change. James Hansen, the worlds greatest climate scientist, believes it should be 6 percent per year.”226 APRIL 23, 2013 LETTER

LACROSSE TRIBUNE (WISCONSIN)

“Citizens Climate Lobby is working to educate the public and promote an effective national response to climate change. Learn why carbon fee and dividend legislation is so important to this effort.”227 APRIL 23, 2013 LETTER

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YORK DAILY RECORD

“We’re long overdue for a price on carbon emissions to level the playing field between fossil fuels and clean energies like wind, solar and geothermal. Returning all of the revenue generated from a fee on carbon emissions to every citizen would protect consumers from the rising costs of fossil fuels and give us a strong incentive to ‘decarbonize’ our lives in order to keep more of the return.”228 APRIL 23, 2013 LETTER

LOS ANGELES TIMES

“A lot of people think the revenue-neutral carbon tax would be a tax on citizens; of course, we don’t want more of that. But it’s really a fee that the obscenely profitable polluters would have to pay for the carbon dioxide they release into our atmosphere when their fuels are burned.”229 APRIL 24, 2013 LETTER

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NORTHERN LIFE (SUDBURY, ONTARIO)

“As long as carbon polluters do not pay, the taxpayers are footing the bill for the tremendous costs in health, security, environmental damage and destructive weather made worse by global warming. Correcting this distortion in the marketplace, which economists refer to as Pigovian taxation, would allow clean energy and efficiency to flourish and reduce our use of carbon-based fuels.”230 APRIL 24, 2013 OP-ED

ASBURY PARK PRESS (NEW JERSEY)

“The idea mentioned of a revenue-neutral carbon tax, or ‘fee-and-dividend,’ has been supported by a wide array of economists. Since fossil fuels are now artificially cheap, we should include their true costs in emissions. This would be honesty in pricing, instead of the skewed field we now have.”231 APRIL 25, 2013 LETTER

CINCINNATI ENQUIRER

“My one addition to the column ‘Mourning on this Earth Day’ (April 22) would be “don’t give up!” The tide is turning. In the last five years, more than 150 coal plants have been shut down. Who would’ve predicted that? We now need to enact a revenue- neutral carbon fee. . .”232 APRIL 25, 2013 LETTER

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YORK DAILY RECORD

“There is a solution that Republicans can get behind. A revenue-neutral, steadily rising carbon tax on CO2 emissions with all of the revenue returned to every household is a free-market, conservative approach that will not grow the size of government and at the same time will shield our economy from the higher energy costs associated with a carbon tax. A carbon tax would send a clear price signal to the market that industries and consumers should be switching to carbon-free forms of energy.”233 APRIL 25, 2013 LETTER

NEW YORK TIMES

“Together, both a carbon fee and dividend and stopping the Keystone pipeline will spur private investments in research, development and the green energy sector and help lower carbon emissions. An added bonus: the government can stop choosing energy winners and losers.”234 APRIL 25, 2013 LETTER

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SANTA FE NEW MEXICAN

An Environmental Advocacy Award was given to the Citizens Climate Lobby by Sustainable Santa Fe: “SFCCL members have been effective in educating the public about a revenue-neutral carbon tax.”235 APRIL 25, 2013 NEWS ITEM

YORK DAILY RECORD

“There is a solution that Republicans can get behind. A revenue-neutral, steadily rising carbon tax on CO2 emissions with all of the revenue returned to every household is a free-market, conservative approach that will not grow the size of government and at the same time will shield our economy from the higher energy costs associated with a carbon tax.”236 APRIL 25, 2013 LETTER

AUSTIN STATESMAN

“Ronald Reagan’s economic adviser Dr. Arthur Laffer, calls a tax on carbon a ‘no brainer.’ You don’t tax things you need more of, you tax things you need less of, like carbon emissions. Let’s employ some of [our] celebrated human intelligence and private market forces to continue to protect our environment.”237 APRIL 26, 2013 LETTER

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MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL

“Legislation to speed along the inevitable transition to renewable energy is critical. Have the fossil fuel companies pay a carbon tax at the mine or port of entry. Then distribute that money to all United States citizens on a monthly or yearly basis to help cover the higher costs being passed on to them. This approach, called carbon fee and dividend, would spur investment in energy efficiency and renewable energy.”238 APRIL 26, 2013 LETTER

MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL

“Any legislation to slow climate change would be beneficial for everyone.”239 APRIL 26, 2013 LETTER

BOSTON GLOBE

“Rather than fighting protesters who are against the pipeline, Portland Pipe Line Corp. should be fighting for climate and energy legislation that provides direction and predictability for how the United States will wean itself off of fossil fuels. The most promising and economically efficient way of doing that is to implement [the Climate Protection Act]”240 APRIL 28, 2013 LETTER

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NORTHUMBERLAND ECHO (VIRGINIA)

“The leading candidate for mitigating climate change and reducing future impacts is a carbon tax. Such a tax finds support among conservative economists like Art Laffer (Reagan administration), Greg Mankiw (George W. Bush and Romney advisor) and Nobel laureate Gary Becker, because it employs the power of the free market to reduce the carbon dioxide emissions that heat up the planet. It corrects the distortion in the marketplace that keeps the price of fossil fuels low and therefore unaccountable for the damage they do to our society.”241 APRIL 28, 2013 LETTER

TRAVERSE CITY RECORD EAGLE (MICHIGAN)

“Time for carbon tax on energy producers”242 APRIL 28, 2013 FORUM

MISSOULIAN (MONTANA)

“What’s not to love about the revenue-neutral tax on carbon? It does not increase the size of government. It provides a market-based solution to the climate change crisis. It encourages innovation and entrepreneurial efforts. And it creates jobs.”243 APRIL 29, 2013 COLUMN

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HARRISBURG PATRIOT NEWS

“Sen. Pat Toomey has an outstanding rating from the Republican Liberty Caucus, which considers him to be libertarian-leaning in tax issues. Meanwhile, libertarian law Professor Jonathan Adler writes often about why America should adopt a carbon tax. And Republican George Schultz supports this bill.”244 APRIL 29, 2013 LETTER

RIVERSIDE BROOKFIELD LANDMARK (ILLINOIS)

“Write or call your congressman and senators to demand legislation that will help cure our fossil fuel addiction. Better yet, join an organization like the Citizens Climate Lobby, and learn how to have a real impact on national policy. We’ve already changed the chemistry of our planet . . . It is wrong to leave our children and grandchildren with disastrous consequences. We owe them.”245 APRIL 30, 2013 LETTER

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MAY 2012 ARTICLES SKYLAND NEWSLETTER

“A new CCL group has been formed in Santa Cruz. . . .Our goal is to reach out to the media and our elected officials to encourage passage of the Boxer-Sanders bill. Join us in fighting for our planet.”246 MAY, 2013 LETTER

PORTLAND OREGONIAN

“The [local CCL] group favors the adoption of a revenueneutral carbon tax to combat global warming. The tax would be assessed according to a fuel’s carbon dioxide equivalent, and the money collected would be redistributed on a per-capita basis. The idea is to use market mechanisms rather than regulatory measures to discourage fossil fuel use and reward efficiency without boosting government revenue.”247 MAY 1, 2013 NEWS ITEM

YORK DAILY RECORD

“Climate change is real and is happening now, scientists are clear on this. Renewable energy, and a carbon fee and dividend is the solution to it and to our economic downward spiral.”248 MAY 1, 2013 LETTER

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PATRIOT LEDGER (QUINCY, MASS.)

“I urge readers to call and write Sen. Elizabeth Warren asking her to end oil and gas tax subsidies and support a carbon pollution tax.”249 MAY 2, 2013 LETTER

SALT LAKE TRIBUNE

“Using a federal, revenue-neutral carbon tax to reduce emissions would be better for our economy than expensive regulations and subsidies. A carbon tax paid by energy producers and rebated to households would lower emissions, encourage investors to develop clean energy industries and protect folks from rising fuel prices.”250 MAY 3, 2013 LETTER

SAN BERNARDINO SUN

“The annual CO2 fee needs to increase substantially - say $10 per ton. That sort of price escalation will incentivize consumers and businesses to decrease fossil fuel use, spur a transition to renewable energy, and save our collective bacon. New businesses and jobs will spring up to meet the new demand, with none of them needing energy subsidies or carbon regulations. And in the process the first dividend checks mailed to all of us will be 50% larger.”251 MAY 3, 2013 OP-ED

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PRESS TELEGRAM (LONG BEACH, CALIF.)

“Carbon tax is best way to minimize disastrous climate change”252 MAY 3, 2013 OP-ED

LOWELL SUN (MASS.)

“The best way to alleviate climate change is with a carbon tax, instituted at a national level.”253 MAY 4, 2013 LETTER

LAKE MILLS ONLINE (WISCONSIN)

“We need a carbon tax, now. I don’t think I’m going to like it, but I think I’ll like global climate disruption even less.”254 MAY 5, 2013 LETTER

MADISON STATE JOURNAL (WISCONSIN)

“One congressional bright spot this spring is that Congress attempted to take legislative action against a carbon tax. This is a bright spot not only because the proposal failed, but because those opposed to government action against climate change take the prospect of a carbon tax seriously.”255 MAY 5, 2013 LETTER

Public Opinion on Carbon Tax——73


MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL

“Putting a price on carbon at its source would shift the market away from fossil fuels and toward renewable energy. Any resulting rise in energy prices would not be of much concern under carbon fee and dividend. The price collected on carbon would be distributed straight back to consumers in the form of a dividend to help us pay for any increases in gas and electricity. Most of us would see the difference in energy costs erased by this rebate and maybe even come out ahead.”256 MAY 5, 2013 LETTER

LOS ANGELES DAILY NEWS

“Can we tax away climate change?—Question of the Week”257 MAY 7, 2013 NOTICE

SANTA ROSA PRESS DEMOCRAT

“A fee needs to be assessed on fossil fuels at their point of extraction as a partial offset to the costs to society of releasing greenhouse gases into the atmosphere . . . The fee should be viewed not as a source of revenue but as a means of leaving as much . . . oil in the ground as possible by increasing the cost of fossil fuels and making alternative energy sources more competitive.”258 MAY 7, 2013 LETTER

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WASHINGTON POST

“Carbon tax is best option Congress has.”259 MAY 7, 2013 EDITORIAL

ASBURY PARK PRESS (NEW JERSEY)

“Carbon fee is necessary to promote clean energy.”260 MAY 8, 2013 LETTER

DAILY PILOT (NEWPORT BEACH, CALIF.)

“Today it is easy to find Catholics advocating for effective climate legislation that would cross international borders in the form of a revenue neutral carbon tax, a fee and a dividend plan. It is long past time for the Daily Pilot and Newport Beach to broaden the discussion and do as the bishops say.”261 MAY 8, 2013 LETTER

Public Opinion on Carbon Tax——75


ATLANTA JOURNAL CONSTITUTION

“When will we take strong steps to address these globalwarming climate events? There are ways. One is to establish a carbon tax on fossil-fuel production, and then return that revenue to the American people equally. This would allow market forces to help alternative energy production to develop much more rapidly. With fastincreasing carbon pollution in Earth’s atmosphere, let’s try everything we can!”262 MAY 9, 2013 LETTER

EUREKA SPRINGS INDEPENDENT

“Because I believe the Fee and Dividend proposal is so powerful and important, I want to bring this up again to keep this idea alive locally.”263 MAY 9, 2013 STORY

SUDBURY STAR

“Join us at Rainbow Cinemas in downtown Sudbury . . . to learn more about the science of climate change and the solutions . . . We are raising money to share with Parliamentarians the book, The Case for a Carbon Tax, by Shi-Ling Hsu.”264 MAY 9, 2013 NOTICE

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WASHINGTON POST

“The best and most politically viable version of a carbon tax is a fully revenue-neutral one that does not divert any of the proceeds to pet projects of Congress, even those that seem laudable . . . The carbon tax must also feature a castin-stone annual increase, so inventors and entrepreneurs will be motivated to find the best technical solutions. . . . Such a ‘fee and dividend’ approach is the fairest, most transparent and least vulnerable to being ‘gamed’ by special interests. We can’t afford to get this wrong.”265 MAY 10, 2013 LETTER

DENVER POST

“We should be having a ‘more sophisticated conversation on the national level’ about a federal tax on carbon. There is growing support for this idea among economists and legislators, and Senators Barbara Boxer and Bernie Sanders have announced plans to get legislation on the Senate floor by summer. Their bill would tax carbon at the source and return most of the revenue to the public through monthly dividends.”266 MAY 11, 2013 LETTER

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PASADENA STAR NEWS

“Australia and British Columbia have already stopped their coal plants from treating our atmosphere like a free sewer. They did this by charging the fossil fuel industry for their carbon pollution, then returning these fees to citizens as dividends. Economist Art Laffer and former South Carolina Rep. Bob Inglis agree that this revenue-neutral approach is fiscally conservative. Instead of taxing something we want more of (income), let’s tax something we need less of: carbon pollution.”267 MAY 5, 2013 LETTER

PASADENA STAR NEWS

“Bringing market forces to play, rather than government regulation, to control the use of fossil fuels is a straightforward approach endorsed by both conservative and liberal politicians. It could be revenue-neutral from the point of view of consumers by offering a rebate equaling or exceeding their extra outlays for fossil fuel which might be passed on by the producers of carbon.”268 MAY 5, 2013 LETTER

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WISCONSIN STATE JOURNAL (MASISON)

“A carbon tax returned to taxpayers would level the field with fossil fuels and create more jobs, as it has in other countries. The cost of energy will increase slightly overall . . . but the cost of the damage to our health and our planet’s health will decrease. {For] health and real prosperity for us and Earth, support a carbon tax.”269 MAY 12, 2013 LETTER

SUDBURY STAR

“We exist to lobby everyone in order to pressure policy makers, decision makers and government to put a fee on carbon pollution. . . . We have the technological and economic solutions for the climate crisis. All that is standing in the way are social and political barriers.”270 MAY 13, 2013 COLUMN

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BALTIMORE SUN

“[About the residents of Smith Island, in Chesapeake Bay, whose houses are being lost to rising sea levels], a better letter-writing campaign would direct all their fury at Congress and the White House demanding that legislation be passed this year to address climate change. . . . A carbon pollution tax that would charge fossil fuel producers a fee based on how dirty their fuels are would lead consumers to use cleaner fuels. . . . It would also spur private investment in new, clean energy technologies creating thousands of jobs Americans will be proud to hold.”271 MAY 14, 2013 LETTER

CONCORD MONITOR (NEW HAMPSHIRE)

“The solution is a carbon tax”272 MAY 14, 2013 LETTER

MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL

“We must take immediate action to reduce carbon emissions. . . . There are many ways to do so, including . . . support of renewable energy sources, decreased government subsidy of fossil fuels, public divestment from corporations that promote fossil fuel reliance and carbon taxes that will allow us to acknowledge the true costs of a fossil fuel-dependent energy grid.”273 MAY 14, 2013 LETTER

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BALTIMORE SUN

“Perhaps Yale, Harvard, Johns Hopkins and other universities and major thinkers can take the knowledge and clout they have and apply it to convincing Congress to establish a revenue-neutral tax on carbon.”274 MAY 15, 2013 LETTER

LAWRENCE JOURNAL WORLD (KANSAS)

“We propose our lawmakers pass revenue-neutral carbon fee and dividend legislation. Tax carbon at the source, meaning at the gas or oil well, coal mine, ethanol plant, etc., and return those collected tax funds equitably to the citizens as an annual check via the U.S. Treasury to help absorb citizens’ increased energy costs.” 275 MAY 15, 2013 LETTER

LOS ANGELES TIMES

“Our failure as a nation to address the climate change crisis is heartbreaking. We must transition off fossil fuels, period. And we have at our disposal a simple mechanism to make that happen: a carbon tax. Tax carbon at the mine or port and invest the money in clean energy.”276 MAY 15, 2013 LETTER

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YORK DAILY RECORD

“One policy Washington is talking about is a revenueneutral fee on carbon emissions with 100 percent of the money collected being returned to every citizen. This is a simple and fair way of dealing with our climate change problem, the price of climate change and pollution in general should be figured into the price of fossil fuels. Putting a price on carbon would encourage investment in clean, carbon-free energy.”277 MAY 15, 2013 LETTER

ARKANSAS DEMOCRAT GAZETTE

“We are running out of oil, but enough is left to fry us. If we tax what we burn, not what we earn, we can adjust to an economy running on clean energy.”278 MAY 16, 2013 LETTER

BOSTON GLOBE

“Readers really should call their congressional representative, senators, and the White House demanding federal legislation to fight climate change. The best approach is with a carbon pollution tax that would charge fossil fuel companies a fee for the pollution their products currently emit for free, and would rebate the fee to homeowners who are already bearing the financial burdens of climate change.”279 MAY 16, 2013 LETTER

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DEMOCRAT TRIBUNE (MINERAL POINT, WISC.)

“The best way to bring down CO2 emissions is a steadily rising tax on carbon that returns revenue to households. This approach is supported by both liberals and conservatives like former Secretary of State George Shultz. Please urge your member of Congress to cosponsor legislation to enact a revenue-neutral carbon tax as a market-based approach to lowering CO2. We owe it to ourselves and to the generations to come.”280 MAY 16, 2013 LETTR

LOVELY COUNTY CITIZEN (EUREKA SPRINGS, ARK.)

“The basic idea is simple. A fee is charged for all carbon extracted at the . . . well head, mine shaft or entry point of import. This fee is collected and distributed equally to every legal resident of the U.S., one unit for each adult, a half unit for each child up to two children per family.”281 MAY 16, 2013 EDITORIAL

RAPPAHANNOCK RECORD (VIRGINIA)

“We all need to anticipate the climate change crisis that will endanger our children and grandchildren down the road. There is a need to take immediate action to reduce human emissions such as implementing a revenue neutral carbon fee and dividend program.”282 MAY 16, 2013 OP-ED

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YORK DAILY RECORD

“Investing in natural gas is wasting valuable time and resources when we should be rapidly making the transition to clean, carbon-free forms of energy.”283 MAY 16, 2013 LETTER

ANCHORAGE DAILY NEWS

“Germany and China have leapt ahead to become the world market leaders in low-carbon energy. America developed most of these technologies; we can regain our leadership position while greatly cutting carbon emissions. A revenue-neutral carbon fee and dividend is the key to move us there.”284 MAY 17, 2013 LETTER

LINCOLN JOURNAL STAR

“What can we do? We can put a steadily rising fee on fossil fuels that reflects their true cost to our health and the health of our planet. We can return the revenue generated to households. Conservatives like former Secretary of State George Schultz support such a marketbased measure that would spur our transition to clean forms of energy.”285 MAY 17, 2013 LETTER

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MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL

“Put an annually increasing fee on carbon fuels, and rebate all the proceeds to all legal residents on an equal per-capita basis. Individuals, utilities and other businesses will be motivated to choose clean energy options, as those become more competitive. . . . Two-thirds of the people will come out even or ahead, with only the biggest consumers spending more. An import/export border adjustment will ensure that United States businesses are not disadvantaged by the fee. We can, and must, stop climate change.”286 MAY 17, 2013 LETTER

STEVENS POINT JOURNAL (WISCONSIN)

“If you’re concerned about the impact of climate change on your children and grandchildren, reduce your use of fossil fuels, join a group such as Citizens Climate Lobby . . . and tell Sen. Ron Johnson and Rep. Ron Kind to support a revenue-neutral carbon tax.”287 MAY 17, 2013 OP-ED

SAN LUIS OBISPO TRIBUNE

“Recently I’ve learned about Citizens Climate Lobby, a nationwide organization with a local chapter now forming. Its mission is to raise public awareness about climate change and effectively lobby elected officials for sensible bipartisan legislation to reduce our carbon emissions.”288 MAY 17, 2013 LETTER

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BOULDER DAILY CAMERA

“CO2 levels—support revenue-neutral carbon tax”289 MAY 18, 2013 LETTER

SALT LAKE TRIBUNE

“A revenue-neutral carbon tax, with proceeds returned to consumers, would be an important first step toward restoring the balance that nature maintained since the dawn of civilization. These are the numbers — 400 ppm and 1000 to 1 — that are screaming at us: Stop burning that stuff!”290 MAY 18, 2013 OP-ED

WISCONSIN STATE JOURNAL (MADISON)

“We consume fossil fuels because they’re the cheapest energy source, but only because we ignore their emissions. So to lower carbon emissions, we need a federal price on carbon fuels that accounts for these hidden costs.”291 MAY 18, 2013 LETTER

CORVALLIE GAZETTE TIMES (OREGON)

A carbon fee-dividend will result in most families receiving more of a dividend than they would pay for increased energy costs. The carbon fee-dividend will stimulate a green energy economy and green jobs. Let’s get moving.292 MAY 19, 2013 LETTER

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BOULDER DAILY CAMERA

“If we take steps now to reduce our CO2 emissions, there’s a good chance we can adapt to the changes that are coming. A revenue-neutral carbon tax, with proceeds returned to consumers, would be an important first step toward restoring the balance that nature maintained since the dawn of human civilization.”293 MAY 19, 2013 OP-ED

LINCOLN JOURNAL STAR

“The most effective action we can take now is to pass a carbon fee (tax) to make coal and oil more expensive and, therefore, begin to reduce our use of them.”294 MAY 19, 2013 OP-ED

CORVALLIE GAZETTE TIMES (OREGON)

“A carbon fee-dividend will result in most families receiving more of a dividend than they would pay for increased energy costs. [It] will stimulate a green energy economy and green jobs. Let’s get moving.”295 MAY 19, 2013 LETTER

NEW YORK TIMES

“President Obama cannot impose a revenue-neutral carbon tax. Only Congress can do that. The Times and other media outlets must not relieve our legislators of their responsibility to act on climate change.”296 MAY 19, 2013 LETTER


WISCONSIN STATE JOURNAL

“The best idea I’ve seen, based on economic research, is a steadily-rising fee on carbon-based fuels so they reflect their true cost to society, with a return of the revenue to households to cushion the impact of rising prices. Both liberal and conservative economists have concluded this is the most effective way to stimulate the change we need in our energy system. Many opportunities will arise as we make this change.”297 MAY 19, 2013 LETTER

THE HILL TIMES (WASHINGTON)

“A revenue-neutral tax, by returning proceeds to citizens, would accomplish two conservative-friendly objectives: keeping the government from growing, and shielding households from the . . .impact of higher energy costs.”298 MAY 20, 2013 LETTER

KANSAS CITY STAR

“As a climate activist and a scholar I know that there is no silver bullet to solve climate change, nor any [cost-free] solution . . . , but I have come to find the most elegant, simple, effective, just and economy-boosting solution in the form of a carbon fee and dividend, such as that proposed by groups like the Citizens Climate Lobby.”299 MAY 21, 2013 LETTER

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CONNECTICUT POST

“As quickly as possible we must move to alternative energy sources and away from fossil fuels. Most experts, including political conservatives such as former Secretary of State George Shultz, agree that a market-based, revenue-neutral tax on carbon is the best way to bring down carbon dioxide emissions. We can create incentives for other countries to follow our lead.”300 MAY 22, 2013 LETTER

SYRACUSE POST STANDARD

“Even if Will and others stubbornly reject the overwhelming science on the issue, why wouldn’t any selfdescribed conservative support what is essentially a consumption tax instead of existing taxes on hiring and earning?”301 MAY 22, 2013 LETTER

ALBANY TIMES UNION

“This is an area where [President Obama] could reach across the aisle, suggesting that he is open to the idea of a revenue-neutral carbon fee, which would save much more carbon than the Keystone pipeline would carry, [and would] give up the Democratic penchant for telling us how to spend our money (Quoted from James Hansen).”302 MAY 22, 2013 LETTER

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SAN DIEGO UNION TRIBUNE

‘We need a revenue-neutral carbon fee and rebate, and removal of fossil fuel tax incentives, to start course correction.”303 MAY 22, 2013 LETTER

WASHINGTON POST

“The government picking winners and losers is not economically efficient or adequate. Instead, we need a much more comprehensive and strategic climate policy, ideally a revenue-neutral carbon tax.”304 MAY 22, 2013 OP-ED

NORTHERN SUN NEWS (ONTARIO)

“In order to reduce Canadian emissions and encourage other nations to do the same, grassroots advocacy groups like Citizens Climate Lobby have recommended passage of a steadily-increasing, revenue-neutral price on carbon that returns the monies collected back to the Canadian people.”305 MAY 22, 2013 OP-ED

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BOULDER DAILY CAMERA

“Let’s demand that our politicians pass legislation to place a fee on carbon-based fuels (similar to cigarette taxes, but this fee would be assessed at the point of origin — as the fossil fuel is extracted or imported). The fees collected would be returned to our households so that lower income households would not be adversely impacted. An increasing price of carbon will send a clear signal to our markets and result in furthering development and use of alternative energy sources (as resulted from similar legislation in British Columbia).”306 MAY 23, 2013 LETTER

DAILY PAGE (MADINSON, WISC.)

“While we can live more sustainably as individuals, our city, state and national governing bodies must step up to make the big changes. The most dramatic and effective change would be a revenue-neutral carbon tax that would return all monies back to U.S. citizens in a monthly “green” check. This would incentivize both consumers and businesses to cut back on their fossil fuel usage, provide a more level playing field for sustainable, clean energy; promote more R&D, investment in and capitalization of clean energy; and generate job growth. We should demand it!”307 MAY 23, 2013 LETTER

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YORK DAILY RECORD

“What we need is aggressive legislation that taxes carbon at the source and so provides incentive for clean energy development.”308 MAY 23, 2013 LETTER

LINCOLN JOURNAL STAR

“Many of us are so concerned about rising temperatures that we are ready to adopt a carbon tax on each ton of coal. We advocate returning this tax to the people to offset the higher coal prices. Whether people see the switch as merely good for their portfolios or good for the planet, switching to renewable energy is imperative.”309 MAY 24, 2013 LETTER

DES MOINES REGISTER

“The media has failed to educate us about this most important of issues. It is time for the Register to show the courage and perseverance that Munson documented. We need to see climate news on the front page and have a climate desk. Every paper should help us both understand what we face and evaluate solutions, such as the carbon fee and dividend proposal.”310 MAY 25, 2013 LETTER

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MEDFORD MAIL TRIBUNE

“We must reduce carbon emissions. The carbon fee and dividend plan we took to Salem proposes fossil fuels be subjected to a fee as they enter our economy based on carbon content. This fee is returned to taxpayers as a dividend, encouraging fossil-fuel users to seek less polluting energy sources and making clean renewable fuels more competitive. The dividend offsets elevated prices as the carbon fee is passed on to consumers, and encourages us to buy products made with less fossil fuel. With a lowcarbon lifestyle, we gain further by avoiding the carbon fee while still receiving the dividend.”311 MAY 25, 2013 LETTER

TRAVERSE CITY RECORD EAGLE (MICHIGAN)

“Since the 1990s, the Ninglick River has been eroding their village as the river rises due to melting sea ice and permafrost. Their village will likely be underwater by 2017. . . . The most effective way to put the brakes on this crisis is a revenue-neutral carbon tax on fossil fuel. . . . Returning the revenue to households protects us from rising energy costs while incentivizing us to reduce energy consumption.”312 MAY 25, 2013 LETTER

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GAINESVILLE SUN (FLORIDA)

“In order to reduce U.S. emissions and encourage other nations to do the same, Citizens Climate Lobby is recommending that Congress pass a steadily-increasing, revenue-neutral carbon tax that returns all the proceeds to the American people. . . . This proposal has bipartisan support, and most recently was endorsed by former Secretary of State George Schultz as a way of using the power of the free market to shift us away from our reliance on fossil fuels. “Citizens Climate Lobby is also recommending that the legislation put tariffs on imports from nations that lack equivalent carbon pricing. This would provide an incentive for other nations to adopt their own carbon taxation. “The reality is that we have a solution that both Republicans and Democrats can agree on. Now is the time for Congress to act.”313 MAY 25, 2013 OP-ED

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NWA ONLINE (FAYETTEVILLE, ARK.)

“Even the strongest efforts to limit emissions cannot prevent an increase to 450 ppm, implying another 1,000 years of high CO2 levels. The only solution is to soon stop emissions, and that will not happen until we put a price on carbon. . . . The fossil fuel industry is spending a fortune on propaganda and politics to convince us they should be allowed to ignore the enormous damage they cause. Putting a price on carbon can be easy and nearly free. Simply enact a revenue-neutral carbon tax that is refunded to Americans as an income tax reduction. Industry must begin to incorporate their environmental and social overhead into their own cost of doing business, or the environment, business, and society will collapse.”314 MAY 26, 2013 OP-ED

PATRIOT LEDGER (QUINCY, MASS.)

“I assume neither Ed Markey nor Gabriel Gomez would like to see Duxbury, Marshfield and Scituate under water anytime soon. So shouldn’t both candidates come out in favor of a revenue-neutral carbon tax that will shift American energy away from carbon-based sources, and keep the tides from rising too high?”315 MAY 26, 2013 LETTER

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TRENTON TIMES (NEW JERSEY)

“People now need to turn their attention to another epicscale disaster in the making: the potential for rapid climate change resulting from over-reliance on fossil fuels. . . . The solution is at hand: Our Congress must enact a gradually-increasing fee on the carbon that is entering the economy in fuels. . . . Within a decade we can be well on our way to cleanly producing the energy we need — and can begin to restore the health of natural ecosystems.”316 MAY 27, 2013 FEATURE

INDIANAPOLIS STAR

“Pricing carbon is not a liberal plot — it is common sense.”317 MAY 28, 2013 LETTER

REGISTER GUARD (EUGENE, ORE.)

“The Citizens Climate Lobby has the only viable strategy: We need to convince politicians in Washington, D.C., that they have an obligation to future generations.”318 MAY 28, 2013 LETTER

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YORK DAILY RECORD

“What is needed is a price on carbon emissions that reflects the damage being done to society from our dependence on fossil fuels, damages such as respiratory illness and deaths from air pollution and disaster relief from the latest Sandy-style mega-disaster.”319 MAY 28, 2013 LETTER

HOUSTON CHRONICLE

“Sadly, climate change will affect all of our children (those with asthma and those without) more than it will affect any adult alive today. I urge readers to ask their senators and representatives to pass carbon pollution legislation that will protect all children.”320 MAY 28, 2013 LETTER

LINCOLN JOURNAL STAR

“A fee and dividend system of taxing carbon would be the most just and equitable way of reducing CO2.”321 MAY 28, 2013 LETTER

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ASBURY PARK PRESS (NEW JERSEY)

What we need is not more toxic oil pipelines or fracking, which put more greenhouse gases into the atmosphere, but a bold move to clean, alternative energy. . . . Those who have studied this recommend a carbon fee.”322 MAY 29, 2013 LETTER

INTERNAL CCL COMMUNICATION VIA EMAIL

“Resolution supporting a carbon tax passed unanimously by Eureka Springs, Arkansas City Council. Provisions: • Goal: Reduce emissions to 80 % below 2005 levels by 2050. • Start small, increase predictably. Increase tax slowly but steadily until we hit emissions goal. • Businesses get predictable energy prices. The economy gets a smooth transition. • Easy to administer at home and to emulate abroad. • The tax is collected only once — at the first point of sale — the mine, wellhead or border crossing. • Revenue neutral. All the revenue is returned to citizens . . . Government keeps none of the funds. • Protects the vulnerable. For lower-income Americans, the refunds match or exceed increased energy costs. • Protects business from unfair domestic and international competition using border taxes and credits. • Does not play favorites. Lets markets and localities pick the winning 323

technologies.”

MAY 29, 2013 EMAIL

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DODGEVILLE CHRONICLE (WISCONSIN)

“To head off certain disasters, we must transition off of fossil fuels as quickly as possible. The best way to bring down CO2 emissions is a steadily-rising tax on carbon. . . .”324 MAY 30, 2013 LETTER

HUFFINGTON POST GREEN

“Let competition and the public decide what energy sources they prefer on the long run. That decision can be made best as experience allows the full potential of all alternatives to tested. A rising fee on carbon can then be successful, leading to phase-out of fossil fuel emissions.”325 MAY 30, 2013 BLOG

LAWRENCE JOURNAL WORLD (KANSAS)

“Republican and former Secretary of State George Shultz [champions] is a revenue-neutral carbon tax. In an op-ed appearing in the Wall Street Journal, Shultz wrote, ‘Clearly, a revenue-neutral carbon tax would benefit all Americans by eliminating the need for costly energy subsidies while promoting a level playing field for energy producers.’”326 MAY 30, 2013 OP-ED

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CLEAN TECHNICA

“World Bank Finds 60 Carbon Pricing Systems in Place or in Development”327 MAY 31, 2013 REPORT

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Web Links The articles excerpted here are all posted in full on the CCL website. Go to the “Published Media” page (www.citizensclimatelobby.org/publishedmedia) and search by date. The top article on page 98, for example, is dated “May 29, 2013,” so its filename begins with “2013 05 29.” Click on the filename and the article will appear. Alternatively, refer to the PDF of this booklet on the CCL website (www.citizensclimatelobby.org). You can computer-copy any link from the PDF version—easier than hand-copying it from the paper version. If the link has become inactive, use Google or some other browser to search for the title of the article or for a phrase in it. The links follow: 1 http://www.theglobeandmail.com/commentary/letters/nov-1-say-yesoui-to-canadas-many-languages-andother-letters-to-the-editor/article4801790/ 2 http://business.time.com/2012/11/07/hurricane-sandy-and-climate-change/#ixzz2DNiPdLh1 3 http://articles.washingtonpost.com/2012-11-09/business/35505053_1_carbon-tax-tax-rates-fiscal-cliff 4 http://articles.washingtonpost.com/2012-11-10/opinions/35504260_1_carbon-tax-carbon-dioxidegreenhouse-gases 5 http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/12/opinion/on-climchange-the-us-is-doing-better-than-europe.html?_r=0 6 http://www.jsonline.com/news/opinion/time-to-do-something-about-the-weather-vo7kk2q-179199861.html 7 http://www.brookings.edu/blogs/up-front/posts/2012/11/14-carbon-tax-rabe 8 http://www.nationaljournal.com//energy/norquist-carbon-tax-swap-for-income-tax-cut-wouldn-t-violate-notax-hike-pledge-20121112 9 http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-11-15/carbon-fee-from-obama-seen-viable-with-backing-fromexxon.html?cmpid=yhoo 10 https://www.google.com/#hl=en&sclient=psyab&q=greenpeace+calls+for+carbon+tax&oq=greenpeace+calls+for+carbon+tax&gs_l=hp.3..33i29i30.3801.9000.0.9586.31.30.0.0.0.0.157.3056.16j14.30.0.epsugrccelt2..0.0...1.1.12.psyab.tuyeNJVbcWc&pbx=1&bav=on.2,or.r_qf.&bvm=bv.46340616,d.dmQ&fp=a89e6a34ef291c00&biw=1366&bih=659 11. http://www.timesdispatch.com/opinion/their-opinion/hinkle-the-case-for-a-carbon-tax/article_2e4715b1e4dc-5892-af3f-0087238275b7.html 12 http://www.ipolitics.ca/2012/11/18/why-a-carbon-tax-makes-sense-to-conservatives/ .

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13 http://grist.org/climate-energy/ten-reasons-a-carbon-tax-is-trickier-than-you-think/ . Roberts op-ed 14 http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/11/28/us-sea-idUSBRE8AR00B20121128?irpc=932 15 http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2012/nov/29/climate-change-carbon-price Hansen op-ed 16 http://www.csmonitor.com/Environment/2012/1201/Carbon-tax-It-s-not-coming-soon Hinckley op-ed 17 http://www.cnn.com/2012/12/03/opinion/frum-tax-energy 18 http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2012/12/06/1295171/in-depth-analysis-how-a-progressive-carbon-tax-willfight-climate-change-and-stimulate-the-economy/ 19 http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/07/opinion/going-beyond-carbon-dioxide.html 20 http://www.silive.com/opinion/letters/index.ssf/2012/12/reducing_carbon_emissions_coul.html 21 http://www.pressdisplay.com/pressdisplay/viewer.aspx 22 http://journalstar.com/news/opinion/mailbag/letter-support-fee-and-dividend-plan/article_fbaae975-86cc523d-9518-eac7fd6b58ee.html 23 http://www.newyorker.com/talk/comment/2012/12/10/121210taco_talk_kolbert 24 http://www.silive.com/opinion/letters/index.ssf/2012/12/a_carbon_fee_would_boost_alter.html 25 http://thehill.com/blogs/e2-wire/e2-wire/273539-sen-boxer-firms-up-senate-climate-change-clearinghouseplan 26 http://www.statesman.com/news/news/opinion/letters-to-the-editor-1223/nTcMJ 27 http://letters.ocregister.com/2012/12/22/afghanistans-shameful-military-unpreparedness/ 28 http://citizensclimatelobby.org/files/images/2012_12-26_PasadenaSN_Deen_OPED_Freemarket_answer_to_climate_change.pdf Op-ed by Deen 29 http://www.stltoday.com/news/opinion/columns/the-platform/editorial-save-the-planet-save-socialsecurity-save-medicaid-tax/article_296f43f0-aaef-5d24-84b5-cb5c2bedd224.html 30 http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/28/science/earth/in-ireland-carbon-taxes-pay-off.html?pagewanted=all Blog by Rosenthal 31 http://www.stltoday.com/news/opinion/mailbag/letters-to-the-editor/carbon-tax-is-the-right-idea/ article_e73ba14c-e8bf-57d6-a063-407bc333b1b9.html 32 http://www.newsobserver.com/2013/01/01/2576372/erik-vosburgh-culpable-customers.html 33 http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/a-better-carbon-tax-policy/2013/01/01/9a243b78-5365-11e2abc4-3d33329b6128_story.html 34 http://www.ydr.com/letters/ci_22298268/stop-fossil-fuel-subsidies

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35 http://news.uci.edu/press-releases/major-cuts-to-surging-co2-emissions-are-needed-now-not-down-theroad-study-finds/ 36 http://www.northjersey.com/news/opinions/ 185972492_The_Record__Letters__Jan__8__2013.html?c=y&page=3 37 http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/09/opinion/friedman-the-market-and-mother-nature.html?_r=0 38 http://letterstotheeditorblog.dallasnews.com/2013/01/pro-and-con-2013-editorial-should-havechampioned-victims-rights-hurrah-for-championing-climate-change-legislation.html 39 (Cover story by Bill McKibben) No web link available 40 http://www.thesudburystar.com/2013/01/09/reliance-on-natural-gas-bad-for-environment 41 http://dismalenvironmentalist.blogspot.com/2013/01/a-carbon-tax-would-raise-unemployment.html 42 http://www.csmonitor.com/Commentary/Opinion/2013/0110/The-beauty-of-a-carbon-tax-and-itsexemption-for-the-poor 43 http://www.leadertelegram.com/news/front_page/article_4e96d118-5c73-11e2-97d5-0019bb2963f4.html 44 http://www.pressdemocrat.com/article/20130115/OPINION/130119678 45 No web link available 46 http://host.madison.com/wsj/news/opinion/editorial/six-big-goals-for-new-year/article_d4934ae0-5ce011e2-a131-0019bb2963f4.html 47 http://www.statesman.com/news/news/opinion/letters-to-the-editor-115/nTwdm/ 48 http://journalstar.com/news/opinion/mailbag/letter-reinvent-as-green-nation/article_65d20a5b-3334-5401831d-d92c79410e36.html 49 http://host.madison.com/wsj/news/opinion/mailbag/dick-smith-get-carbon-fuels-on-the-national-agenda/ article_05e8865c-5ce4-11e2-a08a-0019bb2963f4.html 50 http://www.newsday.com/opinion/letters/letter-create-incentive-for-clean-energy-1.4452179 51 http://www.northernlife.ca/news/letterstotheeditor/2013/01/15-climate-bonus-orlando-sudbury.aspx 52 http://www.ydr.com/letters/ci_22377254/charge-carbon-emissions-fee 53 http://www.statesman.com/news/news/letters-for-jan-16/nTwnR/ 54 http://letterstotheeditorblog.dallasnews.com/2013/01/we-americans-can-do-something-about-theincreasing-heat.html/ 55 http://www.ajc.com/news/news/opinion/readers-write-jan-16/nTwbr/ 56 http://www.ajc.com/news/news/opinion/readers-write-jan-16/nTwbr/

Public Opinion on Carbon Tax——103


57 http://www.echopress.com/event/article/id/101167/ 58 http://www.nationaljournal.com/daily/congress-feels-the-heat-on-idea-of-carbon-tax-20130115 59 http://www.elp.com/news/2013/01/16/climate-policies-are-failing-without-sufficient-carbon-pricing.html 60 http://www.thesudburystar.com/2013/01/18/33-countries-will-have-a-carbon-tax-in-13 61 http://www.newsobserver.com/2013/01/20/2613817/kate-rose-levin-tax-carbon.html 62 http://www.hilltimes.com/pickissue/54988095a847e5c8da7ebcfafa07710d 63 http://www.thestar.com/opinion/letters/article/1317175—wake-up-on-climate-change 64 http://blog.oregonlive.com/myoregon/2013/01/letters_climate_change_scienti.html 65 http://www.tennessean.com/article/20130123/OPINION03/301230108/Senators-Lamar-Alexander-BobCorker-must-take-lead-reducing-global-warming?nclick_check=1 66 http://www.nj.com/times-opinion/index.ssf/2013/01/times_of_trenton_letters_to_th_589.html 67 http://www.thesudburystar.com/2013/01/23/local-news-briefs 68 http://www.statesman.com/news/news/opinion/letters-to-the-editor-12513/nT5Rj/ 69 http://www.delmarvanow.com/article/20130126/ESN01/301260009 70 http://letterstotheeditorblog.dallasnews.com/2013/01/republicans-should-back-a-revenue-neutral-carbontax.html/ 71 http://www.pennlive.com/letters/index.ssf/2013/01/letters_replace_energy_subsidi.html 72 http://www.ydr.com/letters/ci_22451103/rep-perry-can-be-leader-climate-change 73 http://www.elp.com/news/2013/01/16/climate-policies-are-failing-without-sufficient-carbon-pricing.html 74 No web link available 75 http://www.businessweek.com/videos/2013-01-26/world-bank-urges-governments-to-back-carbon-market 76 www.hendersondispatch.com/opinion/x3713794/Letter-Progressive-tax-needed-on-fossil-fuels 77 http://www.kansascity.com/2013/01/26/4031994/united-states-should-lead-on-climate.html 78 http://www.newportdailynews.com/ee/newportdailynews/index.php 79 http://www.kansascity.com/2013/01/27/4032059/why-the-gop-should-back-a-carbon.html 80 http://host.madison.com/wsj/news/opinion/mailbag/laura-green-speech-inspired-hope-especiallyregarding-climate/article_718973a0-67cd-11e2-9e84-001a4bcf887a.html 81 http://host.madison.com/wsj/news/opinion/mailbag/margaret-welke-will-climate-change-words-translateinto-actions/article_4abe75ea-67cd-11e2-acd2-001a4bcf887a.html

104——Public Opinion on Carbon Tax


82 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/55687408-82/carbon-climate-obama-president.html.csp 83 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765621203/Put-fee-on-carbon-and-give-proceeds-to-people-sufferingfrom-dirty-air.html 84 http://opinion.financialpost.com/2013/01/28/fp-letters-to-the-editor-poetical-counterattack/ 85 http://www.ocregister.com/opinion/nothing-409519-spending-tustin.html 86 http://www.statesman.com/news/news/opinion/letters-to-the-editor-129/nT8Y8/ 87 No web link available 88 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/55692318-82/carbon-fuels-oil-duchesne.html.csp 89 http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/30/business/energy-tax-is-underused-tool-in-climate-changefight.html?emc=eta1&_r=0 90 http://www.foe.org/news/archives/2013-01-new-poll-americans-support-a-carbon-tax 91 http://www.jamestownpress.com/news/2013-01-31/Letters_to_the_Editor/ Congress_needs_to_address_climate_change.html 92 http://www.mailtribune.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20130201/OPINION/302010309&cid=sitesearch 93 No web link available 94 http://www.ydr.com/letters/ci_22497653/paying-price-fossil-fuels 95 http://www.adirondackdailyenterprise.com/page/content.detail/id/535236/Global-warming-is-alreadycosting-us-billions.html?nav=5041 96 No web link available 97 No web link available 98 http://www.ydr.com/letters/ci_22497653/paying-price-fossil-fuels 99 No web link available 100 http://fullcomment.nationalpost.com/2013/02/02/todays-letters-end-the-climate-change-charade/ 101 http://www.sltrib.com/csp/cms/sites/sltrib/pages/printerfriendly.csp?id=55732921 102 http://m.utsandiego.com/news/2013/feb/02/keystone-climate-global-warming/ 103 http://cincinnati.com/blogs/letters/2013/02/14/carbon-tax-is-good-start/ 104 http://normantranscript.com/columns/x1746085241/Carbon-climate-and-common-sense 105 http://blog.al.com/birmingham-news-commentary/2013/02/republicans_can_answer_obamas.html 106 http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2013/feb/05/letters-north-county-feb-5-2013/

Public Opinion on Carbon Tax——105


107 http://www.insidebayarea.com/breaking-news/ci_22592043/mark-altgelt-must-use-market-basedsolution-stem 108 http://www.jsonline.com/news/opinion/para07-2b8lpot-190105601.html 109 http://www.santafenewmexican.com/opinion/020613WEDletters 110 http://www.metrowestdailynews.com/opinions/letters_to_the_editor/x1522318140/Tucker-GOP-stuck-inclimate-denial 111 http://www.jamestownpress.com/news/2013-02-07/News/Island_women_launch_local_chapter.html 112 http://www.nj.com/times-opinion/index.ssf/2013/02/opinion_carbon_fee_would_put_b.html 113 http://www.capitalcommentary.org/carbon-tax/fitful-and-timely-compromise 114 http://host.madison.com/ct/news/opinion/mailbag/judy-weiss-citizens-must-demand-serious-climateaction/article_7dc305ad-8ee2-57e7-85a9-717ea4e995ca.html 115 http://www.concordmonitor.com/home/4389742-95/tax-carbon-activists-anti 116 http://cincinnati.com/blogs/letters/2013/02/14/how-late-is-too-late-for-climate/ 117 http://www.mercurynews.com/opinion/ci_22582805/feb-14-readers-letters 118 http://www.heraldnet.com/article/20130215/OPINION02/702159953/-1/OPINION#Must-account-forcarbons-true-cost 119 http://www.tallahassee.com/article/20130217/OPINION02/302170010/Letters-editor 120 http://www.tallahassee.com/article/20130215/OPINION05/302150005/Ellie-Whitney-Pam-McVety-Carbonfee-could-put-brakes-warming 121 http://www.theepochtimes.com/n2/opinion/global-warming-already-costing-us-billions-348428.html 122 http://www.santafenewmexican.com/Opinion/021713SUNletters 123 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/55824569-82/moon-american-president-race.html.csp 124 http://www.sfgate.com/default/article/Letters-to-the-editor-Feb-16-4283464.php 125 http://www.standard.net/stories/2013/02/13/tax-carbon-pollution-its-source-clear-air#disqus_threadrichand-global-warming 126 http://bostonglobe.com/opinion/letters/2013/02/17/effects-climate-change-can-make-typical-nor-eastermuch-worse/FzsXoZ17ddWaDCFfA9VvUN/story.html 127 http://www.adn.com/2013/02/17/2792571/letter-market-based-solution-to.html 128 http://www.pennlive.com/letters/index.ssf/2013/02/letters_us_leadership_needed_o.html#incart_river

106——Public Opinion on Carbon Tax


129 http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/crowd-marches-to-voice-opposition-to-keystonepipeline/2013/02/17/a36be95e-7937-11e2-82e8-61a46c2cde3d_story.html 130 http://www.newstribune.com/news/2013/feb/18/your-opinion-where-are-we-going-climate-change/ 131 cen.acs.org/content/dam/cen/91/7/09107-cover1.pdfý 132 http://www.pennlive.com/letters/index.ssf/2013/02/letters_its_time_to_confront_c.html 133 http://www.statesman.com/news/news/opinion/graybeal-adams-facing-the-climate-change-giant/nWTSb/ 134 http://news.cincinnati.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/AB/20130220/EDIT02/302200133/&gcheck=1 135 http://www.stltoday.com/suburban-journals/stcharles/opinion/letter-take-action-on-climate-change/ article_930fd482-ae7a-5c13-9165-c4002ffb4afb.html 136 http://news.cincinnati.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/AB/20130220/EDIT02/302200133/&nclick_check=1 137 http://www.pressdemocrat.com/article/20130221/OPINION/130229898/1044/opinion02?p=2&tc=pg 138 http://www.stltoday.com/news/opinion/columns/where-are-we-going-with-climate-change/ article_8938313a-5733-59b5-a4e5-688dfd2df2ac.html 139 http://www.kansas.com/2013/02/21/2684003/rebecca-ryan-want-epa-or-free.html 140 http://www.nj.com/times-opinion/index.ssf/2013/02/times_of_trenton_letters_to_th_620.html 141 http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2013/feb/22/tp-letters-north-county-feb-22-2013/?page=2 142 http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2013/feb/22/tp-letters-north-county-feb-22-2013/?page=3#article-copy 143 http://www.nj.com/times-opinion/index.ssf/2013/02/times_of_trenton_letters_to_th_620.html 144 http://www.yorkdispatch.com/viewpoints/ci_22636594/op-ed-congress-must-act-now-climate-change 145 http://www.dailycamera.com/guest-opinions/ci_22648948/gop-can-be-part-climate-changesolution?IADID=Search-www.dailycamera.com-www.dailycamera.com 146 http://cincinnati.com/blogs/letters/2013/02/25/us-needs-to-move-toward-renewable-energy/ 147 http://www.press-citizen.com/article/20130225/OPINION02/302250012/Market-based-approachesclimate-change-solutions?nclick_check=1 148 http://host.madison.com/ct/news/opinion/mailbag/judy-weiss-citizens-must-demand-serious-climateaction/article_7dc305ad-8ee2-57e7-85a9-717ea4e995ca.html 149 http://www.abqjournal.com/main/2013/02/26/opinion/end-of-an-era.html 150 http://earthjustice.org/blog/2013-february/china-to-introduce-carbon-fees 151 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765623446/GOP-can-be-part-of-climate-change-solution-with-amarket-based-approach.html?pg=all

Public Opinion on Carbon Tax——107


152 http://opinion.financialpost.com/2013/02/27/fp-letters-to-the-editor-to-carbon-tax-or-not/ 153 http://opinion.financialpost.com/2013/02/27/fp-letters-to-the-editor-to-carbon-tax-or-not/ 154 http://www.standard.net/stories/2013/02/27/gop-can-be-part-climate-change-solution-market-basedapproach 155 (Interview with CCL founder Marshall Saunders) www.share-international.org/magazine/old_issues/2013/ 2013-01.htm - correo 156 http://www.stltoday.com/suburban-journals/stcharles/opinion/letter-take-action-on-climate-change/ article_930fd482-ae7a-5c13-9165-c4002ffb4afb.html?mode=comments 157 http://opinion.financialpost.com/2013/02/28/fp-letters-to-the-editor-out-of-touch/ 158 http://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/lessons-of-europe-s-emissions-trading-system-by-jeffreyd—sachs 159 http://www.houmatoday.com/article/20130302/LETTERS/130309936/1031/opinion03?Title=Vitter-shouldlead-on-energy-bill 160 http://www.newsobserver.com/2013/03/04/2725064/donald-addu-a-green-market.html 161 http://communities.washingtontimes.com/neighborhood/communities-health-and-science-today/2013/ mar/4/financial-incentives-prod-adoption-greener-technol/ 162 http://www.newsobserver.com/2013/03/05/2727631/holmes-graybeal-power-and-the.html 163 http://www.greenbiz.com/news/2013/03/05/will-chinas-looming-carbon-tax-make-differenceclimate?page=0%2C1 164 www.cincinnati.com/blogs/letters/2013/03/05/america-lags-behind-in-energy-research-innovation/ 165 http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2013/mar/06/keystone-pipeline-energy-climate-warming/ 166 No web link available 167 No web link available 168 http://www.sfgate.com/opinion/diaz/article/Our-children-s-burden-4340367.php 169 (No web link available) 170 http://www.sfgate.com/opinion/Editorials/article/China-ahead-of-U-S-on-climate-change-4346134.php 171 http://www.ecoshock.info/ 172 http://www.nj.com/times-opinion/index.ssf/2013/03/opinion_the_sooner_we_kick_the.html 173 http://www.sfgate.com/default/article/Letters-to-the-editor-March-13-4349369.php#page-1

108——Public Opinion on Carbon Tax


174 http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/17/opinion/sunday/friedman-its-lose-lose-vs-win-win-win-winwin.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0 175 http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/letters/la-le-0317-sunday-climate-change-immigration20130317,0,2087547.story 176 http://www.sanluisobispo.com/2013/03/14/2429163/climate-action.html#storylink=misearch 177 http://www.bohemian.com/northbay/letters-to-the-editor/Content?category=2124223 178 http://lancasteronline.com/article/local/826247_Biologist-offers-warning-about-global-warming.html 179 http://lancasteronline.com/article/local/826389_Bipartisan-action-urged-on-dire-climatethreat.html#.UUO9zsK214I.twitter 180 http://lancasteronline.com/article/local/823328_-Fee-and-dividend—how-to-reduce-CO2.html 181 http://chippewa.com/news/opinion/columns/charles-carbon-fee-offers-road-map-to-climate-safety/ article_bef70ae0-8ff4-11e2-b89c-001a4bcf887a.html 182 http://www.mercurynews.com/opinion/ci_22820217/march-19-readers-letters 183 http://beaconnews.ca/blog/2013/03/terry-lake-to-convince-oregon-legislature-on-carbon-tax/ 184 http://citizensclimatelobby.groupsite.com/t/c/ra107335-2456372/837132/blast/184714 185 http://reason.com/reasontv/2013/03/20/should-libertarians-consider-a-carbon-ta 186 http://nt.gmnews.com/news/2013-03-20/Letters/Sandy_response_requires_bold_action.html 187 http://climaterealityproject.org/the-price-of-carbon/ ?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=carbon_launch 188 http://www.huffingtonpost.com/joe-keefe/tar-sands-carbon-tax_b_2916287.html 189 http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/20/business/us-example-offers-hope-for-cutting-carbonemissions.html?src=recpb&_r=0 190 No web link available 191 http://climaterealityproject.org/the-price-of-carbon/ ?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=carbon_launch 192 http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/20/business/us-example-offers-hope-for-cutting-carbonemissions.html?src=recpb&_r=0 193 http://www.nj.com/times-opinion/index.ssf/2013/03/times_of_trenton_letters_to_th_647.html 194 http://www.nj.com/times-opinion/index.ssf/2013/03/times_of_trenton_letters_to_th_650.html 195 http://m.utsandiego.com/news/2013/mar/21/fracking-natural-gas-california-economy-green/

Public Opinion on Carbon Tax——109


196 http://touch.latimes.com/#section/-1/article/p2p-75027882/ 197 http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/imf-citing-trillions-in-government-subsidies-calls-forend-to-mispricing-of-energy/2013/03/27/09957d6e-96e1-11e2-814b-063623d80a60_story.html# 198 http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324685104578386980438168800.html 199 http://www.episcopaljournal.org/?page_id=27 200 http://ww.ydr.com/letters/ci_2291627/sea-levels-rising 201 http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/opinion/readersrespond/bs-ed-climate-change20130402,0,7205523.story 202 http://www.ydr.com/letters/ci_22979909/robotic-squirrels-over-oil-subsidies 203 http://www.suntimes.com/opinions/letters/19251140-474/save-st-james-church.html 204 http://www.statesman.com/news/news/opinion/letters-to-the-editor-0407/nXDd9/ 205 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/56120348-82/climate-poll-gap-energy.html.csp 206 http://www.dailytidings.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20130410/OPINION03/304100301/-1/NEWSMAP 207 http://www.pennlive.com/opinion/index.ssf/2013/04/ adopt_a_carbon_tax_now_as_i_see_it.html#incart_flyout_opinion 208 http://www.ydr.com/letters/ci_22996281/do-something-climate-change 209 http://www.ocregister.com/opinion/crime-503876-done-%20city.html 210 http://www.abqjournal.com/main/2013/04/14/north/letters-112.html 211 http://www.mailtribune.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20130414/OPINION/304140363 212 http://normantranscript.com/columns/x210917539/Germany-leads-U-S-on-climate-change-odyssey 213 http://www.jsonline.com/news/opinion/letters16-1d9ic2h-203108621.html 214 http://www.thesudburystar.com/2013/04/16/many-canadians-worried-about-climate-change 215 http://www.pacificsun.com/news/environment/article_9de5b61a-a7b1-11e2-b248-0019bb30f31a.html 216 http://www.standard.net/stories/2013/04/19/earth-day-2013-Time to support a clean-energy future 217 http://www.app.com/article/20130421/NJOPINION01/3042100019/Stop-ignoring-climatechange?gcheck=1 218 http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/commentary/la-oe-mcmanus-column-the-case-for-a-carbon-tax20130421,0,3576158.column 219 www.sltrib.com/csp/cms/sites/sltrib/pages/printerfriendly.csp?id=56161890

110——Public Opinion on Carbon Tax


220 http://cjonline.com/opinion/2013-04-21/letter-climate-change-happening-humans-are-cause 221 http://www.gainesville.com/article/20130421/COLUMNISTS/130419436?p=all&tc=pgall 222 www.heraldnet.com/article/20130422/OPINION01/703219897/-1/OPINION 223 http://www2.ljworld.com/news/2013/apr/22/letter-earths-not-flat/?letters_to_editor 224 http://www.signalscv.com/section/33/article/94292/ 225 https://www.facebook.com/ photo.php?fbid=599032513441958&set=a.326482200696992.84582.326480127363866&type=1&theater 226 http://cincinnati.com/blogs/letters/2013/04/23/cincinnati-getting-greener-but-ohio-has-long-way-to-go/ 227 http://lacrossetribune.com/news/opinion/larry-sleznikow-take-action-against-climate-change/ article_c6f32f34-ab89-11e2-baa3-0019bb2963f4.html 228 http://www.ydr.com/letters/ci_23087906/put-price-carbon-pollution?IADID=Search-www.ydr.comwww.ydr.com 229 http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/letters/la-le-0424-wednesday-carbon-tax20130424,0,5419819.story 230 http://www.northernlife.ca/news/columns/guests/25-Labelle-Orlando.aspx 231 http://www.app.com/article/20130425/NJOPINION02/304250033/Officials-must-acknowledge-realityclimate-change 232 http://cincinnati.com/blogs/letters/2013/04/25/the-tide-is-turning-against-carbon-pollution/ 233 http://www.ydr.com/letters/ci_23106381/wanted-republican-leaders-climate-change 234 http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/26/opinion/public-sentiment-about-the-keystone-oilpipeline.html?smid=tw-share&_r=3& 235 http://www.santafenewmexican.com/news/local_news/article_af0fdcc3-24f2-5b46-9378 236 http://www.ydr.com/letters/ci_23106381/wanted-republican-leaders-climate-change 237 http://www.statesman.com/news/news/opinion/letters-to-the-editor-0427/nXYns/ 238 http://www.jsonline.com/news/opinion/letters27-qp9n4k9-204929621.html 239 http://www.jsonline.com/news/opinion/letters27-qp9n4k9-204929621.html 240 http://www.bostonglobe.com/opinion/letters/2013/04/27/pipeline-firm-would-win-points-joiningprotesters/hrJsAgDtqLFCQoVr0F00GO/story.html 241 No web link available 242 http://record-eagle.com/opinion/x326070486/Forum-Time-for-carbon-tax-on-energy-producers/print

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243 http://missoulian.com/news/opinion/columnists/collaboration-needed-in-support-of-a-carbon-tax/ article_bc39f94c-b0d4-11e2-b12a-0019bb2963f4.html 244 http://www.pennlive.com/opinion/index.ssf/2013/04/ could_toomey_help_lead_the_charge_for_a_carbon_tax_pennlive_letters.html 245 http://www.rblandmark.com/News/Articles/4-30-2013/Contact-leaders-for-action-on-climate-change/ 246 No web link available 247 http://www.oregonlive.com/opinion/index.ssf/2013/05/citizens_climate_lobby_visits.html 248 http://www.ydr.com/letters/ci_23147461/climate-change-biggest-problem 249 http://m.patriotledger.com/patledger/pm_29490/contentdetail.htm?contentguid=DDekC9hs 250 http://www.sltrib.com/csp/cms/sites/sltrib/pages/printerfriendly.csp?id=56239494 251 http://www.sbsun.com/opinions/ci_23164832/carbon-tax-is-best-way-minimize-disastrous-climate 252 http://www.presstelegram.com/opinions/ci_23164832/carbon-tax-is-best-way-minimize-disastrous-climate 253 http://www.lowellsun.com/opinion/ci_23171836/shedding-light-solar-power-article 254 No web link available 255 http://host.madison.com/news/opinion/mailbag/kermit-hovey-congress-now-at-least-takes-carbon-taxseriously/article_7ec68642-cc57-5454-94cd-7e26decc9912.html#ixzz2Sh72e3Fl 256 http://www.jsonline.com/news/opinion/letters06-u69qkno-206052591.html 257 http://www.dailynews.com/opinions/ci_23219892/question-week-can-we-tax-away-climate-change 258 http://www.pressdemocrat.com/article/20130507/OPINION/130509641/1044/opinion02?Title=Letter-ofthe-Day-Oil-severance-tax 259 http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/carbon-tax-is-best-option-congress-has/2013/05/07/883f2184aeaa-11e2-98ef-d1072ed3cc27_print.html 260 http://www.app.com/article/20130508/NJOPINION02/305080017/Carbon-fee-necessary-promote-cleanenergy?nclick_check=1 261 http://www.dailypilot.com/opinion/tn-dpt-0509-mailbag-20130508,0,363212.story 262 http://www.ajc.com/news/news/opinion/readers-write/nXhyG/ 263 http://www.eurekaspringsindependent.com/single_story_popup.asp?StoryID=2777 264 No web link available 265 http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/making-the-carbon-tax-work/2013/05/10/3554db8a-b7e2-11e2b568-6917f6ac6d9d_story.html

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266 http://blogs.denverpost.com/eletters/2013/05/11/a-federal-tax-on-carbon/22304/ 267 http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/letters/ci_23219892/question-week-can-we-tax-away-climate-change 268 http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/letters/ci_23219892/question-week-can-we-tax-away-climate-change 269 http://host.madison.com/news/opinion/mailbag/dan-fay-still-column-correct-on-need-for-energydiversity/article_29de4c86-b639-5f33-a937-4ede071072b8.html#ixzz2THSRya00 270 No web link available 271 http://articles.baltimoresun.com/2013-05-14/news/bs-ed-smith-island-letter-20130514_1_smith-islandersclimate-change-judy-weiss 272 http://www.concordmonitor.com/opinion/6222975-95/letter-the-solution-is-a-carbontax?ID=abcde&CSAuthResp=62956%3A24559132%3A31444%3A1%3A24%3Aapproved%3A2EAB6F208CBC220A450D18D9E4E1054A 273 http://www.jsonline.com/news/opinion/your-views-b9911686z1-207452971.html 274 http://touch.baltimoresun.com/#section/-1/article/p2p-75910114/ 275 No web link available 276 http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/letters/la-le-0515-wednesday-co2-20130515,0,3088167.story 277 http://www.ydr.com/letters/ci_23250503/face-facts-global-warming 278 http://www.nwaonline.com/news/2013/may/16/letters-20130516/ 279 http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/regionals/north/2013/05/15/letter-flood-insurance/ G0wz446aFCRY42xWUdHUkK/story.html 280 No web link available 281 http://www.lovelycitizen.com/story/1969724.html 282 No web link available 283 http://www.ydr.com/letters/ci_23259029/natural-gas-bridge-fuel-oblivion?IADID=Search-www.ydr.comwww.ydr.com 284 http://www.adn.com/2013/05/17/2906696/letter-america-can-regain-leadership.html 285 http://journalstar.com/news/opinion/mailbag/letter-fee-dividend-system/article_eb7269c8-44a7-5ed9ab04-46a5ebefbf47.html 286 http://www.jsonline.com/news/opinion/your-views-b9913212z1-207947211.html 287 http://www.stevenspointjournal.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2013305170141 288 http://www.sanluisobispo.com/2013/05/17/2511693/climate-lobby-group.html#storylink=cpy 289 No web link available

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290 http://www.sltrib.com/csp/cms/sites/sltrib/pages/printerfriendly.csp?id=56311049 ; also (in the Record agle) http://record-eagle.com/opinion/x857483572/Forum-Two-numbers-about-climate-change-we-ignore 291 http://host.madison.com/news/opinion/mailbag/dick-d-smith-pay-now-for-using-fossil-fuels-or/ article_019fd238-4dbd-560e-813c-857940558937.html#ixzz2TfFGnqFM 292 http://www.gazettetimes.com/news/opinion/mailbag-for-carbon-fee-dividend/article_8fa930fa-133b-55f6b2a7-07d23ac062a7.html#.UapQQ0kKL10.email 293 http://www.dailycamera.com/guest-opinions/ci_23269433/two-climate-change-numbers-we-ignore-at-our 294 http://journalstar.com/news/opinion/mailbag/letter-take-action-on-climate/article_2a27cdaa-eb73-5bb69bf0-c48fe4cdeb5a.html 295 http://www.gazettetimes.com/news/opinion/mailbag-for-carbon-fee-dividend/article_8fa930fa-133b-55f6b2a7-07d23ac062a7.html#.UapQQ0kKL10.email 296 http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/25/opinion/devising-a-strategy-for-climate-change.html?_r=2& 297 http://host.madison.com/wsj/news/opinion/mailbag/madeleine-para-let-farmers-lead-the-way-inreducing-climate/article_0bd5a271-4e2a-53b3-82ff-78fa890d05a8.html 298 http://www.hilltimes.com/opinion-piece/2013/05/20/it%E2%80%99s-time-to-put%E2%80%98conserve%E2%80%99-back-in-%E2%80%98conservative%E2%80%99/34742 299 No web link available 300 http://www.ctpost.com/default/article/Letter-Pass-carbon-tax-to-curb-warming-4538060.php 301 http://blog.syracuse.com/opinion/2013/05/george_will_overstates_obamas.html 302 http://m.timesunion.com/tu/db_40512/contentdetail.htm?contentguid=7xA0x6cf&full=true#display 303 No web link available 304 http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/congress-must-quit-dithering-on-climate-change/2013/05/22/ 923ade8c-c212-11e2-9642-a56177f1cdf7_story.html 305 No web link available 306 http://www.dailycamera.com/letters/ci_23290452/mary-clough-climate-change-tax-carbon-based-fuels 307 http://www.thedailypage.com/isthmus/article.php?article=39975 308 http://www.ydr.com/letters/ci_23309521/2001-2012-hottest-years-record 309 http://journalstar.com/news/opinion/mailbag/letter-promote-wind-energy/article_707ea224-b29f-5107a955-27c7a655fe1d.html 310 http://www.desmoinesregister.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/201305260405/OPINION04/ 305260026&nclick_check=1

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311 http://www.mailtribune.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20130525/OPINION/305250302/-1/OPINION03 312 http://record-eagle.com/opinion/x1307049648/Letters-to-the-Editor-05-25-2013/print 313 http://www.gainesville.com/article/20130525/OPINION03/130529785?p=1&tc=pg 314 http://www.nwaonline.com/news/2013/may/26/our-planet-passes-climate-benchmark-20130526/ 315 http://www.patriotledger.com/letters/x1039448466/D-R-TUCKER-Brockton-Support-carbontax#axzz2URdjdjCn 316 http://www.nj.com/mercer/index.ssf/2013/05/east_windsor_environmental_act.html 317 http://www.indystar.com/article/20130528/OPINION10/305280140/Nation-needs-carbon-tax-fight-climatechange?nclick_check=1 318 http://registerguard.com/rg/opinion/29899632-78/eugene-services-women-bags-hall.html.csp 319 http://www.ydr.com/letters/ci_23337808/corporations-concerned-about-climate-change 320 http://www.chron.com/opinion/letters/article/Wednesday-letters-Caring-is-an-action-word-4554879.php 321 http://journalstar.com/news/opinion/mailbag/letter-stop-global-warming-gamble/article_468b3d27-3b1b5885-ac18-28baca8f452b.html 322 http://www.app.com/article/20130529/NJOPINION02/305290016/Congress-must-act-swiftly-combatclimate-change 323 No web link available 324 No web link available 325 http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-james-hansen/the-americanparty_b_3358546.html?utm_hp_ref=dailybrief?utm_source=DailyBrief&utm_campaign=053013&utm_medium=email&utm_content=BlogEntry&utm_term=Daily%20Brief 326 http://www2.ljworld.com/news/2013/may/30/opinion-climate-change-we-cant-ignore/?opinion 327 http://cleantechnica.com/2013/05/31/world-bank-finds-60-carbon-pricing-systems-in-place-or-indevelopment/#6ZKz2irfujHmsqwK.99

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116——Public Opinion on Carbon Tax

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