This resolution expresses the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to American families and businesses and is not in the best interest of the United States.
Why This Bill Is Against Our Values:
“H.Con.Res. 119 is not an anti-carbon tax bill but is, in fact, an anti-climate action bill. Simply put, it broadly limits Congress from discussing and developing climate solutions. This resolution ignores the huge costs that our country is already experiencing due to climate change – costs that fall disproportionately on low-income communities and communities of color. It is clear this resolution is meant to put the interests of the polluting fossil fuel companies ahead of our health, safety and clean energy future.” (Source: League of Conservation Voters)
“On behalf of our millions of members and supporters, the undersigned organizations urge you to oppose H.Con.Res 119. This anti-climate resolution is a tiresome effort advanced by the Koch Brothers and their“Just Say No” partners that deny the need to take any action on climate. This resolution puts the interests of big polluters ahead of the health and well-being of American families and future generations.” (Source: Coalition letter from organizations opposing H. Con. Res. 119)
Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-ME) spoke on the House floor in opposition to anti-carbon solutions resolution H.Con.R. 199 and chided her Republican colleagues for refusing to help mitigate the threat that climate change poses to our health, ecosystem, and economy, especially in coastal states like Maine. (Source: Congresswoman Chellie Pingree)
“Citizens’ Climate Lobby today challenged the assumption in an anti-carbon tax resolution, introduced by Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA), that such a levy would be “detrimental to the United States economy.” If done the right way, a tax or fee on carbon would actually boost the economy.” (Source: Citizen’s Climate Lobby)
“The resolution expresses the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be “detrimental to American Families and businesses, and is not in the best interest of the United States.” This partisan resolution has no democratic co-sponsors and condemns tax policy that could be helpful in curbing carbon pollution that contributes to climate change. Not only do House Republicans constantly target the environment with their anti-Clean Air Act legislation and try to tie the hands of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), but they refuse to listen to hard scientific facts about the need to maintain policy tools and strategies to address harmful greenhouse gas emissions.” (Source: The Daily Whip for Thursday, July 19, 2018)