1. Action Alert
  2. Environment & Energy

Republicans Introduce Carbon Pricing Bill

By Emily Wirzba, July 27, 2018

This week, something big happened for our climate. Rep. Carlos Curbelo (FL-26), along with Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-08), introduced H.R. 6463, the MARKET CHOICE Act. This is the first Republican-led effort in almost a decade to seriously address climate change.

Will you contact your member of Congress and tell them it’s time that Congress put a price on carbon?

The MARKET CHOICE Act is a carbon tax, which places a fee on the burning of fossil fuels to increase the demand for cleaner energy sources. Ultimately, the goal of a price on carbon is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. At FCNL, we believe that pricing carbon is one essential mechanism to address climate change.

This bill is expected to reduce U.S. greenhouse gas emissions by 30-40 percent below 2005 levels by 2030, exceeding the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement. You can read more about the MARKET CHOICE Act on FCNL’s website.

This bill is an important milestone in congressional efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and address climate change in a bipartisan fashion. We are eager to engage with all legislators as they consider policies to reduce the impact of climate change and protect vulnerable communities.

Will you contact your representative today and urge them to put a price on carbon?

Emily Wirzba

  • Legislative Representative, Sustainable Energy and Environment

Emily Wirzba leads FCNL’s lobbying work to achieve bipartisan recognition of climate change and action in Congress. Emily meets with members of Congress and their staff to promote FCNL's environmental priorities. She also works closely with FCNL's network across the country to organize constituents to lobby, write, and advocate for bipartisan environmental action in Congress. She currently serves as co-chair of the Washington Interreligious Staff Community's Energy and Ecology Working Group.