Several different bills to put a price on carbon and reduce greenhouse gas emissions have been introduced in the 116th Congress. This chart provides a detailed, side-by-side comparison of bills under consideration in the House and senate.
By itself, pricing carbon emissions cannot solve climate change. However, it is a powerful tool we must consider as part of our toolbox. As the national dialogue on carbon pricing advances, these principles guide FCNL's advocacy.
As the impacts of climate change continue to worsen, Congress is stepping up its consideration of policies that will address our contribution to climate change and support communities suffering its effects. This webinar, featuring Emily Wirzba, FCNL’s Legislative Representative for Sustainable Energy & Environment, provides a faith-based perspective on one such proposal: carbon pricing.
FCNL believes that carbon pricing is one of many essential tools that Congress should use to address climate change and shift towards a clean energy economy. While we have not endorsed any particular bill at this time, we are supportive overall of the efforts from both parties to advance carbon pricing legislation. We hope that the below resources will help our network advocate for just climate policies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and promote equitable communities.
We know that carbon pricing legislation can be complicated! Below are some of our favorite reports and analyses of carbon pricing policy. We’ve also included links to read the full bill text of legislation currently introduced in the 116th Congress.