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Background FCNL's Carbon Pricing Principles 

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.

Background Inside the Greenhouse 

August 2019

Inside the Greenhouse is a monthly newsletter about FCNL’s environmental work, ways to engage members of Congress, and stories that impact our work.

Event A Religious Perspective on Carbon Pricing 

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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.

Background Carbon Pricing as a Solution to Climate Change 

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.

Background Carbon Pricing Resources: Reports and Analysis 

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.

Update Carbon Pricing Gains Momentum in Congress 

This week has been an exciting one for carbon pricing in Congress! Several different bills to put a price on carbon and reduce greenhouse gas emissions were introduced on July 25.

Background Bill Analysis: The Climate Action Rebate Act of 2019 

On July 25, 2019, Sen. Chris Coons (D, DE), Sen. Diane Feinstein (D, CA), and Rep. Jimmy Panetta (D, CA-20) introduced the Climate Action Rebate Act of 2019 (S. 2284/H.R. 4050).

Background Bill Analysis: The Stemming Warming and Augmenting Pay (SWAP) Act 

On July 25, 2019, Reps. Francis Rooney (FL-19) and Dan Lipinski (IL-03) introduced the bipartisan H.R. 4058, the Stemming Warming and Augmenting Pay (SWAP) Act 9 (H.R. 4058).

Background Bill Analysis: The Raise Wages, Cut Carbon Act of 2019 

On July 25, 2019, Rep. Dan Lipinski (D, IL-03) and Rep. Francis Rooney (R, FL-19) introduced the bipartisan Raise Wages, Cut Carbon Act of 2019 (H.R. 3966).

Update Drilling Sacred Lands: A Monumental Disgrace 

Two national monuments are facing potential pollution, contamination, and desecration. When the administration revoked the protected status of Bears Ears Monument and Chaco Canyon, it opened the land to drilling and mining putting the environment at risk while breaching the trust and sovereignty of tribal nations.

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