Ann Arbor calling on Congress to impose carbon fees to reduce emissions
Once again calling climate change a serious threat and reiterating the city’s commitment to reducing its carbon footprint, the City Council voted 9-0 this week to voice support for a national carbon fee and dividend program as advocated by the Citizens’ Climate Lobby.
“A carbon fee aims to account for the societal cost of carbon pollution,” states the resolution brought forward by Council Members Jason Frenzel, D-1st Ward, and Chip Smith, D-5th Ward, at the recommendation of the city’s Energy Commission.
The city is now officially supporting the CCL’s proposal calling for imposing a carbon fee on all fossil fuels and other greenhouse gases at the point where they first enter the economy.
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