WHEREAS, The UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change warns us of the urgency for addressing the climate crisis.
WHEREAS, HR 7173, the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act, provides for charging fossil fuel companies a fee and passes the revenue on to households as a dividend to compensate for any price increase and is thus a progressive tax.
WHEREAS, Cap and Trade is an example of climate injustice policy.
BE IT RESOLVED, that the El Cerrito Democratic Club endorses HR 7173.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that this resolution be sent to our Congressional representatives, the California Council of Democratic Clubs and any California Democratic Party body capable of taking similar action.
Submitted by Elizabeth (“Betty”) Brown, member El Cerrito Democratic Club,