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Carbon Tax for a Healthy World and Green Economy

Carbon Tax for a Healthy World and Green Economy

Learn about the positive potential of a carbon tax to create a huge number of jobs in renewable energy generation and energy conservation, while lowering greenhouse emissions dramatically! Campaign for a carbon tax in the U.S.

Why is this important?

This is the single most effective policy to lower emissions while enabling the economy to transition to a cleaner and greener energy future. It uses the market to reorganize human endeavor, to seriously lower greenhouse emissions, while creating opportunity for millions of people to do the important transition work! It strengthens the divestment work, by making divestment the best financial as well as moral choice. It strengthens renewable energy efforts, as well as making coal and fracked gas less viable. We need this as part of the solution! It is working in British Columbia and Ireland already, with proven track records! Let us do this right, for the Earth and for the humans!

We need to be sure that:
* the carbon tax is high enough to make a difference
* the revenue goes to lower taxes on work, to create jobs
* fracked gas is charged on leaked methane as well as carbon dioxide

With these three basics, a carbon tax will help to transition our economy into a healthy future!

How it will be delivered

all media and other means!


Reasons for signing

  • because it's too #@!*# hot in here! i've done my personal best to reduce carbon-- it's past time for gov't and corporations to do the heavy lifting.
  • It is a no brainer that those who are instrumental in putting carbon in the atmosphere should have to pay for the damage they are causing
  • We know that carbon taxes will work because taxes remove the incentive for consuming. The revenue generated by a carbon tax could be used to develop more renewable energy sources. Right now, Texas has Green energy plans available from Ambit and Green Mountain Energy. They are maybe 1-2 cents more per KwH. Think about a carbon tax that made conventional power more expensive and allowed the cost of a renewables plan to drop. That would influence everyone. We wouldn't have to think twice about it.

Updates

2014-01-31 19:02:16 -0500

Hooray, we've reached the original goal of 100 signatures! I feel so good that people understand and care! Thank you, everyone who gave the carbon tax your vote of confidence! We will run with this, and get 200 signatures, and we will bring the discussion forward so that we are closer to enabling a better world, creating millions of green jobs, and lowering carbon emissions dramatically!

2014-01-31 18:55:51 -0500

100 signatures reached

2014-01-30 10:26:22 -0500

50 signatures reached

2014-01-30 07:27:47 -0500

25 signatures reached

2014-01-29 12:46:33 -0500

10 signatures reached