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June 21, 2013

Norman climate lobbyists visit Washington, D.C.

NORMAN — A group of Norman climate lobbyists will join their national and international peers in Washington, D.C., on Saturday to convene and host meetings and social events with politicians from their respective locales.

The Citizens Climate Lobby of Norman has been working alongside chapters nationwide for three years to pass legislation that follows a carbon fee and dividend model, heavily taxing producers and importers of fossil fuels and dispersing the revenue back to taxpayers.

“The goal is to stimulate our private sector and other nations to develop the conservation strategies, energy-efficient products and alternative energy sources needed to maintain our modern lifestyle without relying on fossil fuels,” Norman CCL member Mary Francis said.

Rep. Tom Cole, Jim Bridenstine and Frank Lucas, as well as Sen. Jim Inhofe and Tom Coburn, will be visited by the Oklahoma delegation during the CCL event.

“When I did this three years ago, I was impressed by the volume of work our congressmen do,” CCL member Jim Chamberlain said. “They meet with a wide variety and huge number of people. Last time, our group got upstaged by Bono of U2.”

Chamberlain said the legislation for which CCL lobbies is really a template and CCL members are careful to establish their willingness to collaborate with politicians on modifications.

“We have a reception Tuesday evening after the official meetings and invite the Congress people and their staffs. It’s a chance for us to get to know them personally,” Chamberlain said.

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