CCL promotes legislation to place a steadily rising fee on carbon-based fuels, returning all the revenue from that fee to households. Such legislation will help us make the necessary transition to clean energy without inflicting economic hardship on the American people.
Energy independence is a goal we should seek. But in order to safeguard our future weather, we should invest in clean energies like solar and wind as well as promote legislation to curb our use of petroleum.
If we want to imagine a future without catastrophic weather patterns, we should work to imagine a different system of energy that doesn’t continue to warm our atmosphere.
Catherine Hobbs is with Citizens Climate Lobby.