This Inside Climate News article discusses how Business Leaders Lobbied Congress for Carbon Pricing. Did Republicans Listen? Microsoft, Pepsi, Levi’s and others are calling for carbon taxes or fees that could scale up innovation fast enough to combat climate change.
Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.), who introduced bipartisan carbon tax legislation in the last Congress and would like to do so again, set up one roundtable meeting between his colleagues and six CEOs with a ground rule that he wouldn’t name which members of Congress came to hear the pitch. (The bill he introduced last session put a fee on emissions of greenhouse gases and paid the revenues back to the public as a so-called “dividend.”)