A simple message to Clean Energy Jobs Bill supporters: This is not a comprehensive climate solution

An economy-wide price on carbon is supposed to be a catch-all for GHG emissions, but the Clean Energy Jobs Bill lacks sectoral breadth, especially for new fossil-fuel infrastructure. Deficiencies include:

  • Most activities that pollute or undermine climate resiliency will be exempted,
  • the proposal adopts the most limited scope of emissions to regulate,
  • a growing number of loopholes and exemptions,
  • failure to halt the expansion of fossil fuel infrastructure, and
  • inadequate safeguards to prevent fraudulent offset projects.

What we need is a solution that is fair, comprehensive, and scientifically rigorous.

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