Rep. Marcia Fudge’s support for the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act is needed: Letter …Innovation

As temperatures near 100 degrees this weekend in Cleveland, we are again reminded of how the dire consequences of climate change affect our region. And with nationally high numbers of residents who suffer from asthma, this heat wave will be especially difficult for Clevelanders.

We need the support of U.S. Rep. Marcia Fudge to combat these effects of excessive carbon dioxide emissions, which have also caused several local air-quality alerts from ground-level ozone.

The Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act (H.R. 763) puts a price on carbon to encourage innovation in cleaner and safer energy sources, and the revenue collected is then returned as a dividend check to households across the country. Analysis on this bill by the Citizens’ Climate Lobby shows the majority of Ohio’s 11th Congressional District will experience a net gain in income, with lower-income residents gaining the most. Economists agree that a carbon fee and dividend approach to reducing carbon emissions is the most efficient and equitable solution to climate change. Please contact Rep. Fudge to share how these issues affect your life and urge her to co-sponsor the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act.

Brook Sabin,


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