A new bill in the Senate could be the first climate change legislation that has a chance of passing. The only problem is that it won't solve climate change, but it will give polluting companies billions in corporate windfall profits.
Companies could buy the credits from the government, and we can use the money to transition to a clean-energy economy. By carefully limiting the number of credits available, we can reduce pollution. But the bill being considered would give most of the credits away for free to the biggest polluters.
We need to speak out before this becomes law.
A compiled petition with your individual comment will be presented to your Senators.
Full petition text:
"Any climate legislation that gives 'pollution credits' away for free means windfall profits for big polluters. Congress should ensure that corporations pay taxpayers for these credits. The money raised should help develop clean energy sources and support the workers and consumers affected by the shift to clean energy."
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