California: California's First Climate Credit will arrive on electricity bills in April 2014. Here is a link to the website for the State's marketing of the Credit. If you think more people should receive the proceeds from the sale of greenhouse gas allowances, you can donate your credit to the Climate Protection Campaign, a group that advocates for Cap & Dividend. Read more about the Climate Credit here.
The Credit came about after years of advocacy, culminating in the California Public Utilities Commission's decision to return proceeds from the electricity sector to ratepayers, with a portion as an equal per household "climate dividend" rebate. The transportation sector will phase into the system in 2015, and the State Senate President thinks those revenues should be returned to the people as a tax rebate to California families.
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Nationally: Climate change is back on the national agenda following the 2012 election and Hurricane Sandy. Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) and Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) introduced a bill that returns 60% of revenues to households. In 2009 Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) and Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) introduced the CLEAR Act, which auctions GHG permits and returns 75% of revenues back to consumers through Cap and Dividend. Write to your Senator. Several cities endorsed the CLEAR Act. More info at www.supportclearact.com. Go to National news.
New - Customize and print out your own printable U.S. dividend (pdf) or printable California dividend (pdf), which you can give to people and use at events.
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