Purpose of Petition and H.R. 763 Background

Purpose of Petition
Contact information will only be used to verify that you are a constituent in the 40th Congressional District of California. The information will not be used for any other purpose, nor will it be placed on any list serve. My plan is to personally deliver this petition to Congresswoman Roybal-Allard's office. Those who sign the petition may have an opportunity later to participate in a meeting with the Congresswoman's office via a conference call. I thank you for taking a few minutes responding to the climate change issue. 

Background on H.R. 763
Introduced in House (01/24/2019)
Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act of 2019

This bill imposes a fee on the carbon content of fuels, including crude oil, natural gas, coal, or any other product derived from those fuels that will be used so as to emit greenhouse gases into the atmosphere.

The fee is imposed on the producers or importers of the fuels and is equal to the greenhouse gas content of the fuel multiplied by the carbon fee rate. The rate begins at $15 in 2019, increases by $10 each year, and is subject to further adjustments based on the progress in meeting specified emissions reduction targets. The bill also imposes a specified fee on fluorinated greenhouse gases.

The bill includes

exemptions for fuels used for agricultural or nonemitting purposes,
exemptions for fuels used by the Armed Forces,
rebates for facilities that capture and sequester carbon dioxide, and
border adjustment provisions that require certain fees or refunds for carbon-intensive products that are exported or imported.
The fees must be deposited into a Carbon Dividend Trust Fund and used for administrative expenses and dividend payments to U.S. citizens or lawful residents. The fees must be decommissioned when emissions levels and monthly dividend payments fall below specified levels.

The bill also suspends certain regulations that limit greenhouse gas emissions. The suspensions expire if the emissions targets established by this bill are not reached after a specified time period.

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* 2. Address

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* 3. Dear Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard,
I’m writing to ask that you sign on as a cosponsor of H.R. 763. As a constituent in California’s 40th Congressional District, I appreciate all the work you have done for environmental conservation. I would also like to congratulate you on your National Environmental Scorecard with a score of 100% in 2018 and a 95% lifetime score according to League of Conservation Voters (LCV). Past votes against measures like H.Con.Res. 119 (rejecting carbon tax) and H.R. 6147 (eliminating environmental justice grants) expresses your support to adequately address external factors which could jeopardize the sanctity of our environment.  That being said, H.R. 763 has potential to dramatically reduce harmful carbon emissions while also being aligned with SB 100 seeking 100% clean electricity by 2045. It is a bipartisan solution encouraging market-driven innovation of clean energy technologies and market efficiencies to lower pollution levels. California, currently the fifth largest economy in the world, has shown to be up to the challenge in meeting carbon reduction goals without having negative impact on our economy. We must stay resilient if we are going to win the fight against climate change and provide a better future for our children.

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