By Richard Jones
Govtrack lists 240 legislative initiatives in the 116th U.S. Congress dealing with climate change or greenhouse gases.
One bill, however, is easily the most robust climate legislation pending and the only bipartisan one with significant support. It’s not the Green New Deal, which is a non-binding resolution and not a bill at all. Rather, it’s the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act (H.R. 763).
In this legislation, Congress has before it a simple, fair and effective step toward a climate solution. Rep. Ted Deutch (D-Fla.), Rep. Francis Rooney (R-Fla.) and five other representatives introduced this bill. Today, it has 80 cosponsors. This proposal puts a price on carbon emissions and directs the revenue equally to American taxpayers.
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