Dec. 12, 2018
By Fossil-Free Fredericksburg member Amanda Stebbins
With the midterm elections over, it would be wonderful to see Reps. Rob Wittman (R) and Abigail Spanberger (D) work together. They should follow the lead of their two Republican and three Democratic colleagues, who recently introduced a historic bipartisan climate bill that would create 2 million jobs and grow the clean energy sector. The Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act is not a tax. It puts money directly into people’s pockets every month while reducing carbon emissions by 33 percent over 10 years and improving human health.
This is just the first step but it acknowledges the need to address climate change nationally and with bipartisan support.