About This Grassroots New Hampshire Effort
In 2007, The Governor of New Hampshire signed a Climate Change Resolution following a vote of support in 164 towns across the state on a warrant article asking Congress to pass legislation that would reduce climate pollution and protect the economy:
Our 2020-2021 Carbon Cash-Back Coalition (C3) town warrant article effort begins where the 2007 effort left off. This time we are explicitly telling our legislators how to accomplish what the first effort asked for. We are specifically telling legislators to implement the most efficient lever available to reduce climate pollution (a fee on the production of fossil fuels based on their carbon emissions) in a way that protects household budgets, jobs, and the economy and is fair to all citizens (a full rebate of all the money collected minus administration costs to all households on an equal basis).
We are asking for this at the state and federal level in case Congress is tempted to further delay action, and to prepare our state's economy for the coming global price on carbon of about $100 / tCO2e by 2030 that leading experts say is required to help meet the climate pollution reduction challenge.
We are a group of NH residents - business owners, employees, parents, students, community leaders, and voters - who understand that being good stewards of our economy requires being good stewards of our natural environment.
We understand that change starts with each one of us.
We know that the decades-long failure of the energy market to account for the true costs of using fossil fuels is the root cause of the climate crisis. Carbon Cash-Back is an efficient and fair solution to address that market failure while protecting the economy and family budgets.
We support putting this approach to good use in New Hampshire, which will help motivate legislation of Carbon Fee and Dividend at the federal level, which will in turn strongly encourage all other countries to follow our lead and match our carbon price.
The Carbon Fee and Dividend policy is built on a solid foundation of climate science and sound economics principles. The Carbon Cash-Back Coalition (C3) works to promote state and federal legislation of that policy. The C3 project empowers ordinary people to do something in their own town to help their state and federal legislators use the most powerful, cost-effective, and equitable lever to reduce climate pollution. At the federal level, this carbon pricing policy has a global reach. This is the big first step required to successfully address the risk of climate change at the pace and scale required. We hope you will consider becoming a part of it.
The C3 Steering Committee consists of an ad-hoc group of volunteers from across the state, including members of the Pemi Climate Emergency Coalition, Citizens' Climate Lobby, 350NH, the League of Conservation Voters (LCV), and other civic-minded individuals.
C3 Town Champions are citizens just like you who have stepped up to put the C3 climate action warrant article on their own towns' ballots. You can do this for your town too! See the Join Us page to learn how to get started.