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What Keeping Oil in the Ground Can Do for Economic Inequality 16.3.2016 Truthout - All Articles
A successful energy transition to renewables could not only rescue the planet but create a more just economy. (Photo: Turbine Construction via Shutterstock) Our lifestyle is inextricably linked to fossil fuels. We pay the industry to heat our homes and power our cars. Though driving might be optional where public transit is available, heat is not during harsh winters. We know about the effects on the climate of burning oil, gas, and coal for energy, but we don't know what turning our backs on them will do to our economy. Some worry that closing our oil refineries and shutting down our mines would throw the market into a dangerous vortex. That doesn't need to be the case. A successful energy transition could actually benefit the economy and reduce inequality. The economy relies on a number of things, including spending, manufacturing, trade, and personal income. The availability of fossil fuels has largely driven these for 150 years. "[Oil] is the world's first trillion-dollar industry in terms of annual ...
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Cantwell says she’ll play defense as ranking Dem on Senate energy panel 25.12.2014 Seattle Times: Politics
U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell is set to take over her party’s top seat on the Senate Energy Committee. But Cantwell’s pro-environment agenda likely will find little traction under Republican control of the Senate.
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Climate Policy as Wealth Creation 14.7.2014 Truthout.com
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David Morris: Instead of cap and trade, cap and dividend 29.1.2010 Star Tribune: Commentary
Here's a way to mitigate the cost of carbon reduction for almost everybody.
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Reaping the Dividends of Reduced Emissions 14.1.2010 Common Dreams: Views
by Mike Sandler

 Copenhagen produced practically nothing. Congress seems paralyzed. Powerful lobbies say we should delay responding to the climate crisis until after the economy recovers. But some good news recently came out of California, where a state advisory committee recommended a policy that caps greenhouse emissions and sends money back to the people.

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Cap & Dividend: A Clear Winner 12.12.2009 Common Dreams: Views
by Sarah van Gelder

Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) introduced a bill today that is a much better approach to reducing climate change than the cap and trade bill circulating in the Senate. Her bill, which she co-sponsored with Senator  Susan Collins (R-ME), uses cap and dividend to reduce climate emissions and avoids the pitfalls and boom-and-bust cycles inherent in carbon trading. (Peter Barnes proposed this idea in YES!

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New Proposal Would Pay Americans a Percent of Carbon Permits 11.12.2009 CommonDreams.org Headlines
by Les Blumenthal

WASHINGTON - Against the back drop of global climate change talks in Copenhagen, Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., will introduce legislation Friday that would take some of the sting out of higher energy bills U.S. consumers may face because of efforts to control greenhouse gases.

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