Endorse H.R. 763 - Remove the carbon tax

The Social Justice Committee Urges You to Oppose the Invisible Carbon Tax!


Did you know that you’re paying an invisible tax to support our continuing use of fossil fuels? Part of the invisible carbon tax is in your Federal income tax, to pay for: subsidies to fossil fuel companies, clean-up of oil spills, FEMA-assisted recovery from climate-related disasters, and military defense of fossil fuel supplies. Part of the invisible carbon tax is in your health insurance premiums, to cover health problems caused by fossil-fuel pollution.


Did you know that there’s a bipartisan bill in Congress, the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act of 2019 (H.R. 763), that will end the invisible carbon tax by gradually ending our use of fossil fuels? H.R. 763 requires the Treasury Department to charge annually incremented “carbon fees” on fossil fuels at the points where they enter the economy. These fees will send price signals to consumers and businesses, encouraging us all to get our energy from sources that don’t pollute.


The Treasury Department will collect the “carbon fees” and return them as monthly dividends to American citizens on an equal per capita basis. The dividends will more than compensate the poor and middle classes for rising energy prices. Many Americans will choose to spend their dividends, which will stimulate the economy.


H.R. 763 has a “border carbon fee adjustment” that will impose fees on goods imported from other countries that don’t have carbon fees of their own. Thus, other countries will be encouraged to develop their own carbon fees, thereby solving a world-wide problem.


At its recent meeting (April 14), the Social Justice Committee voted to endorse H.R. 763 and to encourage members of our Church to call or write our Representative, Annie Kuster, asking her to become a co-sponsor of H.R. 763. Here is Representative Kuster’s contact information:


Telephone—(202) 225-5206

Mailing address for postcards—137 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC  20515

Mailing address for letters—184 Main Street, Suite 222, Nashua, NH 03060