Wouldn’t you like a check to automatically arrive in the mail once a month? Granted, it wouldn’t be as much as if you won it big with the lottery, but then you have a better chance of being hit by lightning than that happening. With the Citizens’ Climate Lobby legislative proposal carbon fee and dividend plan, every household will receive an annual dividend ($576 in 2016; $4,800 by 2035), distributed to all households equally as a monthly dividend. No gambling necessary!
Pollution from burning fossil fuels causes thousands of premature deaths each year. It’s the primary contributor to climate change which is causing death and destruction from increasingly severe wildfires, storms, flooding, heat waves, insect outbreaks and sea level rise. The money brought in by the lottery does fund important services, but what could be more important than protecting our health and safety?
Let’s not gamble with our future. We need to act now to mitigate climate change. Ask Congressman Dan Newhouse to support the carbon fee and dividend legislative proposal.