The US Conference of Catholic Bishops has issued a strong statement of support for legislation to address climate change. It’s called the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act. A number of Archdioceses and parishes have asked their parishioners to write or call their Congressional Representatives to support the bill.
This bipartisan introduced legislation puts a small but annually increasing fee on fossil fuel energy producers for their carbon emissions. The fee is returned to every American households as a monthly dividend check to offset future fossil fuel price increases. This legislation will trigger massive investment in clean energy, which will quickly become cheaper than fossil fuels, leading to an orderly market transition to non-polluting energy. This will reduce greenhouse gases without harming the economy, consumers or job growth.
This site will help you write your letter and send it to your Congressional Representative in support of this legislation.