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Event: Carbon Fee & Rebate Panel- Amherst College, November 20

The hottest idea in climate policy today is the Carbon Fee and Rebate, a program that would tax fossil fuel suppliers and return all revenues to households and businesses. Come learn more about this exciting policy initiative with leading experts and political champions, and find out why this is the policy approach favored by economists and policy wonks from across the political spectrum, and how Massachusetts could lead the nation – and the world – in this innovating approach to solving the climate crisis.

At 7:30pm on November 20 in Johnson Chapel at Amherst College, there will be a panel including experts and legislative activists. The meeting will be designed to make sure your voice is heard and your questions are answered. The panelists will include: Ellen Story, MA State Rep. from Amherst, Pelham, and Granby; Tom Conroy, MA State Rep. from Wayland who co-sponsored last year’s attempt to pass a carbon tax bill; Dan Gatti, Executive Director of Climate XChange, the group spearheading a broad coalition organizing to support this legislation; Professor James Boyce, UMass Economics Department, a well-known expert on the policy; and Rev. Margaret Bullit-Jonas, Missioner for Creation Care in the Diocese of Western Massachusetts and Board member of the Better Future Project  (which sponsors 350MA). In future editions of the Climate Action Now newsletter, we’ll provide information on how you can help publicize this event. Legislators will be looking to the Pioneer Valley to see how much interest there is in this legislation, so please mark your calendars, plan to attend, and look for updates in future articles with suggestions how you can help publicize the event and participate in the broader initiative.

What: Carbon Fee & Rebate Panel
Where: Johnson Chapel at Amherst College
When: Thursday November 20, 7:30 pm