Washington, D.C. — Evidence is clearer than ever that urgent action is needed to protect our nation and the world from the irreversible effects of climate change. And at the same time, our country faces a very large federal budget deficit. Acknowledging these two realities, the Center for American Progress Action Fund will host an event on Monday, March 19, with Rep. Henry Waxman (D-CA) and Former Rep. Wayne Gilchrest (R-MD), to focus on a new bipartisan proposal to address both of these seemingly intractable challenges together rather than separately.
This approach would slash the U.S. debt by making power plants and oil refineries pay for their carbon dioxide pollution, which endangers our health and environment. This policy will strengthen our economy, lessen our dependence on foreign oil, make our skies cleaner, and provide hundreds of billions of dollars in debt relief.
Please join the Center for American Progress Action Fund to discuss this innovative idea and why the time is ripe for a new dual-focused approach.
Rep. Henry Waxman (D-CA)
Former Rep. Wayne Gilchrest (R-MD)
Carol Browner, Distinguished Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress Action Fund
Coffee will be served at 9:30 a.m.
Monday, March 19, 2012
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
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For more information, call 202.682.1611
Center for American Progress Action Fund
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