Rep. Fitzpatrick introduces meaningful bipartisan carbon fee bill

Market Choice Act will reduce climate pollution and invest in infrastructure

September 26, 2019
Dave Kuntz, (202) 572-3570,

(WASHINGTON, DC – September 26, 2019)—Representative Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) today introduced a meaningful and bipartisan carbon fee bill to incentivize businesses to curb climate pollution.

The Market Choice Act would place a fee on carbon emissions and use the revenues to revitalize and upgrade aging infrastructure. The bill also contains critical climate backstops that will help keep the program on track for reaching its emission reduction goals.

“Big national problems are solved with good policy and that is why EDF applauds Representative Fitzpatrick’s leadership for introducing the Market Choice Act,” said Elizabeth Gore, EDF Senior Vice President, Political Affairs. “This is a bipartisan approach to one of the greatest threats facing our planet. Representative Fitzpatrick’s bill is a serious proposal and would result in important infrastructure investments across the country. We should all work towards bold policy proposals that address the climate crisis and drive us towards a 100% clean economy.”

Representatives Francis Rooney (R-FL), Salud Carbajal (D-CA), and Scott Peters (D-CA) are cosponsoring the Market Choice Act.

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