Prominent Republicans — from former Secretary of the Treasury Henry Paulson to the former chair of the board of Walmart — are urging the White House and Congress to adopt a new market-based plan to address climate change. It establishes a carbon tax and dividend program. But would that reduce emissions? Will Republicans in office go for it? And what would happen to existing environmental regulations?
- Ted Halstead founder, president and CEO of the Climate Leadership Council, a research and advocacy organization. He founded New America, a public policy think-tank. He is author of “The Radical Center: The Future of American Politics.”
- Nathaniel Keohane Vice president, Global Climate, Environmental Defense Fund.
- Chris Mooney energy and environment reporter, Washington Post
- Greg Mankiw Professor of economics, Harvard University; former Chairman of the President’s Council of Economic Advisers from 2003 to 2005 under President George W. Bush.
- Kyle Meyaard-Schaap National organizer and spokesperson, Young Evangelicals for Climate Action