. Create an economy wide carbon tax measure tied to emission reduction targets.
. Oppose carbon markets, offsets and emissions trading regimes.
. Establish a "social cost of carbon" to reflect a monetary estimate of the value of not emitting a ton of GHG emissions.
. Establish a charge on fossil fuel producers and large industrial emitters of $30 per metric ton, with annual 5% increase, plus inflation, and $3 per ton increase every two years if emission reductions are not met.
. Establish a fee on producers and importers of fossil fuels of $15 per metric ton of CO2 equivalents, tied to emission reduction targets of 100% from 2020 to 2050.
. Establish a fee on fluorinated gases.
. Distribute 70% of net revenues from any carbon fee to low- and middle-income Americans as a monthly dividend; 30% for clean energy, including infrastructure, energy innovation, and funds for worker and community transition to cleaner energy economy.
. Distribute 70% of any carbon fee revenue to reduce payroll tax, 10% to social security beneficiaries, and 20% for state block grants to offset higher energy costs for low-income households, and advanced research and development programs on climate adaptation and energy efficiency
. Do not put a moratorium on federal GHG regulation as part of any carbon fee scheme.
. Put a moratorium on federal GHG regulations, in exchange for carbon fee legislation.
. Establish an import fee on fossil fuels and carbon-intensive imported goods.
. Include sequestration in forests, soils, and forest products in any carbon fee or trading regime.
. Create an auction cap-and-trade program for sequestration of carbon in forest and forest products.
. Establish a cap-and-dividend program to limit carbon emissions per year and sell non-tradable permits at auction, then rebate revenue to the public. (In contrast to a carbon tax, a cap-and-dividend provides emissions certainty and price uncertainty.)
. Distribute revenue from carbon pricing as a universal dividend.
. Use regional approaches and technical partnerships to enhance carbon pricing and link existing schemes to address competitiveness concerns.
. Require quasi-public finance entities to include an estimated cost of carbon pollution in all investment decisions.
. EICDA: Establish a carbon fee on refineries and importers of oil and coal, coal mining, natural gas producers and importers, producers of fluorinated gases, and other producers of GHG using such fuels if not already covered.
. EICDA: Reimburse farms for any carbon fee embedded in their fossil fuel purchase.
. EICDA: Reimburse U.S. Armed Forces for carbon fee embedded in their fossil fuel purchase.
. EICDA: Establish reduction targets for GHG emissions from fossil fuels from 2016 baseline, of 5% annually starting in 2025, for a total reduction of 90% by 2050.
. EICDA: Provide refunds of carbon fee to facilities which capture and sequester carbon in a safe and permanent manner.
. EICDA: Allow carbon fee refunds to exporters of fossil fuels and carbon-intensive products.
. EICDA: Distribute 100% of revenue from carbon fee revenue to each adult citizen and lawful resident, with 1/2 share to children under 19 years of age.
. EICDA: Put a moratorium on federal GHG regulations for 10 years, with certain exceptions, including motor vehicles, black carbon, nonroad engines and airplanes.
. EICDA: Do not provide for federal preemption of state law or regulation of GHG.
. Force fossil fuel companies to pay risk bonds to communities in which they operate to fund adaptation and mitigation, and protect against fossil fuel industry insolvency.
. EICDA: Exempt non-fossil fuel greenhouse gas emissions from farms.
. A carbon tax must be high, in line with the IPCC recommendation of at least $135/ton by 2030, and coupled with rebates to the poor.