1. Should the U.S. support or oppose the use of carbon trading as an allowable method to achieve carbon reductions outlined in the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Paris Agreement?
- Trump lays groundwork for staying in Paris Agreement
(Climate Home, August 2017)
- Outcomes of the U.N. Climate Change Conference in Paris
(Center for Climate and Energy Solutions, Dec 2015)
- What's ahead for carbon markets after COP 21
(Center for Climate and Energy Solutions, February 2016)
- How emissions trading at Paris climate talks has set us up for failure
(The Conversation, Dec 2015)
- How the aviation sector's carbon offset plans will undermine the Paris agreement
(REDD Monitor, December 2016)
2. Would you support or oppose a national revenue-neutral carbon tax, as proposed by the Climate Leadership Council?
- The Four Pillars of our Carbon Dividends Plan
(Climate Leadership Council, accessed August 2017. I suggest looking around their website.)
- Exxon Mobil Lends Its Support to a Carbon Tax Proposal
(New York Times, June 2017)
- Why a "revenue neutral" carbon tax could hurt - not help - the planet
(Common Dreams, November 2016)
- 10 Reasons to Oppose a Carbon Tax
(American Energy Alliance, Nov 2015)
3. Would you support or oppose removing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's 2016 methane regulation rule?
- EPA's Methane Rule: Should it Stay or Should It Go?
(Resources for the Future, July 2017)
- Court Blocks E.P.A. Effort to Suspend Obama-Era Methane Rule
(New York Times, July 2017)
- EPA mulls options after appeals court blocks delay of Obama-era methane gas rule
(CNN, July 2017)
4. Would you support or oppose Congressional action to repeal the Renewable Fuel Standard?
- Overview for Renewable Fuel Standard
(The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, June 2017)
- Trump should drain the renewable fuel standard swamp
(The Hill, April 2017)
- Scrap or overhaul? Trump and Clinton promise changes to the Renewable Fuel Standard
(Forbes, October 2016)
- The EPA raises the Renewable Fuels Standard. Here's why that makes no sense.
(Grist, Nov 2015)
5. Would you support or oppose building the Jordan Cove Energy Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) export project in Oregon?
- What a West Coast gas terminal could mean for the Rockies
(Marketplace, August 2017)
- FERC to prepare Jordan Cove LNG EIS
(LNG World News, June 2017)
- Jordan Cove LNG
(Jordan Cove LNG project website)
- Jordan Cove LNG project plans to re-apply at FERC
(Natural Gas Intelligence, December 2016)
- Stop Liquified Natural Gas
(Sierra Club (Oregon Chapter), Dec 2015)