Bipartisan support for a federal carbon tax is growing, as the recent proposal from senior Republican leaders James Baker, Henry Paulson and George Shultz demonstrates. While Democrats including Senator Sheldon Whitehouse are longtime advocates of a carbon tax, some key Republicans now agree that climate change is a serious threat and a carbon tax is the most efficient solution. Join ASBC for a discussion of the “free-market” Baker-Shultz plan, the possible connection between tax reform and carbon, and other federal carbon pricing proposals.
Former Congressman, SC; current Executive Director, Energy and Enterprise Initiative
Former Congressman (ID), Co-founder and Partner, Partnership for Responsible Growth
Legislative Director, Senator Whitehouse
Opportunities to Address
A Federal Carbon Tax
March 23, 2017
• Represent over 200,000 businesses in 40 states.
• Over 80 business organizations are members.
• Over 130 companies are members.
• Advocate at federal level in Washington, DC.
• Advocate in state capitals.
• Place Op-eds and Policy Statements in media.
• Have Biz leaders be spokes to media on issues.
• Bring Biz leaders to DC to testify & lobby Congress & Administration.
RICHARD EIDLIN, CO-FOUNDER & VP OF
POLICY AND CAMPAIGNS, ASBC
Richard Eidlin has worked for 30 years on sustainability, social
entrepreneurship, policy, and CSR in the public and private sector.
He was Business Outreach Director for the Apollo Alliance; Co-
director of Colorado Clean Tech for Obama; consultant to the UN
Environment Programme, Vice President with Solar Works, Inc.,
board member of New Hampshire BSR, and adjunct faculty with
Boston College. He teaches environmental policy at the University of
Denver, serves on the board of Rocky Mountain Employee
Ownership Center and is advisor to the State Innovation Exchange.
BOB INGLIS, FORMER REPRESENTATIVE (R-SC)
Bob Inglis was elected to the U.S. Congress in 1992. He represented
Greenville-Spartanburg, South Carolina, from 1993-1998,
unsuccessfully challenged U.S. Senator Fritz Hollings in 1998, and
then returned to the practice of commercial real estate law in S.C. In
2004, he was re-elected to Congress and served until losing re-
election in the South Carolina Republican primary of 2010, largely
because of his insistence that human activity was contributing to
WALT MINNICK, FORMER CONGRESSMAN (ID), CO-FOUNDER
AND PARTNER, PARTNERSHIP FOR RESPONSIBLE GROWTH
Walt Minnick is a co-founder of Partnership for Responsible Growth, a
bipartisan organization that advocates for policies to address climate
change. He is also a Partner at The Majority Group, a D.C.-based
government relations firm. Minnick is a former Congressman from
Idaho. He served from 2009 - 2011. Before his time in Congress,
Minnick was a very successful businessman, running the
SummerWinds Garden Centers, Inc., Trus Joist Corporation, and the
Idaho Business Council.
JOSH KARETNY, LEGISLATIVE DIRECTOR, SENATOR WHITEHOUSE
Josh Karetny is the Legislative Director for Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse.
He has been with Senator Whitehouse for 10 years, previously serving
as Chief Economic Council. Karetny has a J.D. from NYU School of
April 11 – 21
Congressional In-District Climate Change Lobby Day
National Business Climate Lobby Day in Washington, DC
Working with ASBC
Richard Eidlin, Vice President/Co-founder
Bryan McGannon, Policy Director