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Opportunities to Address
Climate Change:
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 m...
RICHARD EIDLIN, CO-FOUNDER & VP OF
POLICY AND CAMPAIGNS, ASBC
Richard Eidlin has worked for 30 years on sustainability, so...
BOB INGLIS, FORMER REPRESENTATIVE (R-SC)
Bob Inglis was elected to the U.S. Congress in 1992. He represented
Greenville-Sp...
WALT MINNICK, FORMER CONGRESSMAN (ID), CO-FOUNDER
AND PARTNER, PARTNERSHIP FOR RESPONSIBLE GROWTH
Walt Minnick is a co-fou...
JOSH KARETNY, LEGISLATIVE DIRECTOR, SENATOR WHITEHOUSE
Josh Karetny is the Legislative Director for Sen. Sheldon Whitehous...
Upcoming Events
April 11 – 21
Congressional In-District Climate Change Lobby Day
May 2
National Business Climate Lobby Day...
Working with ASBC
Richard Eidlin, Vice President/Co-founder
reidlin@asbcouncil.org
303-478-0131
Bryan McGannon, Policy Dir...
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Federal Carbon Tax: Mission Possible?

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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.

Bob Inglis
Former Congressman, SC; current Executive Director, Energy and Enterprise Initiative

Walt Minnick
Former Congressman (ID), Co-founder and Partner, Partnership for Responsible Growth

Josh Karetny
Legislative Director, Senator Whitehouse

March 23, 2017

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Federal Carbon Tax: Mission Possible?

  1. 1. Opportunities to Address Climate Change: A Federal Carbon Tax March 23, 2017
  2. 2. • 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. ASBC’s Reach/Capabilities asbcouncil.org/webinars
  3. 3. 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. asbcouncil.org/webinars
  4. 4. 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 climate change. asbcouncil.org/webinars
  5. 5. 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. asbcouncil.org/webinars
  6. 6. 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 Law. asbcouncil.org/webinars
  7. 7. Upcoming Events April 11 – 21 Congressional In-District Climate Change Lobby Day May 2 National Business Climate Lobby Day in Washington, DC asbcouncil.org/webinars
  8. 8. Working with ASBC Richard Eidlin, Vice President/Co-founder reidlin@asbcouncil.org 303-478-0131 Bryan McGannon, Policy Director bmcgannon@asbcouncil.org 202-650-7678

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