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Put a Price on Carbon, U.S. Mayors Tell Congress

July 1, 2019, 9:48 PM

Mayors around the country are getting specific about what kind of national climate policy they want from Congress.

The U.S. Conference of Mayors adopted July 1 a resolution calling on lawmakers in Washington to pass legislation setting a carbon price “sufficient enough to reduce carbon emissions in line with the ambitious detailed in the Paris Agreement on climate change.”

The resolution breaks new territory for the conference, which consists of more than 1,400 mayors of U.S. cities with populations of more than 30,000 people. Though the conference has passed several resolutions in the last few years committing to climate ...

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