Carbon Costs Coalition 

The Coalition

State legislators from nine states have come together to form the Carbon Costs Coalition. This multi-state coalition is focused on reducing carbon emissions, ensuring equity in policy proposals, developing market-based solutions, creating a resilient local economy and improving public health. By coming together, these legislators are leading a state-based movement to take action on climate by targeting emissions harmful to human health, local economies, and the environment.

Coalition Principles

While the proposals of each state are tailored to their own local needs, the Coalition is bound together by a set of principles. 

  1. Reducing carbon emissions
  2. Developing market-based solutions to climate change
  3. Ensuring equity in policy proposals
  4. Creating a resilient economy
  5. Improving public health
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Represented States and Members

Connecticut

Connecticut

Maryland

Maryland

Massachusetts

Massachusetts

New Hampshire

New Hampshire

New York

New York

Oregon

Oregon

Rhode Island

Rhode Island

Vermont

Vermont

Washington

Washington

Testimonies

  • “This isn’t just a one-state movement. There is regional support for carbon pricing. By coming together in the Carbon Costs Coalition we hope it accelerates the pace of change already underway.”
    Senator Mike Barrett
    State Senator
    Massachusetts
  • “Across the entire political spectrum, there's a growing consensus that market-driven programs to address the real costs of carbon emissions are the answer. This coalition shows the united momentum of states working together to take action. While the proposals of each state in this coalition vary, we are united in our end goal. To reduce greenhouse gas emissions, improve public health and to accurately account for the cost of carbon.”
    Representative Jonathan Steinberg
    State Representative
    Connecticut
  • “Business leaders understand that climate change is a growing risk to their bottom lines. That’s why many support a carbon price as the most efficient and effective way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions."
    Christine Blackburn
    Policy Director
    American Sustainable Business Council
  • "State legislators across the country know that they can’t wait for Washington to act on climate change. Carbon pricing is a market-based strategy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions that is being praised by economists and leaders from across the political spectrum."
    Jeff Mauk
    Executive Director
    National Caucus of Environmental Legislators

Resources

View a one-pager about the Coalition and highlighting the current carbon pricing legislation in each state.
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View NCEL’s fact sheet about carbon pricing with details on the different policy options.
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