Congress leads, the private sector finds and funds the solutions

  • Cap and trade guarantees the carbon pollution cuts we need.
  • Cap and trade drives investments and innovation to create jobs.
  • Cap and trade helps farmers with credits for carbon reductions.

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"First of all, I don't think [taking action on climate change] is going to have that much of an impact on the economy overall. Second of all, if you don't do it, you can be sure that the economy will go down the drain in the next 30 years... What may happen to the dollar, and what may happen to growth in China or whatever pale into insignificance compared with the question of what happens to this planet over the next 30 or 40 years if no action is taken."

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The cap and trade success story

Cap and trade was designed, tested and proven in the United States as a program within the 1990 Clean Air Act Amendments.

Cap and trade beats promises

History has shown that the competitive market spurred by an emissions target is the best way to spur sustained and effective innovation.

Energy security and climate: Pessimists are wrong

The "wedges" approach to climate stabilization can lead to good news in more ways than one.

Acres of opportunity: Agriculture's ability to offset climate change

A significant reduction opportunity exists from farm and forestry practices that can actually take carbon pollution out of the atmosphere.

Value-added ethanol: Reducing carbon, expanding markets

As the prospect of expanding energy markets for agricultural products grows, efficient production techniques will be continually invented and adopted.

Grab the Green Brass Ring [PDF]

Environmental Defense president Fred Krupp writes in BusinessWeek that the U.S. can learn from Europe's experience in the cap-and-trade market.

A Bridge to Climate Protection [PDF]

Forests and agricultural soils store vast amounts of carbon, and if they are managed properly, they can help curtail global warming.
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