Mia Love wins climate prize

By Amy Brunvand

Mia Love (R-UT-4) has received a Climate Leadership Award from Citizens’ Climate Lobby (CCL) for “extraordinary leadership and bold commitment to environmental stewardship.”

In January, Love joined the Congressional Climate Solutions Caucus, a bipartisan group with equal membership of Democrats and Republicans and a mission to foster bipartisan discussion towards better climate policies. Her decision to join the group helped break the ice to encourage other Republicans to join, and Caucus membership now stands at 48. Love has Haitian ancestry, and the 2017 “Global Climate Risk Index” shows Haiti ranked third among countries most affected by climate risk.

While the Caucus has not yet endorsed any specific plan, CCL advocates a revenue-neutral carbon tax that would be returned directly to taxpayers. Details of the CCL plan are given in a 2013 study, The Economic, Climate, Fiscal, Power, and Demographic Impact of a National Fee-and-Dividend Carbon Tax, available on their website.

Citizens’ Climate Lobby: CitizensClimateLobby.org

This article was originally published on August 1, 2017.