U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) has unveiled a timely and cutting-edge bill to force the world’s largest oil companies to start paying for the mess they’ve made of our atmosphere. The “Polluters Pay Climate Fund Act” would require Exxon, Shell, Chevron and others to pay $500 billion over the next ten years to help communities in Maryland and nationwide respond to the unfolding impacts of global warming.
This oil-company pollution fee cannot be passed on to consumers. And the revenue could help fund President Biden’s “human infrastructure” legislation and other climate action plans as part of the budget reconciliation bill now moving through Congress.
Please tell your members of Congress to pass the "Polluters Pay Climate Fund Act" as soon as possible!