UPDATE: The video of this event and an article on it can be found here.
At 10 am today, Rep. Henry Waxman (D-CA) and Former Rep. Wayne Gilchrest (R-MD) will speak about their bipartisan plan for having a carbon price be part of a debt deal. The moderator will be Carol Browner, Distinguished Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress Action Fund.
Evidence is clearer than ever that urgent action is needed to protect our nation and the world from the effects of irreversible climate change. And at the same time, our country faces a very large federal budget deficit.
This event will focus on a new bipartisan proposal to address both of these seemingly intractable challenges together rather than separately. This approach would slash the U.S. debt by making power plants and oil refineries pay for their carbon dioxide pollution that endanger our health and environment. This policy will strengthen our economy, lessen our dependence on foreign oil, make our skies cleaner, and provide hundreds of billions of dollars in debt relief.