I share the belief expressed in the column signed by 24 prominent Utah Republicans that climate politics needs Republican engagement. They believe the best way to cut greenhouse emissions is through a fee on emissions providing a price signal to the private sector. They support returning all the fees imposed to the American people. They support a border adjustment to to encourage worldwide action and prevent foreign interests from gaming our system.

Fortunately, HR2307, the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act, introduced in Congress earlier this year, does all of that. It is the fastest, fairest and least expensive response to climate change that I am aware of.

I encourage the rest of the column signatories to follow the lead of Rep. Ray Ward, R-Bountiful, and endorse HR2307.

Tom Hazelleaf

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Seal Beach, California

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