Founding Statement

The members of Utahns for Carbon Dividends (UFCD) believe America needs a climate solution that bridges partisan divides, strengthens our economy and protects our environment.

We have joined the broadest climate coalition in U.S. history to promote the bipartisan carbon dividends plan because it is the most cost-effective, equitable and politically viable climate solution. This market-based plan has earned the support of major businesses, top environmental organizations, thousands of economists and opinion leaders from across the political spectrum. It offers the strongest basis for a much-needed bipartisan breakthrough on climate.

Our carbon dividends solution would cut U.S. emissions in half by 2035 through an economy-wide and gradually rising carbon fee. All revenue raised will be returned directly to Americans through equal quarterly dividends, making the majority of Utah families economically better off. To unlock innovation, carbon regulations would be streamlined so businesses can make long term clean energy investments with confidence. Our solution would also put American industry first and compel other countries to reduce their own emission by charging a fee on the carbon content of imported goods.

It’s time for Utahns to step out in favor of a climate solution that will safeguard future generations, drive economic growth, improve air quality and unlock clean-tech innovation here in Utah and across the United States.

Utahns for carbon dividends will urge our federal elected officials to introduce and pass our carbon dividends solution into law. Along the way, we will work to educate the public on this plan and draw more Utahns into our campaign. Together, we can lead the nation toward a cleaner future and global climate leadership.