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Other hand, this is where it gets a little confusing for me because on the other hand, I'm seeing that regarding this the federal proposal, let's in congress right now, there's a quote here in the Miami Herald from Ted halston who's the CEO of the climate leadership council. That's a a. Group comprised of oil companies and other businesses saying that the introduction of the energy innovation in carbon dividend act provides a clear proof of concept that a conservative inspired carbon dividends framework can attract bipartisan support because they're looking for the fact that he says, it's no coincidence that the first bipartisan climate Bill in nearly a decade is based on carbon dividends a plan that returns revenue to the American people an appealing to all sides of the climate debate. So are are is the oil and gas industry is there something they see in this Bill that they like is it an exchange for I don't know fewer regulations or what? Yeah. I mean, there have been some plans over the years that have been supported by Exxon and shell and other other fossil field companies. So this new proposal from Deutsche prevents new regulations on carbon dioxide if it was implemented for like a full ten years. So the wouldn't be able to make new rules. Limiting it other. You know, more conservative just jump in here. Sure. That sounds like a pretty big deal like say at the PA cannot make any carbon regulations for ten years if this Bill passes. Yeah. I mean, the idea is that it's going to have a big enough impact that the that wouldn't be necessary. But that's definitely a concession for conservatives or environmentalists. Okay. Because the Bill says that aims to reduce carbon pollution by forty percent within those ten years, which would outstrip even the the goals. I believe that the Obama administration had. Yeah. Exactly. I mean, it has potential to be pretty effective. Okay. Potential to be pretty effective in practice. But again as you talking about the political potential perhaps is lacking. So I want to actually just get a couple of callers in here. If I can let's go to Rebecca who's calling from Bettendorf Iowa. Rebecca, you're on the air. Hi, hi, Meg this is Rebecca I just think taking my call. My husband is active duty military. So we've been all over the world, and we paid carbon taxes and other countries. I think that our country would benefit from this. Perhaps it would encourage people to use public transportation more. We're rural here. I wish we had a better public transportation system here. So if that carbon tax would then help fund better public transportation that would be fantastic. I think you're seekers, right? That folks are resistant to change. I think back to the recycling issue. We could do a much better job with recycling. But we're doing better than we were fifteen years ago. So I think that this carbon tax kind of falls into that same category. Well, Rebecca, thank you so much for your call. Let's get a different view. Here rolled is calling from lacrosse Wisconsin rolled you're on the air. Yes. Hi, thank you for taking my call. I wanted to emphasize I guess the education piece, and that people want understanding, this would I think support it. I think one key part might be just a simple equation that if I drive say ten thousand miles a year. What might I be expecting to spend extra on this e and then also what might my rebate be being that I would be a normal user versus a airline or a much larger user we'll rolled. Thank you so much for your call. Let's get an answer to that question from the co-sponsor of the energy innovation and carbon dividend. Act. Representative Charlie Crist joins us. Now. He's a democratic congressman from Florida's thirteenth congressional district. He's with us from Washington Coachman, Chris welcome to own point. Thank you Meghna. It's a pleasure to be with you today. It's good to have you. So so you just heard. Ruled they're asking what I think fundamentally is a question of is it possible that if and I know we've been talking about why it's a big if if your proposal gets anywhere in congress could it. Yeah. I mean, but could it have the effect of ending a being a slightly increased burden on the people who are least able to afford..

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