Dear Congressman McDermott,
Please consider signing on as a co-sponsor of H.R.1862, the Cap and Dividend Act of 2009. This legislation was introduced on April 1st, 2009, and would establish a method of reducing our carbon dioxide emissions while at the same time providing the money for our citizens to afford the increased cost of energy due to our efforts to curb Climate Change.
The concept is simple, and similar to the Cap and Trade bill that is being pushed by Rep. Waxman. But instead of allowing companies to buy and sell the permits in a trade system, the money that they spend to buy the rights to put pollution into the atmosphere would instead be distributed to the citizens of the United States directly. The system is already in place in Alaska, and is very popular.
Please consider co-signing this bill. I think it has more of a chance of actually helping to curb Climate Change than any other legislation in Congress.
Thank you for all that you do!