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WASHINGTON, July 19 - Two Democratic lawmakers on Monday introduced legislation establishing a carbon tariff on certain imports like steel as a means to fight climate change, a week after Europe launched the world’s first carbon border tax.
WASHINGTON — Democratic lawmakers on Monday proposed to raise as much as $16 billion annually by imposing a tax on imports from China and other countries that are not significantly reducing the planet-warming pollution that they produce.
While COVID-19 vaccination rates are high for adults in San Diego, numbers for kids 17 to 12 years old are not at herd immunity levels.
U.S. Rep. Scott Peters (D-La Jolla) marked national Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month by presenting a June 9 webinar that included remarks by three local experts on the disease.
Rep. Scott Peters announced Wednesday that over $340 million in federal grants will be available for San Diego Unified and millions of dollars for other schools that are reopening in his district.
Curbing CO2 emissions gets most of the attention and getting to net zero emissions by midcentury is essential in the long run to abate climate change. But that’s not enough. To bend the warming curve, we must drastically reduce the less appreciated short-lived “super-pollutants” — mostly methane, HFCs coolants, and black carbon soot.
For years, the threat of climate change has been the subject of sharp disagreement.