top
Peninsula
Peninsula
Indybay
Indybay
Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz
Indybay
Regions
Indybay Regions North Coast Central Valley North Bay East Bay South Bay San Francisco Peninsula Santa Cruz IMC - Independent Media Center for the Monterey Bay Area North Coast Central Valley North Bay East Bay South Bay San Francisco Peninsula Santa Cruz IMC - Independent Media Center for the Monterey Bay Area California United States International Americas Haiti Iraq Palestine Afghanistan
Topics
Newswire
Calendar
Features
From the Open-Publishing Calendar
From the Open-Publishing Newswire
Indybay Feature
Students for a Carbon Fee & Dividend Rally
by San Mateo Saturday
Friday Sep 3rd, 2021 4:36 AM
Dozens of college and high school students who make up the group Citizens Climate Lobby San Mateo Youth launched a demonstration, the “Students for a Carbon Fee & Dividend Rally” on August 21. They heard from many speakers and shouted their own messages through bullhorns as well as from a podium.
sm_danrclimateyellow.jpg
Photos: Dan Ryan, Probonophoto.org
Please credit the photographer.

Carbon fees are proposed fees collected for the cost of burning fossil fuels; the dividends are the fees collected (minus administrative costs) and returned to Americans to spend as they wish. Though the plan is controversial, advocates of such a plan say that accounting for the true cost of fossil fuel emissions creates a level-playing field for all sources of energy and informs consumers on purchase decisions.

Students and other speakers, including politicians and school administrators, said a carbon tax is a powerful tool in weaning our economies off fossil energy. As part of their action the group marched to San Mateo's Central Park. Members of the ever-entertaining Stanford band added to enthusiasm for the cause.

Opponents of such a plan argue that the climate crisis cannot be solved within a continuing market economy. They say that carbon fees and dividends are only an attempt to fix a system that allows profit making institutions to pay their way as they continue to pollute the planet.
§Excited about the cause
by San Mateo Saturday
Friday Sep 3rd, 2021 4:36 AM
sm_danryanblackandwhite.jpg
§marching to Central Park
by San Mateo Saturday
Friday Sep 3rd, 2021 4:36 AM
sm_danryanmarch1.jpg
§bullhorns
by San Mateo Saturday
Friday Sep 3rd, 2021 4:36 AM
sm_danryantinybullhorns.jpg
§youth and elder
by San Mateo Saturday
Friday Sep 3rd, 2021 4:36 AM
sm_danryanoldyoung.jpg
§calling on the government
by San Mateo Saturday
Friday Sep 3rd, 2021 4:36 AM
sm_danryanmaskwithmsg.jpg
§We are already burning!
by San Mateo Sam
Friday Sep 3rd, 2021 4:36 AM
sm_danryanmarch2.jpg
§ready
by San Mateo Saturday
Friday Sep 3rd, 2021 4:36 AM
sm_danryancuteboots.jpg
§everyone wore masks
by San Mateo Saturday
Friday Sep 3rd, 2021 4:36 AM
sm_danryaneveryonemasktop.jpg
In this part of the country, the San Francisco peninsula, people are very careful about covid
§applauding a speaker
by San Mateo Saturday
Friday Sep 3rd, 2021 4:36 AM
sm_danryanenthused.jpg
Add Your Comments
LATEST COMMENTS ABOUT THIS ARTICLE
Listed below are the latest comments about this post.
These comments are submitted anonymously by website visitors.
TITLE AUTHOR DATE
great photos...jj...Saturday Sep 4th, 2021 3:32 AM
We are 100% volunteer and depend on your participation to sustain our efforts!

Donate

donate now

$ 145.00 donated
in the past month

Get Involved

If you'd like to help with maintaining or developing the website, contact us.

Publish

Publish your stories and upcoming events on Indybay.

IMC Network