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Posted by Michelle, May 31, 2012

Next Conference Call with Former Congressman Bob Inglis 

June 2      1 pm 

 

Former Congressman Bob Inglis, a Republican from South Carolina, served six terms in the U.S. House of Representatives before leaving office in 2011. During his tenure, he introduced the Raise Wages, Cut Carbon Act of 2009, a bill to tax carbon and return the revenue through cuts in payroll taxes. Since leaving Congress, he continues to be a staunch advocate for a national policy to price carbon. Early in his career, Inglis was a climate change skeptic. His views began to shift after a conversation with his son, who had recently turned 18.  “My son said to me, ‘Dad, I’ll vote for you, but you got to clean up your act on the environment.’ His sisters and mother agreed and so, I mean, that’s a pretty important constituency to please.”

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