Today, a large coalition of conservative and free-market organizations led by Americans for Tax Reform released a letter to Congress stating their unified opposition to any form of a carbon tax: 

Dear Members of Congress,

We oppose any carbon tax. A carbon tax raises the cost of heating your home in the winter and cooling your home in the summer. It raises the cost of filling your car. A carbon tax increases the cost of everything Americans buy and lowers Americans’ effective take home pay. A carbon tax increases the power, cost and intrusiveness of the government in our lives.


Grover Norquist
President, Americans for Tax Reform

James L. Martin, Founder/Chairman Saulius “Saul” Anuzis, President
60 Plus Association

Marty Connors
Chair, Alabama Center Right Coalition

Mead Treadwell
Former Lt. Governor, State of Alaska & Chair, Alaska Center-Right Meeting

John Droz, Jr.
Founder, Alliance for Wise Energy Decisions (AWED)

Dick Patten
President, American Business Defense Council

Phil Kerpen
President, American Commitment

Matt Schlapp
Chairman, American Conservative Union

Tom Pyle
President, American Energy Alliance

Brent Wm. Gardner
Chief Government Affairs Officer, Americans for Prosperity

Lisa B. Nelson

Scot Mussi
President, Arizona Free Enterprise Club

Cindy Johansen
Chair, Aroostook County Republicans

Garrett Ballengee
Executive Director, Cardinal Institute for West Virginia Policy

David T. Stevenson
Policy Director, Caesar Rodney Institute

Ralph Benko
Chairman, The Capitalist League

Andrew F. Quinlan
President, Center for Freedom & Prosperity

Isaac Orr
Policy Fellow, Center of the American Experiment

Marlo Lewis
Senior Fellow, Energy and Environmental Policy, Competitive Enterprise Institute

Chuck Muth
President, Citizen Outreach Foundation

Rod Richardson
Co-Founder & Co-Chair, Clean Capitalist Leadership Council

David McIntosh
President, Club for Growth

Drew Bond & John Hart
Founders, Conservative Coalition for Climate Solutions (C3 Solutions)

Matthew Kandrach
President, Consumer Action for a Strong Economy (CASE)

Thomas A. Schatz
President, Council for Citizens Against Government Waste

Robert Roper
President, Ethan Allen Institute

Annette Meeks
CEO, Freedom Foundation of Minnesota

Adam Brandon
President, FreedomWorks

Victor Riches
President & CEO, Goldwater Institute

Aaron Stover
Director of Federal Government/Corporate Relations, The Heartland Institute

Jessica Anderson
Executive Director, Heritage Action for America

Mario H. Lopez
President, Hispanic Leadership Fund

Daniel Erspamer
President, Pelican Institute for Public Policy

Shayne Madsen
Director, Political Law Center, Independence Institute

Daniel C. Turner
Executive Director, Power the Future

Carrie Lukas
President, Independent Women’s Forum

Heather R. Higgins
CEO, Independent Women’s Voice

Chris Ingstad
President, Iowans for Tax Relief

Dr. J. Robert McClure
President & CEO, The James Madison Institute

Seton Motley
President, Less Government

David Guenthner
Senior Strategist for State Affairs, Mackinac Center for Public Policy

Laurie Belsito
Legislative Director, Massachusetts Fiscal Alliance

Representative Beth A. O’Connor Maine State Representative

Rodolfo E. Milani
Founder, Miami Freedom Forum

Dr. Jameson Taylor
Mississippi Center for Public Policy

Tim Jones
Chair, Missouri Center-Right Coalition
Former Speaker, Missouri House of Representatives

Keith Erf
State Representative District 2, Hillsborough, NH House of Representatives

William O’Brien
Former Speaker, New Hampshire House of Representatives Co-Chair, New Hampshire Center-Right Meeting

David Miller
Southwest Ohio Center Right

Brandon Dutcher
Senior Vice President, Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs

Douglas Kellogg
Executive Director, Ohioans for Tax Reform

Tom Hebert
Executive Director, Open Competition Center

Lorenzo Montanari
Executive Director, Property Rights Alliance

Paul J. Gessing
President, Rio Grande Foundation

Mike Stenhouse
CEO, Rhode Island Center for Freedom and Prosperity

Bette Grande
CEO, Roughrider Policy Center

Maureen Blum
President, Strategic Coalitions & Initiatives, LLC and Executive Director, USA Workforce Coalition

Patrick Hedger
Vice President of Policy, Taxpayers Protection Alliance

Hon. Jason Isaac
Director, Life: Powered, Texas Public Policy Foundation

Christian N. Braunlich
President, Thomas Jefferson Institute for Public Policy

Rusty Cannon
Vice President, Utah Taxpayers Association

Darrell Henry
Executive Director, Western Caucus Foundation

Morton Blackwell
Chairman, The Weyrich Lunch