Cyn­thia Mel­lon is pol­i­cy coor­di­na­tor at the Cli­mate Jus­tice Alliance (CJA), a grow­ing mem­ber alliance in the cli­mate jus­tice move­ment of 70 urban and rur­al front­line com­mu­ni­ties, orga­ni­za­tions and sup­port­ing net­works in the cli­mate jus­tice move­ment. CJA is ded­i­cat­ed to build­ing Just Tran­si­tion away from extrac­tive sys­tems of pro­duc­tion, con­sump­tion and polit­i­cal oppres­sion, and toward resilient, regen­er­a­tive and equi­table economies.
Don’t Tax Carbon—Just Stop Digging It Up
Carbon taxes are regressive and ineffective, failing to provide the transformative change we need.