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Dean Phillips' case for a carbon fee to tackle climate change

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Dean Phillips on election night last year.
Dean Phillips on election night last year.
Liam James Doyle for MPR News 2018

Rep. Dean Phillips, who represents Minnesota's 3rd Congressional District, announced last month that he's sponsoring the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act.

The bipartisan legislation aims to address climate change through market forces. It would attach a fee to fuels that emit carbon, discouraging their use.

Phillips joined Climate Cast to discuss the proposal.

Hear the interview on the audio player above.