WASHINGTON — U.S. Senator Chris Coons (D-Del.), co-chair of the bipartisan Senate Climate Solutions Caucus, released the following statement applauding Business Roundtable’s endorsement of concrete proposals to combat climate change with the goal of reducing U.S. carbon emissions by at least 80% from 2005 levels by 2050.

“Businesses across the country are becoming a force for climate action. I applaud the more than 200 businesses who came together to endorse policies that will make a real difference in our rapidly warming world. Today’s announcement makes clear that there is strong support in the business community for setting a national price on carbon that will reduce emissions, unleash market-driven innovation, and create good jobs. Now it’s our responsibility, as members of Congress, to respond to the American people and the businesses who drive our economy and take decisive action.”

Last year, Senator Coons introduced the Climate Action Rebate Act, legislation that places an increasing price on carbon and other greenhouse gas emissions, designed to drive down pollution and encourage market-driven innovation in clean energy technologies. Read more here.