Ninety-four Companies Call on Governors to Strengthen Carbon Tax



94 companies listed on the Business for Innovative Climate & Energy Policy (BICEP) have called on the governors of the nine Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) states to double down on their effort to implement a higher commitment to stricter cap-and-trade initiatives from the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic electric power sector.

In a show of support for RGGI, the companies sent a letter to the nine governors to “tighten the RGGI carbon emissions cap at a rate of five percent per year between 2021 and 2030,” according to Ceres.

The letter was organized by BICEP, a business coalition by left-wing environmental group CERES, supports cap-and-trade policies and an increased carbon tax.

Read state-specific press releases highlighting company and investor support in each state:

The signatories are as follows, and the hyperlinks represent companies 2ndVote scores:

Amicus Green Building Center, LLC Argyle Brewing Company, LLC Arup


Bates Apartments

BCW Historic Properties Ltd.

Ben & Jerry’s Homemade, Inc.

Business Wisdom

Chandler LLC

Clif Bar & Company

Coppertoppe Inn & Retreat

Co-op Power

Cornerstone Tree Care




Endosys, LLC

Ethical Electric

Gap Inc.

Gardeners Supply



Green Rainbow Revolution, LLC

Hollender Sustainable Brands

IKEA North America Services, LLC

Impact Infrastructure, Inc.

Jennifer Kierstead Consulting, Inc.



King Arthur Flour

Levi Strauss & Co.

Linda Harrar Productions

LineSync Architecture

Melina/Hyland Design Group

Oaktree Development

Octagon Builders

On Belay Business Advisors Inc.

Priyamvada Sustainability Consulting LLC

Progressive Asset Management

REFRESH! Interiors & Staging

Saunders Hotel Group

Seventh Generation

Smuttynose Brewing Company


Signature Sustainability

Silver Leaf Partners Singlebrook

Staples, Inc. Stonyfield

Strugatz Ventures Inc.

Sustainable Roundtable Inc.

Sustainability Solutions LLC

Swing Salon

Tech Networks of Boston

Tel-Affinity Corporation

Terrapin Bright Green

The Alchemist

The Lion Company, Inc.

The North Face

The Tennis Congress

Thornton Tomasetti Thule

Timberland Trillium Architects TripZero

Tsoi/Kobus & Associates


VF Corporation, LLC

Winston Eco-Strategies

Worthen Industries, Inc.

Zaurie Zimmerman Associates, Inc.