Sen. Sheldon WhitehouseSheldon WhitehouseFive takeaways from the Scott Pruitt emails A guide to the committees: Senate Pruitt confirmation sets stage for Trump EPA assault MORE (D-R.I.) will unveil new legislation that will put a price on carbon emissions.
Whitehouse, a staunch environmentalist, will announce details of the bill during a speech on the Senate floor on Wednesday.
The bill is expected to help slash carbon emissions by charging a fee for each ton emitted. It will also generate over a trillion dollars in revenue to go back to the public, Whitehouse said.
Whiethouse told reporters Monday evening that there "will be demand" for his bill, despite it coming on the heels of an election that handed Republicans a majority in the Senate and increased their numbers in the House.