November 28, 2012

The Time for a Carbon Tax is Now

Craig Severence, Energy Collective


ENergy Collective

Right now the climate and energy community is stuck. There is a growing consensus, including among conservatives, that it is finally time for a carbon tax. Yet, no politician -- especially President Obama -- seems ready to advance the proposal. The previous proposal to do something about climate -- cap&trade -- failed to gain wildly popular public enthusiasm (and we need this level of support). While economists thought cap&trade was the best way to address the carbon pollution that is causing extreme climate disruption, it wasn't seen as "giving back" enough to the public.

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TAGGED: Carbon Emissions, President Obama, American Enterprise Institute, Global Warming, Congress, Carbon Tax

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