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A Carbon Tax Plan Proposal: What Are Its Prospects?

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writes that on Feb. 9, a group of prominent Republicans and business leaders from the Climate Leadership Council released a carbon tax proposal entitled "The Conservative Case for Carbon Dividends," a four-pronged proposal that would impose a tax on carbon for oil, gas and coal use, which together comprise nearly 80 percent of total U.S. greenhouse gas emissions.

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  • Jeff Dorian

    If the use of the TAX word were replaced by FEE, the proposal would more accurately be described. Since none of the 400 billion anticipated would go to other government uses it is not a TAX.

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