Carbon Taxes First. Charles Komanoff & Dan Rosenblum Carbon Tax Center www.carbontax.org March 14, 2007. No More Free Dumping.
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& Dan Rosenblum
Carbon Tax Center
March 14, 2007
“Since the dawn of the industrial revolution, the atmosphere has served as a free dumping ground for carbon gases. If people and industries are made to pay heavily for the privilege, they will inevitably be driven to develop cleaner fuels, cars and factories.”
— Avoiding Calamity on the Cheap, Nov. 3, 2006
New York Times editorial
High taxes on carbon emissions from coal, oil
and natural gas will:
Fuels are taxed by their carbon content per btu.
Tax-shifting – not a tax increase
Responds to concerns about
Security / Oil dependence
Basing economy on vulnerable energySummary