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by | Sep 9, 2022

The dubiously named Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), a smorgasbord of energy subsidies, health-care policy changes, and tax reform measures, passed to laudatory acclaim from a broad Democratic and centrist coalition in August. One faction that was understandably mum, however, was…

by | Jul 21, 2022

Maybe D.C. lawmakers don’t actually care about gasoline prices at all, or maybe the slight easing of prices at the pump in the past two weeks is causing panic among the climate hysteriocrats. Whatever it is, the president hints at…

by | May 31, 2022

Over at National Review last week, the Tax Foundation’s Alex Muresianu dug into the nuts and bolts of a carbon tax and argued (credibly) that a carbon tax could be preferable to our existing jumble of climate regulations. As Muresianu…

by | Sep 21, 2021

Last week Chris Bedford had a very notable column at The Federalist recognizing that the current Team D crowd driving policy and media in this country is obsessed with three things nobody else is clamoring for. And he was right,…

by | Jul 19, 2021

The New York Times reported Monday that Democrats intend to include a carbon border tax in the $3.5 trillion budget reconciliation bill that is linked to the sweeping infrastructure package chugging toward completion. With its advantages in both chambers of…

by | Apr 28, 2021

In late March, the American Petroleum Institute — the national oil and gas industry trade association — announced its Climate Action Framework. The plan calls for federal spending on low-carbon research and development, expansion of subsidies for carbon capture technology,…

by | Aug 7, 2018

A study of a proposed carbon tax in Congress estimates that the plan could lead to increased costs for everything from gasoline to power rates if it’s implemented. Rep. Carlos Curbelo, R-Fla., has introduced legislation that would place a $24-per-ton…

by | May 2, 2017

An oft-quoted line in the Simon and Garfunkel classic “The Sound of Silence” laments “people hearing without listening.” The same idea concludes Don McLean’s classic tribute to Vincent Van Gough, with the line “They would not listen, they’re not listening…

by | Jul 11, 2016

On June 10, 2016, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a resolution sponsored by Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) saying a carbon tax would harm the economy and should not be enacted. The 237–163 vote in favor of the resolution included…

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